Citrus County Sheriff's Office Accreditation
In 2000, the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) awarded our office state accreditation after our personnel demonstrated proficiency in more than 230 policies and procedures. These standards cover everything from training of sworn personnel, hiring and promotional guidelines, to strict financial accountability. Our agency passed with a 100% rating, only one in a few in CFA history. We successfully maintained our accredited status three years later in 2003 and again in 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2020, and 2022.
Additionally, in 2003, our office received law enforcement recognition from the Commission on Law Enforcement Accreditation (CALEA). By 2005, we began the process of seeking full national accreditation from CALEA, which includes compliance with 458 standards. Only 6% of law enforcement agencies across the nation have achieved this honor and by 2007, our office was awarded full national accreditation from CALEA. We are proud of this accomplishment and attribute it to the high quality of work put forth by our team.
That same year, 2007, our Emergency Operations Center, specifically the communications center, received national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies' Public Safety Communications Accreditation Program (PSCAP). This achievement is noteworthy because only 18 other centers in the State of Florida and only 47 centers across the nation have earned this honor.
Once more, our office was reaccredited by CALEA in 2010 and again in 2013, gaining Excellence status. In 2016 and 2020, CCSO was reaccredited and awarded with Gold Standard Excellence status. We will continue to seek reaccreditation status to achieve our mission to deliver excellence in public safety and our vision to make Citrus County the safest community in Florida.