Public invited to assess Columbia County Sheriff's Office - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Public invited to assess Columbia County Sheriff's Office

APPLING, GA (WFXG) -

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive December 1, 2013 to examine all aspects of the Columbia County Sheriff's Office Communications Center's policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services to verify that the agency continues to meet the Commission's state-of-the-art standards.

The voluntary process of accreditation is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence. The accreditation cycle covers a three year period, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards. At the end of that three year period, the agency will seek re-accreditation. The agency has to comply with all mandatory and 80% of non-mandatory  standards in  order to  remain accredited.  The assessors are law enforcement and/or public safety personnel from out-of-state agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other places where compliance can be witnessed.  Once the assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be re-accredited.

Agency personnel and the public are invited to offer comments by calling (706)541-2839 on Monday, December 2, 2013 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Those comments will be taken by the Assessment Team.  Telephone comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency's ability to comply with CALEA's standards.  Anyone wishing to submit written comments may send them to: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155-6693.

A copy of the standards is available at the Sheriff's Office in Appling.  Local contact is Accreditation Manager Sergeant Dennis Mack, at (706) 541-8498. 

 

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Microsoft uncovers more Russian hacking ahead of midterms

    Microsoft uncovers more Russian hacking ahead of midterms

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-08-21 04:25:35 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 12:10 PM EDT2018-08-21 16:10:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File). FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2017, file photo, a man is silhouetted as he walks in front of Microsoft logo at an event in New Delhi, India. Microsoft says it’s uncovered new Russian hacking attempts targeting U.S. political grou...(AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File). FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2017, file photo, a man is silhouetted as he walks in front of Microsoft logo at an event in New Delhi, India. Microsoft says it’s uncovered new Russian hacking attempts targeting U.S. political grou...

    The hacking attempts mirror similar Russian attacks ahead of the 2016 election, which U.S. intelligence officials have said were focused on helping to elect Republican Donald Trump to the presidency by hurting his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

    More >>

    The hacking attempts mirror similar Russian attacks ahead of the 2016 election, which U.S. intelligence officials have said were focused on helping to elect Republican Donald Trump to the presidency by hurting his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

    More >>
  • Man admits slaying wife, blames her for daughters' deaths

    Man admits slaying wife, blames her for daughters' deaths

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-08-21 04:15:23 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 12:09 PM EDT2018-08-21 16:09:55 GMT
    Christopher Watts, 33, faces three first-degree murder charges, two counts of murdering a child under 12, one count of unlawful termination of a pregnancy and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body. (Source: Weld County Sheriff/KMGH/CNN)Christopher Watts, 33, faces three first-degree murder charges, two counts of murdering a child under 12, one count of unlawful termination of a pregnancy and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body. (Source: Weld County Sheriff/KMGH/CNN)

    The father of two told police in court papers released Monday that he killed his pregnant wife after witnessing her strangling one of the girls on a baby monitor.

    More >>

    The father of two told police in court papers released Monday that he killed his pregnant wife after witnessing her strangling one of the girls on a baby monitor.

    More >>
  • AP sources: Prosecutors preparing charges against Cohen

    AP sources: Prosecutors preparing charges against Cohen

    Monday, August 20 2018 1:18 PM EDT2018-08-20 17:18:18 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 12:09 PM EDT2018-08-21 16:09:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In a Monday, July 30, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen, formerly a lawyer for President Trump, leaves his hotel, in New York. Attorney Barbara Jones revealed in a letter filed Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Manhattan fed...(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In a Monday, July 30, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen, formerly a lawyer for President Trump, leaves his hotel, in New York. Attorney Barbara Jones revealed in a letter filed Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Manhattan fed...

    Two people familiar with the federal investigation of Michael Cohen say prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against the former Donald Trump lawyer that could be brought before the end of the month.

    More >>

    Two people familiar with the federal investigation of Michael Cohen say prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against the former Donald Trump lawyer that could be brought before the end of the month.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly