Sheriff Shaun Golden announced that a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) will arrive on August 28, 2010 to examine all aspects of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Division. This includes Law Enforcement Division Policy and Procedures, Management, Operations, and Support Services.
As part of the on-site assessment, employees of the Sheriff’s Office and members of the community are afforded the opportunity to offer comments at a public information session on August 30, 2010 at 7:00 pm. The session will be conducted in the Freeholder Meeting Room located on the second floor of the Monmouth County Hall of Records, 1 East Main Street, Freehold 07728.
If for some reason an individual cannot speak at the public information session but would still like to provide comments to the assessment team, they may do so by telephone. The public may call 732-303-3085 on August 29, 2010 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 5 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA accreditation standards. A copy of the CALEA standards is available at the Sheriff’s Office, 50 East Main Street, Freehold. Contact Sgt. David Finck 732-866-3562.
The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from out of state agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other areas where compliance may be observed. The assessors are Team Leader Captain Klint Anderson of the Weber County Utah Sheriff’s Office and Inspector Clyde Hedrick of the Manatee County Florida Sheriff’s Office.
Once the Commission’s assessors complete the review of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Division, they report back to the full Commission. The Commission will then decide if the Office is to be granted the accredited status. Accredited status is for three years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.
The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Division must maintain compliance with a total of 463 standards in order to sustain accredited status. “This accreditation process is important as it will maintain the high degree of professionalism within the Sheriff’s Office and enable us to provide better service to the residents of Monmouth County,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden.
Persons wishing to offer written comments about the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office ability to meet the standards for accreditation are requested to write to: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 330 Gainesville, Virginia 20155.
For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), please write to the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 330 Gainesville, Virginia 20155, or call (703) 352-4225. For additional information about the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, log onto http://www.sheriffgolden.com/.
The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Division was first accredited in 1998 and re-accredited in 2001, 2004 & 2007.