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Grayslake Police Department to have community roll calls

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Grayslake Police Department to have community roll calls

The Grayslake Police Department has announced a community roll call program designed to foster closer interaction between its officers and the community they serve.

GPD said it is willing to conduct roll call meetings at offsite locations in Grayslake and Hainesville. The meetings are usually held at the station and last about five to 15 minutes. They take place twice a day, at the start of each 12-hour shift, and are designed to let supervisors inform patrol officers of important information they need to know. The meetings also let officers check equipment and direct assignments.

The community roll call meetings will take place at offsite locations, with the idea of creating greater contact between police and the citizens and fostering more positive relationships.

If your business or organization is interested in hosting a community roll call, contact Sgt. Gore at [email protected]. Please include your name and contact information, as well as a proposed date and location.

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Applications are being accepted for the first-ever community police academy in Zion.

The first session will take place in late May with plans to provide the academy twice per year for interested local residents

The 10-week academy will offer insights on community policing, use of force guidelines, evidence collection and traffic enforcement, as well as CPR training and mental health and suicide awareness.

ZPD says the course is available for people interested in law enforcement careers, or those who want to create networking opportunities with the department, as well as those just interested in learning more about police work

The deadline for application is April 15, and the form is available on the city of Zion website. Space is limited. Applicants must be 18 or older and will be screened by police. Questions about the application process can be directed to Sgt. Manuel Rivera at (847) 872-8000, or at [email protected].

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The Lake Zurich Police Department was re-accredited this week by the national standards organization CALEA.

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies said this week that LZPD had met the necessary standards for recertification. It is the fourth time CALEA has accredited Lake Zurich since 2006, Police Chief Steve Husak said.

“The accreditation process serves as a report card on agency adherence to established professional law enforcement standards,” Husak said.  “It is imperative, as we partner with our community, to have outside professionals validate that we are in compliance with all applicable law, policies, and procedures.”

An assessor from CALEA came to the department in December to review department records and check the LZPD against 180 standards set by CALEA. Lake Zurich police staff appeared before CALEA members at a meeting this week, where board members voted to re-accredit the department.

The commission was established in 1979 by four major law enforcement membership associations with the goal of creating national standards for professional policing.

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Waukegan’s police officers and firefighters will square off on the basketball court in their annual charity game on April 20. The 21st annual Juarez Cup will take place at 6 p.m. at the Waukegan High School gym, 1011 Washington St. Tickets are $5, which includes six raffle tickets for door prizes. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Special Recreation Services of Northern Lake County.

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Waukegan Police will be hosting Coffee with a Cop April 4 from 1-3 p.m. at the Starbucks at 3300 W. Grand Ave. Residents are invited to drop by for coffee and casual conversation with police about issues of interest.

 

 



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