Manatee Sheriff's Office seeks state accreditation

kirby@bradenton.comJune 27, 2014 

MANATEE -- The Manatee County Sheriff's Office is seeking state accreditation.

Assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation will arrive July 22 to examine Manatee County Sheriff's Office policies and procedures, management, operations and support services, Sheriff Brad Steube announced Thursday.

The Manatee Sheriff's Office is already nationally accredited, so it only has to comply with 84 additional Florida-based standards in order to receive state accredited status, Steube said.

Three assessors will review written materials, interview individuals and visit offices and other places to check compliance.

They will report their findings to the commission, which then decides if the Manatee County Sheriff's Office has earned accreditation status for the next three years.

Gaining and maintaining accreditation status is a voluntary process.

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