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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Wood, Donna

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 11/25/2013 

 ACCREDITATION ASSESSMENT TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT 


A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Public Safety Communications Accreditation, administered by the Commission on Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), will visit the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in December to examine all aspects of Telecommunications policy and procedures, management, operations, and other support services.

"Verification by the assessment team that the Polk County Sheriff’s Office meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards for telecommunications public safety is part of a voluntary process to gain re-accreditation, a highly prized recognition of professional excellence," said Sheriff Grady Judd.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency members and members of the community are invited to offer comments to the assessment team.  Comments can be made by calling (863) 224-0758 on Monday, December 9, 2013 between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to speak to the assessment team. Telephone comments are limited to 5 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with Public Safety Communications Accreditation standards. 

A copy of the standards is available at the Sheriff’s Office of Professional Compliance located at 1891 Jim Keene Boulevard, Winter Haven, FL 33880.  The local contact is Mary Shiver, Accreditation Manager (863) 298-6368 or by e-mail at mshiver@polksheriff.org.

Those who wish to offer written comments about the Polk County Sheriff’s Office’s ability to meet the standards for public safety communications accreditation, may write to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155.