News Flash

News

Posted on: September 25, 2020

Police Department earns state re-accreditation

PD imageBEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 25, 2020) – The City of Beaufort Police Department received earlier this week its Certificate of Re-Accreditation from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Accreditation (SCLEA) program. This certificate is presented to agencies that have demonstrated dedication to excellence and professionalism in law enforcement through voluntary compliance with specific standards designed to enhance the professional delivery of law enforcement services.  These agencies are recognized through the SCLEA as leaders in South Carolina law enforcement.

During the last week of July and the first week of August, assessors from the SCLEA conducted an audit of the Police Department’s policies and procedures and examined records to ensure the department is following best practices in law enforcement. 

The Beaufort Police Department received its initial state accreditation in August 2017. The department is reviewed for re-accreditation every three years. 

"I would like to thank the men and women of our agency for providing top-level professional service to our community,” said Interim Police Chief Dale McDorman. “To say how proud I am of our officers and our agency for this accomplishment would be an understatement.”

State accreditation ensures that the department’s policies and procedures meet current professional standards and law enforcement best practices. These are standards that the department must follow to remain an accredited agency. 

There are 289 standards that an agency must comply with to obtain and maintain accreditation. Some of the topics covered by South Carolina Law Enforcement Accreditation standards include patrol procedures, mutual aid assistance, recruitment and selection of officers, training and career development, biased based profiling, mental illness, use of force, pursuits and numerous other standards.

(Photo: Proud officers and staff of Beaufort Police Department with their re-accreditation certificate. Back row: Capt. George Erdel, Lt. Richard Poole. Front row: Interim Chief Dale McDorman, accreditation coordinator Lindsey Edwards, office manager Carolyn Branson (and Missy), and Lt. Jason Day.)

 #######

Find us:

facebook.com/CityBeaufortSC
twitter.com/CityBeaufortSC
instagram.com/citybeaufortsc
cityofbeaufort.org

 

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News

City Council passes $23.7M budget

Posted on: June 23, 2021
501 Carteret Street_Hotel_

City launches Downtown Projects page

Posted on: April 5, 2021

City of Beaufort wins budget award

Posted on: March 11, 2021

Mossy Oaks update through March 15

Posted on: March 5, 2021

City launches tree-planting initiative

Posted on: February 23, 2021

Section of Spanish Moss Trail reopens

Posted on: February 10, 2021

Mask ordinance extended through April 9

Posted on: February 10, 2021
Tree pruning utility

FAQ from Dominion on tree-trimming process

Posted on: December 21, 2020

Beaufort Preservation Manual to be updated

Posted on: December 17, 2020

Whitehall subdivision plan moves forward

Posted on: December 17, 2020
Stephen with family Melissa, Genevieve, left, and Josephine

Murray takes the reins in Beaufort

Posted on: December 16, 2020
Mayor Bill headshot

Mayor Billy embarks on next chapter

Posted on: November 30, 2020

How to make your holiday safer!

Posted on: November 12, 2020
PD logo

Police chief search narrows to top 3

Posted on: October 28, 2020

Beaufort narrows search for police chief

Posted on: October 22, 2020
wfp marina

$166K in ATAX grants go to tourism groups

Posted on: September 24, 2020
Cover

Council approves 2020-2022 Strategic Plan

Posted on: September 23, 2020

A video tribute to Sept. 11

Posted on: September 11, 2020