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MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (March 2, 2018) - The Mount Pleasant Police Department's Chief of Police Carl Ritchie is pleased to announce that a team of two assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), will arrive on Monday, April 2, 2018 to examine all aspects of the Mount Pleasant Police Department’s policies, procedures, management, operations and support services.
This assessment will be the eighth re-accreditation after receiving initial accreditation status in 1992. A team of two assessors, composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies across the nation, will once again verify internationally recognized standards that the department has maintained over the past 26 years, as part of this voluntary process.
Assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, visit offices and others where compliance can be verified. Assessors will report to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, who will make the final decision on re-accreditation.
As part of the process, the Mount Pleasant community, department employees, as well as any member of the general public are invited to comment on the agencies compliance with CALEA standards by telephone or by appearance at a public hearing session. Telephone calls can be made to 843-849-8112 and will be taken by assessors on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 PM. The public hearing will also be held Tuesday beginning at 4:30 PM in the Town of Mount Pleasant Courtroom B located at 100 Ann Edwards Lane, Mount Pleasant.
Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the department’s ability to comply with CALEA standards. A copy of the Standards is available at the Mount Pleasant Police Department. Inquiries should be directed to the Accreditation Manager, Inspector Chip Googe, at 843-884-4176.
Inspector Chip Googe | Public Information Officer & Accreditation ManagerTown of Mount Pleasant | Police Department100 Ann Edwards Lane | Mount Pleasant, SC 29464T: (843) 884-4176 | @MPPDPIO | mppdnews.blogspot.com