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Incident Date/Time 6/19/2017 9:00:00 AM
Expire Date/Time 7/24/2017 9:00:00 AM
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 A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive Wednesday, July 19, 2017, to examine all aspects of the Manatee County Sheriff's Office policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.  The Manatee County Sheriff's Office has to comply with approximately 110 standards in order to receive accredited status.  Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues. 


As part of the on-site assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team.  A copy of the standards is available through the Manatee County Sheriff's Office Public Information Office at 941-747-3011 # 2278.


For more information regarding CFA, or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Manatee County Sheriff's Office ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please write: CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida  32302, or email to


The CFA assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies.  The assessors will review written materials; interview individuals; and visit offices and other places where compliance can be witnessed. 


The CFA Assessment Team Leader is Sergeant Aaron Grassi from the Clermont Police Department.  Other team members are Sergeant Vincent Montagud from the Port St. Lucie Police Department and Ms. Caroline Renew from the Lakeland Police Department.  The Accreditation Program Manager for the Manatee County Sheriff's Office is Ms. Deborah Moody.


Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency will receive accredited status.  The Manatee County Sheriff's Office accreditation is for three years.  Verification by the team that the Manatee 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 law enforcement professional excellence,


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