YULEE, Fla. – A team of assessors from the Commission of Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive April 18-20, 2023 to examine all aspects of the Nassau County Sheriff Office’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. Nassau County Sheriff’s Office has to comply with numerous standards in order to receive accredited status. Many of the standards are critical to life, health, safety issues, and best practices.
As part of the assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. A copy of the standards manual is available on the CFA website at www.flacreditation.org under the standards tab.
For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office ability to meet standards of accreditation, please send correspondence to: CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida, 32302, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sheriff for Nassau County is Bill Leeper. Sheriff Leeper says the assessment team is composed of assessors from similar agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other areas where compliance can be observed.
Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report to the full Commission, which then determines if the agency is to receive accredited or reaccredited status. Nassau County Sheriff’s Office accreditation is valid for three years. “Verification by the team that Nassau County Sheriff’s Office meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or maintain accreditation—a highly prized recognition of professional excellence,” Sheriff Leeper said.