About This Goal
Excellence is a core value of the Town of Mount Pleasant and national accreditation is recognition of excellent work. Not all departments have national accrediting agencies, but the Town seeks to earn accreditation for all possible departments by the end of the plan. For those departments without accrediting agencies, they are required to both confirm that there are no accrediting agencies each year and they are also encouraged to seek other national awards and designations. The Town proudly maintained three national accreditations at the start of the Strategic Plan: Police, Fire, and Building Inspections. The goal is to earn at least three additional accreditations by the end of the plan.
Aside from national accreditations the Town seeks to maintain and/or improve the following national designations:
- Fire Department's ISO Rating 2/9 (Improved from a 3 to a 2 in January 2018)
- Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award- 8 consecutive years
- GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) Award- 31 consecutive years
- Moody's Investment Services Aaa Bond Rating
- S&P Investment Services AAA Bond Rating
- National Civic League's All-America City Designation (2010 & 2018 Winner)
Town of Mount Pleasant 2016 - 2020 Strategic Plan
Below are the objectives from the Town of Mount Pleasant's Strategic Plan. These objectives outline the specific steps Mount Pleasant will take to accomplish the strategic goal.
All America City Award Winners 2010 & 2018
Mount Pleasant Police Department Accepts 9th National Accreditation with Excellence
The Mount Pleasant Police Department received their 9th accreditation award, with excellence, on July 28 during a formal hearing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For this re-accreditation cycle, the Mount Pleasant Police Department participated in a Gold Standard Assessment. This type of assessment focuses primarily on processes and outcomes associated with standards specific to agency policies. Assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) reviewed the policies, procedures, processes, and outcomes of the Mount Pleasant Police Department in April of this year.
Mount Pleasant Fire Department Accepts National Re-Accreditation in 2016
Mount Pleasant Building Inspections Division Becomes First in South Carolina to Earn National Accreditation