ACCREDITATION ASSESSMENT TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT
Chief Arnold and the Mount Pleasant Police Department are pleased to announce that a team of two assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), will begin assessing the agency on April 4, 2022. Assessors will virtually examine all aspects of the Mount Pleasant Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services. This assessment will be the tenth re-accreditation after receiving initial accreditation in 1992. Verification by the assessment team that Mount Pleasant Police Department meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation—a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence. As part of the assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Tuesday, April 5th at 4pm. The session will be conducted in the Town Hall Courtroom B located at 100 Ann Edwards Lane. If for some reason an individual cannot speak at the public information session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, they may do so by telephone. The public may call (843-813-3483) on Wednesday April 6th between the hours of 10am and 12pm. Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA Standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Mount Pleasant Police Department.
Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Mount Pleasant Police Department’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write:
Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA®),
13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320
Gainesville, Virginia 20155.
The Mount Pleasant Police Department must comply with 458 standards to gain accredited status, Chief Arnold said, attaining re-accreditation is a tremendous benefit for our department and the citizens we serve. Accreditation is for four years, during which the agency must submit annual reports, and participate in annual remote web-based assessments attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.
For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155; or call (703) 352-4225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.