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Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Receives Fourth Accreditation Award

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Receives Fourth Accreditation Award

“As Sheriff of this exceptional community, I am incredibly proud to announce that our Sheriff’s Office has received its fourth CALEA Award, one for law enforcement and the other for public safety communications. This prestigious recognition is a testament to the unwavering dedication of our deputies and staff and the trust and support we receive from our community. We remain committed to upholding the highest standards of professionalism, accountability, and service, ensuring the safety and well-being of those we are privileged to serve.”
The Sheriff and his CALEA staff attended the conference in Bellevue, Washington, to accept the 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 primary areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.
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.
This latest award maintains the agency’s Triple Crown Accreditation Status. This accreditation is so rare that fewer than 100 sheriff’s offices have qualified; only 71 are currently holding this award. The Sheriff’s Office is one of only a handful of 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), the American Correctional Association (ACA), and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC).
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