The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that it has achieved its 3rd CALEA Reaccreditation for Law Enforcement as well as the 3rd Reaccreditation for Public Safety Communications. The Professional Standards Chief Deputy Robert McMahan, CALEA Manager Kendra Pelle and ACA Manager Leta O’Connell went to Covington, Kentucky for the CALEA conference to accept both awards.
Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services
This latest award maintains the agency’s Triple Crown Accreditation Status. This accreditation is so rare, that fewer than 100 sheriffs’ offices have qualified and only 65 sheriffs’ offices currently hold this award. The Sheriff’s Office is one of only 19 agencies that have achieved Triple Crown status under multiple sheriffs. Triple Crown status means we have achieved simultaneous accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), American Correctional Association (ACA), and National Commission on Correctional Healthcare (NCCHA).
Accredited status is granted for four years during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting to continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.
“Without everyone in the entire agency doing such a great job, having pride in their work, and following best practices, this would not be possible”, stated Sheriff Spurlock.