Monday, November 12th, 2012

The Morris County Sheriff’s Office is scheduled for an on-site assessment from Tuesday, Nov. 13 to Friday, Nov. 16 as part of a program to maintain its accreditation by verifying that it meets professional standards.

Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in the areas of policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Wednesday Nov. 14 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Public Meeting Room on the 5th floor of the county Administration Building on Court Street in Morristown.

Agency employees and the public are also invited to offer comments by calling 973-285-6053 on Nov. 14 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The comments will be taken by the assessment team.

Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. A copy of the standards is available at the main Sheriff’s Office located in the Morris County Courthouse in Morristown.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Morris County Sheriff’s Office’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155.

Comments about the Sheriff’s Office’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may also be made by calling 800-368-3757, faxing 703-890-3126 or visiting www.calea.org.