Accreditation team invites public comments about Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Rick Ramsay announced Monday that a team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation will arrive July 16 to examine all aspects of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.

The Sheriff’s Office must comply with numerous standards to receive accredited status. Many of the standards are critical to life, health, safety issues, and best practices.

As part of the assessment, agency members and the public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. A copy of the standards manual is available on the CFA website at under the standards tab.

For more information regarding Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please write: CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302, or email to [email protected]

The Accreditation Manager for the Sheriff’s Office is Director Robert Allen. The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other areas where compliance can be observed.

Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report to the full Commission, which then determines if the agency is to receive accredited or reaccredited status.

The Sheriff’s Office accreditation is valid for three years. Verification by the team that the Sheriff’s Office meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or maintain accreditation — a highly prized recognition of professional excellence.

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