Public Invited to Give Comments

Green Cove Springs, Fla. June 16 – A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive on July 18, 2017 to examine all aspects of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office’s policies, procedures, management, operations and support services. The sheriff’s office has to comply with approximately 263 standards in order to receive accredited status. Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency members and the public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. A copy of the standards is available at For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Clay County Sheriff’s Office’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please email  or write to:

P. O. Box 1489
Tallahassee, Florida  32302

The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies who will review written materials, interview individuals and visit offices and other places where compliance can be witnessed.

Once the commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they will report to the full commission, which will then decide if the Clay County Sheriff’s Office is to receive accredited status. The agency’s accreditation is for three years. Verification by the team that the Clay County Sheriff’s Office meets the commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or maintain accreditation, which is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence. Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels and his staff will welcome the assessment team to Clay County next month and look forward to another successful reaccreditation process.

Chris Padget