Participation in task forces is important in many ways. First, it helps other agencies who request the services of the task force, thereby advancing our collective mission of law enforcement. Additionally, it provides staff diverse opportunities they may not have within the Village of Huntley. The task forces provide training and development opportunities that enhance the careers of our officers, allowing them to bring the acquired skills and knowledge back to the Huntley Police Department. Finally, these groups are a great resource that we can call on when we have an extraordinary situation in our jurisdiction.
KANE COUNTY ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION TEAM (KCART)
The Huntley Police Department is a member of the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team (KCART).
The team measures, photographs, and diagrams evidence from a crash scene with lasers, GPS, and advanced computer software that allows the scene to be investigated and documented in a fraction of the amount of time as traditional methods.
McHENRY AND KANE COUNTY MAJOR CRIMES
The Huntley Police Department is a member of the McHenry County Major Investigations Assistance Team (MIAT) and the Kane County Major Crimes Task Force. The teams are made up of investigators from participating agencies with advanced training. Investigative assistance is provided to any member agency that has a major crime occur in their jurisdiction.
McHENRY COUNTY GANG UNIT
The Huntley Police Department has teamed up with the McHenry County Sheriff's Department Gang Task Force. This task force is comprised of law enforcement officers from the Sheriff's Office as well as officers from other agencies within McHenry County. The officers selected for this unit receive specialized training in gang investigation, suppression, interdiction and identification.
Gang violence prevention is a priority for this unit along with presentations to schools, community groups and youth groups. Educating the public and providing young people with information on viable alternatives to gang membership.
McHENRY COUNTY CHIEFS OF POLICE ASSOCIATION HONOR GUARD
The Guard was formed in 2002 with 15 members, representing 9 of McHenry County's Police Departments. The Guard provides military style memorial ceremonies such as casket watch, door guards, pall barriers, bagpipes, trumpet, military flag fold and the twenty-one gun salute in the traditions of the "Old Guard" for the death of an officer in good standing active or retired.
Members of the unit practice monthly to include an all day training session in the fall. The Guard performs at the Illinois Police Memorial ceremonies in May each year.
ILLINOIS LAW ENFORCEMENT ALARM SYSTEM
ILEAS is involved in many programs and projects throughout the state and in virtually all aspects of law enforcement homeland security. The mission of ILEAS is to strive to meet the needs of law enforcement throughout the State of Illinois in matters of mutual aid, emergency response, and the combining of resources for public safety.
As a member, the Huntley Police Department has assigned officers to the Region 3 North Mobile Field Force. The original and primary purpose of the Mobile Field Force teams would be to provide security at National Pharmaceutical Stockpile distribution sites. However, with the philosophy of designing homeland security teams for "dual use" these teams have been modified to be used for other incidents such as civil disorder, disasters, etc. In fact, these teams have been designed to be the primary responders for out-of-state Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) requests for assistance.