The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has demonstrated its ongoing commitment to excellence, earning its second certificate of advanced accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
The designation is reserved for agencies which can prove they are meeting the international best standards practices for a public safety agency.
The national reaccreditation follows a rigorous self-assessment, followed by independent reviews by experienced assessors, to ensure the OCSO is complying with the gold standards of professional law enforcement.
“Accreditation is a management blueprint for the best practices in law enforcement,” said Sheriff Larry Ashley. “In light of our current crisis, this should give our citizens and deputies some assurance that their Sheriff’s Office is operating at the highest professional standard achievable in our business. It’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of every member of our OCSO team.”
The first CALEA accreditation took place in 2015.