Sheriff’s Office wins fifth accreditation award

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is proud to announce that we have received our 5th consecutive accreditation from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA.)

CFA is a voluntary program for law enforcement accreditation that insures agencies are meeting professional standards, and following industry best practices. Agencies are evaluated for accreditation once every three years, making this the 15th straight year CCSO has been accredited with CFA.

This year, CCSO has also been recommended for an Excelsior Award, which is reserved for agencies that have received five or more consecutive accreditations over a 15 year period with zero compliance issues. CCSO received this award at our previous accreditation in 2016.

Evaluators also highlighted several exemplary programs within CCSO including: Teen Drivers Challenge, Volunteer Program, Emergency Opioid Antagonist (Narcan) Initiative, Sheriff’s Memory-Impaired Locating Endeavor SMILE, and Citizens’ Academy. We are proud to offer our community such a wide array of high-level programs.

Thank you to the dedicated CCSO accreditation team who work diligently to ensure that our agency operates with a culture of accountability, and adheres to a professional standard. Jody Farmer (Accreditation Manager), Kimble Billingsley (Accreditation Specialist), Capt. Mike Kanter, and Lt. Troy J. Hess are the wonderful team members who make our accreditation success possible.

“There is nothing more important to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office than ensuring we are serving the citizens of Citrus County in the best way possible,” said Sheriff Mike Prendergast. “Our accreditation team excels in leading our agency down a path of professionalism and service above self marked by excellence.”

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