The Mount Pleasant Police Department 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 Sunday, March 22, 2015 to examine all aspects of the Mount Pleasant Police
Department’s policies, procedures, management, operations and support services.
This assessment will be the seventh 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 23 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 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 843-881-2147 and will be taken by assessors on Monday, March 23, 2015 from
2:00-4:00 PM. The public hearing will also be held Monday at 4:30 PM in the Town of Mount
Pleasant Council Chambers 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.