BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina police department won't renew its national accreditation to save taxpayer money.
The Beaufort Gazette reported Wednesday that Beaufort Police Chief Matt Clancy said it would cost about $7,000 to retain the accreditation the department received three years ago.
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies requires agencies to meet 450 guidelines covering everything from police chases to filling paperwork.
Clancy says the department will continue those policies required for accreditation but just won't send out the reports and have an on-site inspection.
Beaufort city manager Scott Dadson says the department will save time and money.
Information from: The Beaufort Gazette, http://www.beaufortgazette.com