The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded CALEA Law Enforcement Accreditation. This accomplishment, presented by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, marks the 5th consecutive recognition for the agency. The award was presented at CALEA’s Spring Conference on March 24th, 2018, to Sheriff Bill Prummell and members of the Professional Compliance team. The Communications Division has also been awarded CALEA Accreditation for the same assessment period.
The process of CALEA Accreditation begins with a rigorous self-assessment, requiring a review of policies, practices, and processes against internationally accepted public safety standards. This is followed with an assessment by independent assessors with significant public safety experience. Additionally, public feedback is received to promote community trust and engagement, and structured interviews are conducted with agency personnel. The decision to accredit is rendered by a governing body of 21 Commissioners following a public hearing and review of all reporting documentation.
Additionally, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office was awarded the Accreditation with Excellence Award, created by CALEA to recognize agencies who employ accreditation in a manner that sets the benchmark for public safety professionalism.
“Accreditation in both Law Enforcement and Communications represents our promise to our community that they are receiving the highest quality of public safety services possible,” stated Sheriff Bill Prummell. “I am proud of the men and women in this agency who infuse our core values into their service and make our agency a leader in public safety.”