Our agency has been recommended to be reaccredited with the Excelsior Status by the assessment team for the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA). This is a huge accomplishment and should make the citizens of Clay County proud of the exceptionally high standards in which sheriff’s office is operating. The agency underwent a thorough review on July 14th, 15th, and 16th comprised of a three-member assessment team, led by Assistant Chief Matthew Fletcher of the Naples Police Department. The team ensured compliance with 260 Florida law enforcement standards. Of the 260 standards, CCSO was found to be in compliance with all mandatory and applicable non-mandatory standards. The assessors commended CCSO members for their knowledge, professionalism and enthusiasm. The assessment team commented that the CCSO had a staff to be proud of. The assessment team will take their recommendation to the full commission in October.
Recently we informed you that several members of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office worked in collaboration to conduct compliance checks on the sexual offenders and predators within the county. Upon identifying 386 subjects within our county, Operation Hallowed Streets was set in motion. Over a span of three days, over 700 compliance checks were conducted, utilizing 534 personnel hours, which resulted in 2 arrests. The goal during the three-day statewide initiative was to ensure the safety of our youth.