On May 4, 2019, Chief Joel B. Huggins, Major Justin P. McClarrie, Major Joseph B. Brogdon and Accreditation Manager Marisa Capers attended the Commission for the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) Conference in Huntsville, AL. Public Safety received their first award for law enforcement accreditation from the commission. Receipt of this award highlights the department’s professionalism and devotion to providing gold standard service to the patients, visitors and staff of the Lexington County Health Services District.
Public Safety remains dedicated to offering professional security services to the patients, visitors and employees of Lexington Medical Center. In May 2015, Public Safety obtained the status of Program of Distinction through the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS). This honor makes Public Safety 1 of 37 security/law enforcement agencies in the United States and Canada to obtain this distinction.
On June 4, 2015, seven years after becoming a law enforcement agency and spending many labor-intensive hours developing professional standards, policy implementation and demonstrating compliance, the South Carolina Police Accreditation Coalition awarded Public Safety with state law enforcement accreditation status.