Accreditation and Awards

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The DCSO has earned the Triple Crown Award  because it’s accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies, The American Correctional Association’s Commission on Accreditation for Corrections and the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare.

Achieving these accreditations individually is a daunting task. Acquiring all three at the same time is an extraordinary feat. In fact, the Triple Crown distinction is so rare, that since the establishment of the award in 1993, fewer than 40 sheriffs’ offices have qualified.

The DCSO also holds Public Safety Communication Accreditation.

While we recognize every person in our organization is a dedicated public servant, some set themselves apart by acts of heroism and meritorious public service. The Professional Standards Division plays an integral role in identifying and recognizing devoted employees.  Every year, the standing awards committee selects a civilian, volunteer and sworn member to recognize as the respective employee of the quarter.

View other awards and honors presented by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.