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Public Feedback Requested by the SC Department of Public Safety

Fri, 05/24/2024

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Department of Public Safety seeks to meet and maintain the standards outlined by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). To help meet and exceed those standards, SCDPS is offering the public an opportunity to provide input about our agency.

From now until July 26, 2024, SCDPS invites the public to submit feedback about our agency, or any of its law enforcement divisions (South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina State Transport Police, and South Carolina Bureau of Protective Services) at the CALEA Public Portal here:

Public comments may include concerns, commendations, or praise. All comments should be submitted at the CALEA portal link. Please note that any public feedback found on SCDPS social media platforms or sent to any SCDPS inbox will not be submitted to the CALEA portal.

The purpose of the public comment period is to allow SCDPS to receive feedback regarding our compliance with CALEA standards and continuously strengthen our agency’s relations with the community at large. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide our agency with information to support continuous improvement and foster our pursuit of professional excellence.

Read more about CALEA accreditation and find the public comment portal link on our website at

IMPORTANT: CALEA is not an investigatory body; subsequently, the public portal should not be used to submit information for those purposes. Additionally, there will be no response other than an acknowledgment of submissions. However, the information will be considered in context to its relevancy to compliance with the standards and tenets of CALEA Accreditation. Standard titles may be viewed on the CALEA website:

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety includes the Highway Patrol, State Transport Police, Bureau of Protective Services, and the Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs. Our mission is to ensure public safety by protecting and serving the people of South Carolina and its visitors.