Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Levy County Sheriff's Office Jail Gets Reaccredited


Date: April 15, 2009

Time: 11:30 AM

Bronson, Florida- On February 24, 2009 the Levy County Sheriff's Office was reaccredited by the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission. This is a prestigious honor and only 32 jails are accredited through Florida Corrections Accreditation.

The Levy County Sheriff's Office Correction Division was initially accredited in February 4, 2003. Every three years an accreditation team closely scrutinizes the jail's policies and procedures to ensure that we are meeting the mandatory standards. After days of investigating the standards the accreditation team reported that we are in 100 percent compliance.

By being accredited with Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission this will benefit the Sheriff's Office:

. Strengthen the Sheriff's Office defense against law suit and complaints.

. Reduce insurance liability premiums and law suits settlements.

. Review of agency status and readiness.

. Process for discovering redundancies.

Benefits to the Community:

. Having a transparent agency operations.

. Better access to agency/facility operation and administrative staff.

. Less tax dollars being used for litigation.

. Standardized quality of service delivery.

Sheriff Smith is very proud of the Correction Bureau and the efforts that are taken to prepare for the accreditation team. Smith states

"I'm very proud of this prestigious accomplishment and the employee's hard work and professionalism does not go unnoticed".

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