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Release Number: 15-340
- For Immediate Release:
- Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
- June 29, 2015
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Accreditation Team Invites Public Comments About The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
Agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation assessment team.
- August 4, 2015
- Time: 12:00 AM
A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive on August 4, 2015 to examine all aspects of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Sheriff David Gee announced today. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has to comply with approximately 260 standards in order to receive accredited status. Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues.
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 the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Public Information Office in Tampa at 813-247-8060.
For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office's ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please write: CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302, or email to email@example.com.
The Accreditation Program Manager for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is Detective Joe Maurer. He said the assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies. The assessors will review written materials; interview individuals; and visit offices and other places where compliance can be witnessed. The CFA Assessment Team Leader is Lt. David Rhinehart with Osceola County Sheriff's Office. Other team members are Sgt. Rob Pace with Leon County Sheriff's Office and Ms. Maria Marino-Bollan with Delray Beach Police Department.
Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to receive accredited status. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office's accreditation is for 3 years. Verification by the team that the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or maintain accreditation--a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence, Sheriff David Gee said.