Members of the public can offer comments regarding the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office at a public information session 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19 at the Hall of Records in Freehold.
A team of assessors from the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies will arrive on Sunday, Aug. 18 to examine all aspects of the sheriff’s office including procedures, management, operations and support services.
The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals and visit offices where compliance can be observed.
“Once CALEA assessors complete the review of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Division, they report back to the full commission. It will then be decided if the agency is to be granted the accredited status,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden.
Accredited status if for three years. During that time, the sheriff’s office submits annual reports exemplifying continued compliance.
“This accreditation process is important as it will maintain the high degree of professionalism within the agency and enable us to provide better service to the residents of Monmouth County,” Golden said.
The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office is the only law enforcement agency in the state with accreditations in all four areas of operation, which includes law enforcement, corrections, correctional healthcare and communications.
To provide comments by telephone call 732-308-2980 on Aug. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Written comments can be sent to Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Va. 20155.
All comments will be limited to five minutes and must address the office’s ability to comply with CALEA accreditation standards, which is available for review at the sheriff’s office.
For more information call 703-352-4225.