Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office asks for community help achieving accreditation

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ASCENSION PARISH, La (BRPROUD) – Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is reaching out to the community for help in achieving a specific accreditation that verifies the office meets professional standards.

The accreditation is administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®) and requires agencies to comply with standards in four areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services. Part of this accreditation is a scheduled site-based assessment, which APSO is set to have.

Agency employees and community members are invited to speak at an open, virtual informational on Monday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. as part of the scheduled assessment. The public is also welcome to offer comments by calling (225)-621-8845 on Monday, Nov. 29 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The comments will be taken by the assessment team.

Guidelines for the comments are listed below:

A physical copy of the standards can be found at the sheriff’s office headquarters located at 828 S. Irma Blvd. in Gonzales, La. For anyone who wants to submit written comments relating to the office’s ability to comply with the standards can mail them to the CALEA Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. at 3575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155 or send them through email.

For those interested in attending the virtual informational, register for the Zoom conference here.

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