Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Accreditation Team Invites Public Comments About The Collier County Sheriff's Office

A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive August 23, 2016 to examine all aspects of the Collier County Sheriff's Office policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Sheriff Rambosk announced today. CCSO has to comply with approximately 86 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 general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team.  A copy of the standards is available on the Florida Accreditation website at

For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the CCSO’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please write:

CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida  32302, or email to

The Accreditation Program Manager for CCSO is Sgt. Nicole Minick.  She said 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 places where compliance can be witnessed.  The CFA Assessment Team Leader is Ms. Brenda Medel, Coconut Creek Police Department.  Other team members are Ms. Cheryl Houpt, Sarasota Police Department and Officer Charles Willdigg, Kissimmee Police Department.

Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to receive accredited status.  CCSO’s accreditation is for 3 years.  Verification by the team that CCSO meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or maintain accreditation--a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence, Sheriff Rambosk said.