International and national law enforcement, corrections and healthcare accreditations demonstrate the willingness of the Atlantic County Sheriff's Office to consistently provide professional excellence to the residents of Atlantic County. Accreditation is achieved through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA).
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA) was established in 1979 as an independent accrediting authority by four law enforcement associations: The International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, National Sheriffs’ Association and the Police Executive Research Forum. Its accreditation program requires agencies to comply with the highest standards in four areas: policy and procedures, administration, operation and support services.
Designed to reflect the best professional practices in each respective area, the standards deal with the “what”, leaving the decision of “how” up to each agency. The accreditation process for the Sheriff’s office is managed by a team of subject matter experts who work hand in hand with the Sheriff, the Executive Staff, and agency members within the law enforcement, corrections, and healthcare areas.