National Accreditation

The Greenville Police Department has been nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) since March of 1995. To maintain accreditation status, the department is assessed and inspected every four years by CALEA and must maintain compliance with more than 400 national law enforcement standards.

Assessment Program

The Greenville Police Department is periodically scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets nationally accepted professional standards.

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CALEA administers this assessment. The accreditation program (PDF) requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas:

  • Policy and procedures
  • Administration
  • Operations
  • Support services

The local contact is Captain Mike Yearout at 864-467-5196.

Public Comment 

The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide the participating agency with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster the pursuit of professional excellence. CALEA welcomes comments from the public regarding the Greenville Police Department's compliance with CALEA standards, as well as the department's engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status.

IMPORTANT NOTE: CALEA is not an investigatory body; subsequently, the public comment portal should not be used to submit information for such purposes. Additionally, there will be no response other than acknowledgment to submissions; however, the information will be considered in context to its relevancy to compliance with standards and the tenets of CALEA® Accreditation.