Accreditation & Professional Standards

Four Sheriff Employees Standing in Front of Patrol Car

The Accreditation program offers the opportunity to evaluate their operations against national standards, to remedy deficiencies and to upgrade the quality of correctional programs and services. 


The recognized benefits from such a process include:

  • Improved management
  • A defense against lawsuits through documentation and the demonstration of a "good faith" effort to improve conditions of confinement
  • Increased accountability and enhanced public credibility for administrative and line staff
  • A safer and more humane environment for personnel and offenders
  • The establishment of measurable criteria for upgrading programs, personnel practices and physical plant on a continuous basis