The Jefferson County Sheriff?s Office is pleased to announce that re-accreditation status has been granted by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA).
On Saturday November 17, 2007 Sheriff Ted Mink and representatives from the Jefferson County Sheriff?s Office appeared before the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), in Colorado Springs, Colorado for review and re-accreditation proceedings. The review covered the June 2007 on-site assessment of the Jefferson County Sheriff?s Office for compliance with 413 applicable standards.
The Jefferson County Sheriff?s Office was first accredited in March 1992. This is the 5th accreditation process. Between each award, members of the department and the Accreditation Team maintain documentation of compliance with the standards. The standards cover all aspects of the law enforcement process, including life, health, and safety issues, legal and other critical requirements, and conditions that reduce major risk and high liability exposures. Example issues are: Use of Force, Pursuits, Bias Based Profiling, Missing Juveniles (Amber Alert). Other areas include: Law Enforcement Role and Authority, Jurisdiction and Mutual Aid, Fiscal Management, Recruitment, Unusual Occurrences, Internal Affairs, Records, and Collection and Preservation of Evidence.