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Sheriff's Office earns re-accreditation
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Posted: 2013 Mar 08 - 06:41

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The Indian River County Sheriff's Office received its first reaccreditation award by the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission on Feb. 19, at the Florida accreditation conference which was held in Howie in the Hills.

"The Indian River County Sheriff's Office is very proud of our accredited status with both the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation and the internationally recognized Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies," said Sheriff Deryl Loar. "By having these accreditations, we are furthering our commitment to the community to provide the very best law enforcement and correctional services. I would like to personally thank the members of the Indian River County Sheriff's Office for their continued dedication in achieving the highest of standards."

Participation in the accreditation process is strictly voluntary. Every three years an agency must again prove compliance of the 240 standards in order to maintain the accredited status. An agency's first reaccredited on-site assessment is one of the most intense assessments due to requirement of proving compliance with all standards since their inception into the agency.

The Florida Corrections Accreditation program offers the opportunity to evaluate the corrections facility's operations against standards developed by the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission. This process allows administrative staff to remedy deficiencies and upgrade the quality of correctional programs and services.

The overall purpose of FCAC is to improve the delivery of correctional services. All aspects of Correctional operations are addressed through the standards, including: Admission, Classification, Housing, Sanitation, Food Service, Personnel Issues, Fiscal Activities, Security, Training and Medical.

The Indian River County Sheriff's Office received its third reaccreditation award by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation on Feb. 21 at the Florida accreditation conference which was held in Howie in the Hills.

The Sheriff's Office was first accredited by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation in 2004, again in 2007, 2010, and 2013. Every three years the agency must prove compliance with the 85 comparative compliance standards as well as compliance with the 480 standards defined by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

The Indian River County Sheriff's Office will be one of 11 agencies in Florida to be accredited by the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission, Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, and the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

Our accredited status has proven to show increased cooperation and coordination with other law enforcement agencies and other branches of the criminal justice system.




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