(Charlotte County) – The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is scheduled for a virtual assessment November 15, 2021, through November 17, 2021, as part of a program to continue accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.
Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation will encompass both the Law Enforcement and the Communications division of the office. The program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.
Agency employees and the public are invited to offer comments during a Public Call-In Session. Date and time will be released on our website within the next few weeks. Telephone comments will be taken by the Assessment Team and are limited to 10 minutes. Comments must address the agency’s ability to comply with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. For more information, please the Professional Compliance Division at 941-575-5340.
In addition, a Public Hearing will be held. Those wishing to address the assessors will be limited to 5 minutes and must address standard related issues. More information, as well as the date and time of the Public Hearing, will be provided on our agency website within the next few weeks.
Anyone wanting more information on CALEA, or who wish to submit written comments about the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may mail their comments to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155, or may call (703) 352-4225