|Communications Division given "flawless" assessment|
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Communications Division was under the spotlight Thursday, June 12 as the Florida Telecommunications Accreditations Commission (FLA-TAC) put the division under a microscope in anticipation of being accredited for the first time in October.
Wakulla County will become the second rural agency to get a FLA-TAC accreditation later this year but the first agency to receive accreditation in all aspects of the operation; law enforcement, corrections and communications, at the same time.
Assessors Tim Elder and Bob Brongel visited the Communications Division and reviewed operational standards documents and called the inspection “flawless.”
“Everything was in perfect order, spotless and orderly,” said veteran law enforcement member Elder. “You staff knows their jobs.”
“You have a fantastic staff in the entire agency,” said Brongel. “This has been a pleasure. The professionalism of your agency is obvious. Dispatchers are the most underappreciated.”
The Communications Division is under the supervision of Emergency Management Director Scott Nelson and Lt. Brad Taylor. Communications Officer Lucy Gowdy and Lt. Danny Deal created the standards for Communications to become accredited.
“We are very proud of our communications officers,” said Sheriff Charlie Creel. “Those people have a tough job and we really appreciate them. They are highly motivated.”