The outstanding work of the Richland County Sheriff’s Office was recognized this past week by the Ohio Secretary of State’s office when the office received a Certificate of Commendation on receiving the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

In a press release, the office shared:

The Richland County Sheriff’s Office has met the requirements of a highly regarded and broadly recognized body of Law Enforcement Accreditation standards, and was awarded the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, (CALEA), on March 25, 2017.

Sheriff J. Steve Sheldon, Major Joe Masi and Accreditation Manager Richard Schuller attended a hearing in front of the commission to answer questions about policy and procedures and to speak about our agency.

This makes the Richland County Sheriff’s Office only the 5th Sheriff’s Office in the State of Ohio to be accredited and we are very proud of this prestigious accomplishment.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Accreditation represents the satisfactory completion of a continuous process of thorough agency wide self-evaluation, concluded by an outside review by a team of independent assessors.

It also represents our agency’s ongoing acceptance of the obligation to continue to quest for professional excellence.

On behalf of Sheriff Sheldon, he commends all the employees of the Richland County Sheriff’s Office for demonstrating their commitment to professional standards in policy and practice.



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