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National Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

Post Date:01/31/2020 1:00 PM
A site-based assessment team from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive February 24, 2020 to examine all aspects of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Sheriff Kevin J. Rambosk announced today.  Verification by the team that the Sheriff’s Office meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to obtain accreditation – a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence, Sheriff Rambosk said.  

As a part of the assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments by telephone.  The public may call 239-252-9362 on February 25th between 2 and 4 p.m. Telephone comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards.  A copy of the standards is available at the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters, Building J 2nd floor, in the Collier County Complex, at the Duty Officer’s station.

Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Collier County Sheriff’s Office’s ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155.

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has to comply with 213 standards in order to gain accredited status, Sheriff Rambosk said.  Sheriff Rambosk also stated, “Completing the accreditation process demonstrates our agency’s commitment to excellence and our obligation to continually strive to serve the community in the most efficient, effective, and professional manner possible.”

Accreditation is for four years, during which the Sheriff’s Office must submit annual reports, and participate in annual remote web-based assessments attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.

For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Va. 20155; or call (703) 352-4225 or email calea@calea.org.
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