DeFUNIAK SPRINGS — The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is striving for a second reaccreditation.
A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive Nov. 14 to examine all aspects of the Sheriff’s Office’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.
The Sheriff’s Office must comply with about 260 standards to receive accredited status. Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues.
“This is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence,” Sheriff Michael A. Adkinson Jr. said.
Once the commission’s assessors complete their review, they report back to the full commission, which will decide if the agency is to receive accredited status. The Sheriff’s Office accreditation is for three years.
The verification Sheriff’s Office meets the commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or maintain accreditation.
As part of the on-site assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. A copy of the standards is available through email or phone request by contacting the Sheriff’s Office’s public information officer at email@example.com or 850-892-8111.
For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Sheriff’s Office’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please write: CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.