Tuesday, November 15, 2016

#SMCSO Receives Reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.

Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron is proud to announce the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office has received its Award of Reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). This is the fourth award received, continuing a commitment of excellence, since the first CALEA accreditation in 2007.

After a rigorous on-site assessment process in August 2016 consisting of file review, community and internal interviews, a public hearing, tours, and observations, the assessment team submitted their findings to the CALEA Commissioners regarding the operations of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office as a professional law enforcement agency. On November 5, 2016, representatives of the Sheriff’s Office including Sheriff Timothy Cameron, Civilian Administrator Pamela McKay, and Accreditation Manager Colleen Vranish appeared before a committee hearing panel consisting of four law enforcement experts regarding the findings of the assessment team. After review, the committee unanimously recommended to the full CALEA Commission the reaccreditation of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office; the award was officially presented the same evening.

Sheriff Cameron praised the accreditation process, noting the value of an internal and external review process to ensure best practices in law enforcement and the subsequent benefits to the community we serve. If you are interested in learning more about Accreditation, please contact the Accreditation Section at 301-475-4200 ext. *1963.



(L-R) Craig Hartley, Jr. (CALEA Executive Director), Civilian Administrator Pam McKay, Accreditation Manager Colleen Vranish, Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron, and Richard W. Myers (CALEA Commission Chairman).













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