CALEA ASSESSMENT PUBLIC NOTIFICATION
The Madison County Sheriff's Office is scheduled for a web-based assessment as part of its voluntary participation in a program to maintain law enforcement accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards in September 2023.
Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA®) Inc., the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four essential areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services to maintain National Law Enforcement Accreditation. A team of assessors representing the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. will review the policies and procedures, management, patrol, support, and administrative services of the Madison County Sheriff's Office as a part of its review.
Anyone wishing to submit written comments concerning the Madison County Sheriff's Office's ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may do so through CALEA's Accreditation Public Comment Portal link provided here. http://cimrs2.calea.org/456.
The purpose of this public portal is to receive comments regarding an agency's compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide the participating agency with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster the pursuit of professional excellence.
Accreditation ensures that the Madison County Sheriff's Office complies with law enforcement and public safety standards. CALEA initially accredited the Madison County Sheriff's Office in 2018, and they are currently one of 17 accredited agencies in Alabama.
When the assessors complete their agency review, they will report to the full commission, who will decide on reaccreditation. Accreditation is for four years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting to continued compliance with its initial standards.
Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Madison County Sheriff's Office's ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may also send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 22030-2215 or www.calea.org.