A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA®), will be conducting a virtual site-based assessment on July 13-14, 2020 to examine all aspects of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office policies, procedures, management, operations, and support services.
The team will verify the sheriff’s office meets the commission’s state of the art standards as part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation. Accreditation is four years, during which the agency must submit annual reports and participate in annual remote web-based assessments attesting continuing compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.
Due to the restrictions in place because of the COVID-19 crisis, a contingency plan has been developed and the assessment is occurring remotely. Public participation will be accepted as stated below.
As part of the assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments to the CALEA Assessment Team by calling 240-313-2888 on July 13th from 2:00 pm -3:00pm.
During those times, callers will be able to speak directly to one of the assessors. If you get a busy signal, please try calling again or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Additionally, the sheriff’s office will be hosting a Public Meeting on Google Meet on July 14th. from 5:30pm – 7:00pm. To login into the meeting go to www.washcosheriff.com and follow the link provided.
Telephone comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the CALEA standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. The local contact is Accreditation Manager James Grimm at 240-313-2172.
Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Washington County Sheriff’s Office ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc (CALEA®), 1375 Heathcote Blvd, Suite 320, Gainesville VA 20155 or email email@example.com with the subject line Washington County Sheriff’s Office.