Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Sheriff Roundtree Wants Your Opinion

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) - The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring a meeting to gain public comments about the RCSO in its efforts to achieve national accreditation. It will be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at the Richmond County Court House Rm 2E located at 745 James Brown Blvd. Augusta, GA  30901.

The accreditation requires compliance in standards pertaining to policies and procedures, administration, operations and support services.

As part of the assessment, employees and any others in the area can provide public comments about the agency during the meeting. For those who cannot attend the meeting, there are other ways to submit comments about the agency. Comments can be provided to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA) assessment team by calling (706) 821-1460 on Monday, August 10, 2015 between 3 and 5 p.m.

Telephone comments and appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the Sheriff's Office ability to comply with the accreditation standards. The standards are available by calling Sgt. Charles A. Mitchell III or Cpl. Michelle Thomas, accreditation managers at the Sheriff's Office, at (706) 821-1120.

The agency is receiving an on-site assessment to verify it meets professional standards as part of a program administered by CALEA.

Submit written comments about the Sheriff's Office to: Commission on Accreditation for Law  Enforcement Inc. 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, VA  20155  Attn: Vince Dauro   Program Manager.

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