The South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services (PPP) is the first independent community supervision agency in the nation to earn accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.
The agency is the third Cabinet-level agency in South Carolina to receive CALEA accreditation, along with the State Law Enforcement Division and the Department of Public Safety.
“This accreditation is the direct result of the governor and his staff in support of the PPP for guidance and budgetary needs,” Director Jerry Adger said. “It is also the result of a strong support from the South Carolina Senate and the House of Representatives.”
PPP announced the accreditation with a news conference that included Gov Henry McMaster in Columbia on Tuesday. The agency is tasked with enforcing probation and parole for released inmates across South Carolina. The agency has often struggled in its past with tracking tens of thousands of offenders despite a limited staff. [Read more…]