Monday, December 12, 2016

Pamela McKay Passing the Torch as Chesapeake Region Law Enforcement Accreditation Alliance (CRLEAA) President

The Civilian Administrator for the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Ms. Pamela McKay, has also honorably represented the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Southern Maryland as President of the Chesapeake Region Law Enforcement Accreditation Alliance (CRLEAA) for the past eight years. 

As of January 1, 2017, she will transition the presidency of CRLEAA to Greg Solomon of the American University Police Department. 

Sheriff Tim Cameron said, “During her tenure, Ms. McKay not only brought recognition to Southern Maryland law enforcement, but she also provided assistance to agencies throughout the region in obtaining and maintaining their accreditation status through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). Her wealth of knowledge and experience with accreditation has served not only the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office well, but all agencies belonging to the Chesapeake Region Law Enforcement Accreditation Alliance.”

On her role as President of CRLEAA, Ms. McKay commented, “Accreditation is something that I have a passion for, and through this organization, I have created mutually beneficial professional relationships. Most of all, I am proud of the work we did as a team. One of the initiatives I am most proud of is working together to ensure that all member agencies will continue to have access to more frequent, relevant, and affordable training.” 

Fellow CRLEAA peer, Ms. Tamera Bulla, commented on Pam’s legacy of service by saying, “For well over a decade, Pam has been a respected leader and “go to” resource for law enforcement professionals in both CRLEAA and MAPP. Her detailed knowledge on policy and Accreditation matters has helped agencies in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and DC. But perhaps even more important is the level of personal mentoring, encouragement and inspiration she has provided us all.”

The CRLEAA serves Maryland, Delaware, and DC agencies. CRLEAA is a not-for-profit organization formed in the 1980's as a network of law enforcement professionals supporting accreditation through effective communication, cooperation, and shared resources. CRLEAA recognizes and supports the concept of accreditation for law enforcement agencies as a means of enhancing the quality of law enforcement services within the region.

On behalf of Sheriff Tim Cameron and the men and women of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, congratulations to Pamela McKay for her tenure and professional representation of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and Southern Maryland to the CRLEAA. 

Civilian Administrator, Pamela McKay with CALEA Program Manager, John Gregory


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