Sheriff Jared Miller proudly announces that the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office received triple certifications at the Commission for Law Enforcement Accreditation Conference held last week in St. Augustine Florida.
The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA) empaneled an ad hoc Client Recognition Development Committee to develop and recommend a suitable Excelsior recognition program for Florida criminal justice agencies which have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the Florida accreditation process.
The Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission formally adopted the Excelsior Recognition program as well.
An important focus of this initiative was to develop a non-subjective recognition program that recognizes agencies with criteria based upon two key benchmarks.
Commitment to Accreditation – Candidate agencies shall have been awarded five successful reaccreditation cycles by the Commission; and
Excellence in Accreditation – A candidate agency’s reaccreditation interval shall only be credited toward this new recognition status if conditions were not assessed by the Commission.
With these criteria in place, the committee recommended the name of this new exceptional level of achievement would be Excelsior Recognition. The word Excelsior is a Latin adjective meaning “higher” or “loftier,” used in English as an interjection with a poetic meaning of “ever upward.”
The Excelsior Recognition program became the highest level of achievement in Florida accreditation a criminal justice agency can receive.
Today, the Excelsior Recognition program recognizes some of the finest criminal justice agencies in the State of Florida, and a demonstrated level of commitment to the Florida Accreditation process unparalleled in the criminal justice profession.
On February 20, 2018, the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility was awarded Excelsior status by the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission, in St. Augustine, Florida.
On February 21, 2018, the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Division was awarded Excelsior status by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation.
Additionally, on February 22, 2018, the Wakulla County Sheriff’s office Telecommunications Center was awarded their second re-accreditation by the Florida Telecommunications Accreditation Commission.