Tuesday, July 19, 2011
ACCREDITATION TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT THE CLAY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 to begin their assessment of all aspects of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. This includes a review of all policies, procedures, management, operations and support services. The CCSO is required to address more than two-hundred-sixty (260) standards in order to maintain an accredited status. Many of these standards are critical to life, health and safety issues.
For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and the ability of this agency to meet accreditation standards, please visit www.flaccreditation.org or write to the following address:
Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation
3504 Lake Lynda Drive, Suite 380
Orlando, FL 32817
The Accreditation Manager for the Clay County Sheriff’s Office is Lt. Pat Murphy. According to Lt. Murphy, the assessment team is composed of law enforcement members from around the state. They will review written materials, interview individual members and visit offices and various buildings where compliance can be witnessed.
Once the CFA assessors complete their review of the agency they report back to the full commission which then decides if the agency will receive re-accredited status. This decision is announced at the full commission meeting which is planned for September 2011 in Ponte Vedra, Florida. Each accreditation is good for three years and the entire process is voluntary. Accreditation (re-accreditation in the case of the CCSO) is a highly-prized recognition of law enforcement excellence and professionalism.