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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Mayors Message November 2017

Mayor Steve MacDougall

The Lexington Police Department will once again be qualifying for international accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. The organization examines all aspects of the Town of Lexington Police Department including policy and procedures, management, operations and support services.

On November 7, 2017 at 6pm in the Lexington Municipal Complex Conference Center, the Lexington Police Department and CALEA will host a public information session. As part of the

on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to share their comments. If citizens are not able to attend the public information session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, they may call 803-358-1574 on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 between the hours of 2pm - 4pm.

Verification by the team that the Lexington Police Department meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation – a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence.

The police department was first accredited on the state level by the SC Law Enforcement Accreditation Inc. in 1999. The department was reaccredited in 2003 and 2006. In 2007 Chief Green identified international accreditation as a department goal. A contract with CALEA for International Accreditation was signed in July of the same year. The first CALEA Onsite Assessment was conducted in December 2008. The Lexington Police Department received their first CALEA Award in March 2009 and has maintained accreditation on their subsequent onsite visits in 2012 and 2015.

For more information about the accreditation process, contact the Police Department at 803-359-6260.


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