Yulee, Fla. – On June 24, 2014, the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office was reaccredited by the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission (FCAC) at their semi-annual conference in Bonita Springs, Florida.
Sheriff Bill Leeper accepted the FCAC Accreditation Certification on behalf of each member of the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility. “Maintaining accreditation status ensures the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office meets the highest professional standards set by the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission” said Sheriff Leeper. “As Sheriff of Nassau County I will continue to work tirelessly to meet, and exceed, the high standards set by FCAC.”
In May 2014 assessment teams from FCAC conducted independent, intensive and thorough inspections of the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility. To earn reaccreditation an agency must comply with all applicable FCAC mandatory standards. Independent assessors were provided with complete access to review written documentation, conduct personnel & inmate interviews, observe agency operations and conduct facility inspections to ensure the Sheriff’s Office compliance of accreditation standards. The assessment team found the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office in compliance with mandatory FCAC accreditation standards and recommended reaccredited status to their respective Commission.
In the CFA Assessments Team final report to the Commission they reported the assessment team was very impressed with the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Jail and the professionalism displayed by both its sworn and non-sworn members. The team members completely agree that every member of the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office interviewed demonstrated a high level of job knowledge, competence, and satisfaction.
“Those who are placed in jail usually are facing many challenges in their personal lives. We are committed to providing a clean, safe and well-operated facility for those in our care, custody and control,” Leeper said.