The Elmhurst Police Department has been certified as an ILEAP Tier I agency since 2018. The Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ILEAP) aims to make police organizations better by evaluating policy and procedures against established criteria. Coupling the alignment of policy and written directives against best practices, is the process of having those criteria certified by an independent, authoritative body, the ILEAP Council. This council is made up of Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, Illinois Municipal League, Illinois City/County Management Association, Intergovernmental Risk Management Agency, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, UIC Center for Public Safety and Justice, and the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety. The establishment of meaningful and professional standards with an evaluation for compliance to those standards are the two fundamental components of the accreditation program.