Update on SMCSO Re-Accreditation Status

CALEA Assessors, Dennis Nelson and Kristin Rightler, meet with the Sheriff's Office Command Staff.

Leonardtown, MD-- After an in-depth on-site assessment visit by our assigned CALEA Assessors - including agency and off-site tours; interviews with community leaders, elected officials, and allied law enforcement agencies, file reviews, and a public hearing - the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office has received valuable input and an outside perspective on our ability to meet the highest standards of law enforcement. While the on-site may be over, we continue to strive to ensure our agency remains one of the nation's finest through continued scrutiny of policies/procedures and self-evaluation as we prepare for the next accreditation cycle.

Representatives from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office will be attending the next CALEA Conference, to be held in November, during which Sheriff Tim Cameron will go before a panel of CALEA Commissioners to discuss the findings of the assessors during their on-site visit. After careful deliberation, the Commissioners will formally determine the re-accreditation status of the Sheriff's Office.

“We are confident that this will be a favorable result for our agency, and that CALEA will continue to recognize our commitment to high standards, excellence in law enforcement, and service to our community and the citizens of St. Mary's County,” said Sheriff Tim Cameron.

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