The Deerfield Police Department Administration Division is comprised of the Chief of Police, Deputy Chief of Administration and Police Management Analyst. The Administration Division oversees the day-to-day operations, balances demands for service and resources, and sets goals and objectives for the Police Department. The Deerfield Police Department Strategic Plan was developed in 2014 to create a long-range plan that would identify organizational priorities and be the foundation for the agency’s future.
The Administration Division responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Develop and Implement Department Policy
- Hire Department Staff
- Maintain of Personnel Records
- Prepare Department Budget
- Department Inventory Control
- Prepare and Submit Payroll
- Employee Performance Evaluations
- Internal Affairs, Use of Force, and Pursuit Analysis
- Biased-Based Policing Reporting and Analysis
- Maintain and Disseminate Public Records/FOIA
- Fleet Management
- Emergency Management
- Manage and Distribute Information to the Community
The Deerfield Police Department has been a fully Accredited agency with Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) since 2005. The CALEA Accreditation process- considered by the public safety community as the "gold standard"- is a proven modern management model. Once implemented, it provides an agency, on a continuing basis, with a blueprint that promotes the efficient use of resources and improves service delivery - regardless of the size, geographic location, or functional responsibilities of the agency. The standards upon which CALEA’s programs are based reflect the best thinking and experience of contemporary public safety practitioners and researchers. The standards are considered benchmarks for today's public safety agencies.
A team of assessors will conduct a virtual assessment on April 12-14, 2021, to examine all aspects of the Deerfield Police Department policy and procedures, management, operations and support services. Verification by the team that the Deerfield Police Department meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation. The Deerfield Police Department has to comply with 490 standards in order to gain accredited status. Once the CALEA Assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status.
Please click here to learn more about the process and how you can participate.
The Records Division is responsible for coordinating, distributing, and retaining all police documents. Records staff process all citations, reports, bonds, and paperwork for the department.
Records staff are charged with maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of all documents to ensure the credibility of information in the administration of justice, from the point of police contact to the adjudication of cases in court. They are also responsible for the timely fulfillment of subpoenas, report requests, and any other internal or external requests.
The Records Division coordinates the Burglar Alarm and Chauffeur License Programs for the Village.
Records personnel also provide service at the front desk in the public lobby, which includes walk-in customers in need of police service and general information. The Records Division is staffed by 2 full-time employees who work staggered shifts Monday through Friday.