The Illinois State University Police Department is encouraging members of the general public to call in and leave comments while a law enforcement team examines the department’s policies, procedures, operations and management.

The evaluation is a routine part of the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program accreditation process. Members of the public are invited to call (309) 438-3281 from 1-3 p.m. on Monday, January 14 to offer comments to the assessment team. Telephone comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the department’s ability to comply with ILEAP accreditation standards. Those standards are available for public review at

People who are unable to comment by telephone at the designated time can submit a comment by sending an email to Lt. Jeff Hamer of the Macomb Police Department at

“Feedback is important to ensuring that the Illinois State University Police Department is upholding the highest professional standards,” said Chief Aaron Woodruff. “We encourage everyone to voice their opinions – good or bad – so we can make sure we’re serving our community in the best way possible.”

The call-in comments are a formal part of the ILEAP accreditation process, but general comments are always welcome throughout the year by calling (309) 438-8631, or emailing