MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (December 9, 2022) – The Mount Pleasant Police Department received their 10th accreditation award on November 19 during a formal hearing in St. Louis, Missouri. For this reaccreditation cycle, the Mount Pleasant Police Department participated in a Gold Standard Assessment. This type of assessment focuses primarily on processes and outcomes associated with standards specific to agency policies. Assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) reviewed the policies, procedures, processes, and outcomes of the Mount Pleasant Police Department in April of this year.
To receive accreditation status, the Mount Pleasant Police Department needed to comply with 484 standards that focus on all facets of the agency.
CALEA accreditation is a voluntary process which includes a self-assessment, an onsite assessment, community input, officer interviews, and a formal hearing in front of a review committee. The Mount Pleasant Police Department first became accredited in 1992 and was given the Meritorious Award in 2009 after having been accredited continuously for over 15 years. According to CALEA only 5% of all agencies in the nation are accredited.