An assessor from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive April 10 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. Verification by the assessor that the Sheriff’s Office meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to obtain accreditation, which is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.
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 April 11 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 for review at the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters, Building J 2nd floor, in the Collier County Government 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 three years, during which the Sheriff’s Office must submit annual reports attesting to continued compliance with those standards under which it was re-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 firstname.lastname@example.org.