Community invited to give comments SMCSO CALEA Accreditation Day

News Release, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Leonardtown, MD- A team of assessors from the Commission on the Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) is scheduled to arrive on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, to examine all aspects of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office policies, procedures, management, operations, and support services.

As part of the onsite assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, at 6 pm. The session will be held in Room 14 of the Potomac Building at 23115 Leonard Hall Drive in Leonardtown.

Comments will also be accepted over the phone between 2-4 pm on Feb. 25, 2020, at 301-475-4200, ext. 72508 or at 301-904-2668.

Both in-person and telephone comments are limited to 10 minutes each and must address the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards.

Written comments regarding the Sheriff’s Office’s ability to meet accreditation standards may also be sent to:

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.

  • 13575 Heathcote Blvd.
  • Suite 320
  • Gainesville, VA 20155

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