Orland Park Police Department Earns Highest Level of Accreditation (Orland Park, IL) — The Orland Park Police Department has joined an elite group of law enforcement agencies in the State of Illinois. Orland Park joins twenty other police departments that have received the coveted Tier 2 Accreditation Status through the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program administered by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. In 2015, the department moved up to the highest ILEAP Status, Tier 2, was reaccredited in 2018 and has received reaccreditation for 2022.
“This is a testament to the outstanding men and women who serve the Orland Park community on a daily basis,” said Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau. “Congratulations to Chief Eric Rossi, Deputy Chief Brian West, Commander Ken Rosinski, Lt. David Ziolkowski and the entire department for a job well done,” the mayor said.
An independent team representing the chiefs’ association spent three days with the Orland Park Police Department reviewing and examining all aspects of the department policies, procedures, management, operations and support services.
“This statewide accreditation affirms what we already knew — that the Orland Park Police Department is among the best in Illinois,” said Mayor Keith Pekau. “The Orland Park Police Department is a professional, dedicated, well trained police force of which we are all very proud,” the mayor said.
During the three day on-site assessment the assessing chiefs from other departments used nearly 180 separate ILEAP standards to determine if Orland Park met the program’s highest level of accreditation standards. The assessors assigned to Orland Park reviewed more than 1000 Orland Park Police Department documents to establish proof of compliance.
“The independent assessors gave much credit to Orland Park Police Lt. David Ziolkowski who ensured that all 180 policies reflected the highest and best standards in law enforcement and to all members of the department who insure on a daily basis that the policies are faithfully carried out,” said Orland Park Police Chief Eric Rossi.
Orland Park Police Department Earns Highest Level of Accreditation