MANATEE -- The Manatee County Sheriff's Office earned its seventh reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies on Nov. 21, marking 25 years of accreditation.
CALEA assessed the agency using 483 standards and conducted employee interviews, on-site examination and policy, procedure and record reviews, according to a release from the sheriff's office.
This is the eighth consecutive accreditation the Manatee County Sheriff's Office has received since its initial accreditation in 1990. Because MCSO has maintained that accreditation for 15 or more continuous years, the department is also a recipient of a Meritorious Recognition. A new assessment is required in August 2019.
CALEA was formed in 1979 to develop a set of law enforcement standards and to establish and administer the accreditation process.