The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) awarded advanced accreditation with excellence to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) at its fall conference banquet in Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 17.
This marks the seventh time the patrol has successfully been reviewed and approved for accreditation. The patrol has maintained its accredited status since 1992, when it became the 11th state law enforcement agency to become accredited by CALEA.
The MSHP successfully completed a gold standard assessment process, which focuses primarily on processes and outcomes associated with standards specific to agency policies.
The most recent reaccreditation also was achieved with excellence, a designation by CALEA to recognize the effective use of accreditation as a model for enhanced public safety service delivery.
“The Missouri State Highway Patrol adheres to internationally accepted standards in fulfilling its mission to deliver high quality law enforcement services to the citizens it serves,” said Col. Ron Replogle, MSHP superintendent. “Being recommended for accreditation for the seventh time is an important distinction for the Missouri State Highway Patrol. We look forward to our continued affiliation with CALEA.”
Approximately 1,000 agencies from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Barbados and Bermuda participate in CALEA accreditation processes, including twenty-three Missouri law enforcement agencies.