York County’s 911 Center was recognized this weekend for earning national accreditation. The Commission n Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., certified the county’s Department of Public Safety Communications had met 18 applicable standards covering the organization, direction, supervision, and training standards for handling critical incident.
CALEA accreditation provides a management model for administration and operations of the 911 center. CALEA also requires that all 911 communicators received appropriate training, reduces the agency liability and ensures a great accountability to the community and the agencies DPSC serve.
The process to achieve accreditation took almost two years and now York County PSC is now one of only four accredited 911 centers in South Carolina. The York County center will be reevaluated every three years.
The CALEA commission mentioned it was very impressed that York County PSC, which was created in 2009, was able to achieve accreditation so quickly.
The awards celebration banquet was held in at the Embassy Suites in North Charleston, S.C.
CALEA was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement’s major executive associations in an effort to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily by maintaining a body of standards, developed by public safety practitioner.