Moline PD Hopes to Earn Accreditation
After more than two years of work, the Moline Police Department is ready for the final step in its effort to win accreditation.
Monday and Tuesday, assessors from the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program will come to Moline for inspections, interviews, and ride-alongs.
Chief Darren Gault says his department must show it's meeting 69 professional standards.
"So for example we have over 10,000 pieces of evidence. And those are people's personal possessions, their high value items, homicide weapons, and things like that. So there are high standards for evidence custody as well as disposition of evidence."
Accreditation might help with insurance and possibly grants, but Gault says the main reason to work so hard on this is to earn the trust of city residents.
As part of the assessment, members of the accreditation team invite local residents to call and give their opinion of the Moline Police Department. They can call Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 am 309-524-2113. Comments can also be made by email.