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12-230 Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Invites Public Comment During Inspection for National Accreditation

Who:
Sheriff Bob Gualtieri
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.
(CALEA)
10302 Eaton Place, Suite 100
Fairfax, VA  22030-2215

CALEA On-Site Assessment Team:
Brad Slater – CALEA Assessor
Deputy Chief, Cache County Sheriff’s Office – Utah
Sheriff, (Retired) Weber County Sheriff’s Office – Utah

Michelle Robinette – CALEA Assessor
Deputy Chief
Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office
Oklahoma

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Accreditation Division
727- 582-6391

What:
A team of assessors from CALEA will arrive Saturday, October 20, 2012 to examine all aspects of the Sheriff’s Office policies, procedures, management, operations and support services. The team will work through Tuesday, October 23, 2012. The inspection is part of the agency’s voluntary commitment to maintain national accreditation, which is a highly recognized achievement and acknowledgement of professional excellence. The public is invited to provide input on the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office performance and compliance with accreditation standards.

Where:
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Child Protection Division, located at 8550 Ulmerton Rd, Suite 255, in Largo

When:
Monday, October 22, 2012, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Why/ How:
As part of the on-site assessment, agency members and citizens are invited to offer comments at a public information session scheduled on Monday, October 22, 2012 beginning at 7:00 p.m. The session will be conducted at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Child Protection Division, located at 8550 Ulmerton Rd., Suite 255, Largo, Florida.

The CALEA assessors will inspect the agency at all levels of function and operation. The assessors are identified as Team Leader Brad Slater, Deputy Chief of the Cache County Sheriff’s Office in Utah, and Deputy Chief Michelle Robinette from the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office in Oklahoma.

For citizens who cannot attend the public session, verbal comments can be submitted to the assessment team by telephone. The assessors will receive telephone calls from the public from 3:00-5:00 p.m., Monday, October 22, 2012. Citizens are asked to call 727-582-6033 to speak to an assessor.

Each caller will be given 10 minutes to offer their verbal comments, which should address the ability of the Sheriff’s Office to comply with CALEA standards.

A copy of the CALEA standards is available through the Sheriff’s Office Policy and Accreditation Division. Please contact Accreditation Manager Patrick Adamson at 727-582-6391.

Citizens who wish to submit written comments can address them to CALEA at this address:

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA)
13575 Heathcote Blvd.
Suite 320
Gainesville, VA   20155

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office must comply with 480 applicable standards in order to maintain its national accreditation status. According to Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, the agency was first accredited in 1988 and has continuously maintained its national status. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office was among the first in the nation to earn the Triple Crown Award for being nationally accredited in law enforcement, corrections and inmate health care.

Accreditation is for three years, and the agency’s accreditation staff continually submits compliance reports as required.

For more information on CALEA or the accreditation process, please write the Commission at the above listed address or call 703-352-4225. Inquiries can also be emailed to calea@calea.org.

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