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Posted on: December 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] St. Charles County Police Department to Have On-Site Assessment for CALEA Reaccreditation

December 1, 2021

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO – The St. Charles County Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a reaccreditation process to verify that it continues to meet professional standards for advanced law enforcement through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®). The department has been  accredited by CALEA® since 2018.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session at 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. The session will be conducted at the St. Charles County Police Department located at 101 Sheriff Dierker Court, O’Fallon, MO 63366.

Agency employees and the public are also invited to offer comments by calling 636-949-1882 from 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. Comments will be taken by the Assessment Team.

Comments at the public information session are limited to five minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. A copy of the standards is available for review at the St. Charles County Police Department. The local contact is the Department’s Accreditation Manager, Thomas Percich, at 636-949-3000, ext. 4333. 

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the St. Charles County Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 22030-2215, or via email at When emailing, please use “St. Charles County (MO) Police Department” as the subject line.

CALEA® was created in 1979 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, the National Sheriff’s Association, and the Police Executive Research Forum. Its purpose is to establish and administer an accreditation process through which law enforcement agencies can voluntarily demonstrate their ability to meet professional, recognized criteria for excellence in management and service delivery. The program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.

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