MANATEE -- The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office will participate in a reassessment for accreditation by the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission Inc. from Dec. 10-12.
During the reaccreditation assessment process, three FCAC assessors will examine all aspects Corrections Bureau policies and procedures, management operations, fiscal controls, staff training and development, physical plant, safety and emergency procedures, sanitation, food service and rules and discipline.
To receive reaccreditation, the Sheriff’s Office must meet criteria for 247 standards regarding policy, procedure and practice.
FCAC, established in 1998, was specifically designed to meet the needs of corrections facilities to achieve and maintain professional accountability to Florida statutes and administrative codes.
Accreditation is an ongoing process and a new assessment is required every three years.
The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office Central Jail was initially accredited with FCAC in 2011. The Manatee County Central Jail is also accredited nationally by the American Correctional Association and certified compliant with the federal standards of the Prison Rape Elimination Act.