The Washington County Maryland Sheriff’s Office is an accredited law enforcement agency through CALEA (the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies), Our office has voluntarily committed to this independent review process. The accreditation process is designed to ensure that a law enforcement agency is adhering to the most contemporary and up-to-date best practices with regard to policy and procedures. The purpose of this public portal is to receive comments regarding an agency’s compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide the participating agency with information to support continuous improvement, as well as further the pursuit of professional excellence.
Please click here to access the public comment portal for the Sheriff’s Office.