The Sept. 18 City Council meeting in Ellisville was an opportunity to celebrate the efforts of the city’s police department and acknowledge its successful completion of the requirements for accreditation from the Missouri Police Chiefs Charitable Association.
Chief Glenn Eidman, from the Creve Coeur Police Department, was on hand to present the certification award on behalf of the Missouri Police Chiefs Association.
“We recognize that this is a unique and difficult time in law enforcement,” Eidman told the council, before adding that “the credentialing process promotes transparency and character-driven professionalism.”
“We’ve seen this in your police department,” Eidman said.
Ellisville Police Chief Steve Lewis was quick to thank city leaders for their support through the process.
“I can honestly tell the citizens here that the support from our mayor, council and city manager was 110% behind the professionalization of our police department,” Lewis said.
“This certification process was a complete review of our agency by independent auditors who reviewed all policies and procedures to ensure that we were operating under the best practices and principles within law modern enforcement standards,” a department spokesperson added via social media after the meeting.