The communications accreditation process is a voluntary program specifically designed for Public Safety Communications Agencies.
Columbia-Richland 9-1-1 Communications was one of the first accredited communications center in South Carolina; initially assessed and awarded accreditation in 2003, by the Commission of Accreditation Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).
Some of the benefits of accreditation are:
+Better public services to citizens
+Increased accountability within the agency
+CALEA based policy, protocols, and guidelines
+Increased staff participation in the future direction of the agency
The Columbia-Richland Communications Center was re-accredited by CALEA in November 2006, 2009, and 2012.
Accreditation Assessment Team 2009
South Carolina Communications Center of the Year
The award recognizes the the Communications/9-1-1 Center that has exemplified outstanding professionalism, leadership, and innovation to the community it serves, as well as to its region and state. The Columbia-Richland Communications Center was recognized by the S.C. Chapter of Associated Public Safety Official-International (APCO) and National Emergency Number Association (NENA) as the 9-1-1 Communications Center of the Year for 2012.
Columbia-Richland 911 Communications
1800 Laurel Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Business phone: (803) 988-8005
Fax: (803) 255-8139