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Sheriff's Office asks for public comment during accreditation
The Washington County Sheriffs Office will be assessed by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies in April and is asking for public input during the assessment period.
The Sheriffs Office was initially awarded CALEA accreditation in 2004 in an effort to improve management systems and show good stewardship, and is inspected every three years by a CALEA accreditation team.
A team of inspectors will conduct a review from April 11 to 14. The team will review all aspects of Sheriffs Office operations in light of national standards considered priorities for large law enforcement agencies.
Community members can help the inspection team evaluate community partnerships, staff interactions with the community, and quality of service delivery. Sheriff Pat Garrett is offering members of the community four ways to share information with the inspection team between now and the end of the inspection: