Sheriff's office receives award

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office received its eighth Commission on the Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies award. Pictured, from left to right, are Lt. Col. Scot Hopkins, Lt. Gregg Warner, Julia Gilroy and Sheriff Chuck Jenkins.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office recently received its eighth award from a law enforcement accreditation agency.

The award comes from the Commission on the Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, which serves as the “International Gold Standard for Public Safety Agencies,” according to a sheriff’s office news release issued Tuesday.

“This reaccreditation signifies that the FCSO has met specific standards of excellence and operates according to best policies and practices established by practitioners in the public safety field,” Sheriff Chuck Jenkins said in the release. “This management model is a blueprint for self-improvement, which strengthens accountability within this agency and to the communities we serve.”

The award will be in effect for four years and, during that time, the sheriff’s office conducts annual internal evaluations to maintain accreditation, the release states.

Seeking accreditation is a voluntary, internal process that involves periodic evaluations by an “independent, non-governmental body” with established standards, according to the release. Benefits of accreditation include:

  • Providing reports and analyses the sheriff needs to make fact-based, informed management decisions.
  • Requiring preparedness programs to address natural or manufactured unusual occurrences.
  • Aiding in developing or improving an agency’s relationship with the community.
  • Strengthening an agency’s accountability, both within the agency and the community.
  • Can limit an agency’s liability risk exposure.
  • Assisting an agency’s pursuit of professional excellence.
  • Providing direction and framework for all employees.

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(8) comments

gabrielshorn2013

Well whataya know. Eight consecutive awards for excellence from CALEA. Looks like the FCSO knows what they are doing! Congratulations to the FCSO and Sheriff Jenkins![thumbup]

C.D.Reid

Agreed, gabe. I'm confused though. Here we have an article about the great job our sheriff is doing, and not one word from Plumbum. I guess she didn't want to have to "put her foot down" again. [lol]

huskycats

Thank you Sheriff Jenkins and your officers. Frederick County can be very proud of you.

C.D.Reid

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Whatsup

Congratulations to the department and everyone who played a role in achieving this recognition. [thumbup][thumbup][thumbup]

C.D.Reid

Further evidence that we have the best sheriff this county has ever had. Congratulations Sheriff Chuck, and thank you for the great job you and your office do. [thumbup][thumbup][thumbup]

bosco

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Wonder how long before Kelly shows up to sling some poo?

[ninja]

C.D.Reid

With a favourable article about the sheriff, I doubt that it will be long before she comes on to make a fool out of herself, and open herself up to more ridicule. For some perverted reason she seems to thrive on doing just that. Be patient and she'll come 'round, she can't resist.

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