Public input invited for Moline Police Department ILEAP accreditation

The Moline Police Department will be undergoing an independent assessment in the process of obtaining accreditation. The public is invited to provide input on their assessment of the Moline Police Department 4-5 p.m. Jan. 9. 

Moline Police Chief Darren Gault and the accreditation team also urge residents to voice their opinions, experiences, and other information with the accreditation team. On Jan. 10, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., residents may call (309) 524-2113 to speak privately with the representatives from ILEAP. According to a city news release, the assessment team wants to hear about residents’ experiences with the Moline Police Department and whether residents feel the police department should be accredited.

Trained assessors from the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ILEAP) will be conducting an on-site assessment of the Moline Police Department on Jan. 9-10. During this time, trained assessors from peer agencies across the state will arrive to conduct inspections, file reviews and audits of the police department. 

These representatives will be examining the department to ensure the MPD is worthy of accreditation through the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Council. Assessors will evaluate policy and procedures against established criteria in 69 professional standards. The standards cover areas of administration, operations, personnel and training. 

Once the on-site visit is completed, the assessment team will confer, develop an on-site report, and forward the report to the ILEAP Council. The ILEAP Council discusses the Accreditation Team’s findings and votes to determine if the MPD has met the professional standards that form the title of accreditation.

Residents who call in should tell the operator they would like to speak with the ILEAP team. They will be connected to the assessment team who will be working in a private area. Comments are limited to five minutes, but feel confident that your opinions will be heard by the on-site team and forwarded to the chief, the release said.

Those who can’t call in may send comments to and the emails will be shared with the assessment team.

For more information about the ILEAP Standards and Program, visit

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