North Aurora, IL – The North Aurora Police Department received certification yesterday that it meets federal use of force requirements as set by the United States Department of Justice.
The Presidential Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities empowers the U.S. Attorney General to designate independent credentialing bodies, including the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, to certify that a law enforcement agency meets certain standards on the use of force. Following a review, including applicable policies and training, the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police determined that the North Aurora Police Department meets the conditions for certification.
Chief of Police David Fisher said, “The North Aurora Police Department always strives to be professional, fair, and unbiased, and to only use force when it is reasonable and necessary. We meet this standard through regular reviews of our practices and policies and this certification confirms for the public that we are meeting best practices.”