Skokie was the first community in the entire United States to have nationally accredited Fire, Police and Public Works Departments.
The Skokie Police Department is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), a credential it has held since 1988.
The Skokie Fire Department holds both a Class 1 rating from the Insurance Services Office (ISO), an independent organization used by the insurance industry to rate fire fighting capability, and full accreditation from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International.
In 2003 the Public Works Department achieved accreditation from the American Public Works Association, giving Skokie its status as the first town in the country to achieve this level of professional accreditation.
In addition, the Skokie Health Department is only one of seven state-certified municipal health departments in Illinois and provides a wide range of services to Skokie residents.