Public input wanted as Mt. Pleasant PD seeks reaccreditation

Updated: Mar. 23, 2015 at 6:22 AM EDT
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MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - The Mount Pleasant Police Department is seeking reaccreditation, and inviting the public to weigh-in on the process.

A team of two assessors, composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies across the nation, will once again verify internationally recognized standards, which the department has maintained for over 23 years.

Assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, visit offices and others in the process. They will report what they find to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) who will then make the final decision on the reaccreditation.

As part of the process, the Mt. Pleasant community, department employees, as well as any member of the general public is 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 843-881-2147and will be taken by assessors on Monday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. The public hearing will be held Monday at 4:30 p.m. in the Town of Mt. Pleasant Council Chambers located at 100 Ann Edwards Lane.

This assessment will be their seventh reaccreditation after receiving initial status in 1992.

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