Diversity and Use of Force Policies

"In light of the recent events in Minneapolis and subsequent questions across the nation regarding police training, policies, diversity and police-community relations, I would like to provide you with a synopsis of important data relative to these topics within the police department."

-Buffalo Grove Police Chief Steven Casstevens

Frequently Asked Questions

Recruitment and Selection
Biased Based Policing
Officer Training
Use of Force Policy
Use of Force Reporting
NAACP and IACP Ten Shared PrinciplesIn 2018 the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police and the Illinois NAACP partnered to create a document called the Ten Shared Principles. This document was signed by every member of the police department in December of 2018 and is framed on display in the main hallway of the department. The principles are as follows.
CALEA Accredited DepartmentThe Buffalo Grove Police Department has been an internationally accredited professional law enforcement agency since 1987.  Four (4) percent of law enforcement agencies are accredited Nationwide through CALEA and five (5) percent are accredited in Illinois

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) was formed in 1979 to create a professional management model for police agencies.  CALEA Accreditation programs provide public safety agencies with an opportunity to voluntarily meet an established set of professional standards which require:

  • Comprehensive and uniform written directives that clearly define authority, performance, and responsibilities
  • Reports and analyses to make fact-based and informed management decisions
  • Preparedness to address natural or man-made critical incidents
  • Community relationship-building and maintenance
  • Independent review by subject matter experts
  • Continuous pursuit of excellence through annual reviews and other assessment measures.

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Who's Listening?

Steven Casstevens

POLICE CHIEF