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Input sought on FCSO reaccreditation
Public meeting set for tonight
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Forsyth County News

The meeting is being held upstairs at the Forsyth County Administration Building, 110 East Main Street in downtown Cumming, and begins at 7 p.m.

Residents are invited to a meeting tonight as part of a reaccreditation process for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies is examining all aspects of the local sheriff’s office’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and residents can comment during the public information session at 7 p.m. in the county administration building.

The voluntary accreditation is confirmation that the sheriff’s office meets at least 480 standards of the commission.

Accreditation is for three years, during which the agency must submit annual reports showing continued compliance with standards.

The sheriff’s office first received national accreditation in 2003 and has been reaccredited each round since then.

Telephone comments can also be made between 2 and 4 p.m. Monday by calling (770) 781-2116.

All comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the standards.

A copy of the standards is available at the sheriff’s office, 475 Tribble Gap Road, Suite 301. The contact is Jim Lockwood at (770) 781-2239.

Those wishing to offer written comments can write: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, Va., 20155.

For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, visit www.calea.org or call (703) 352-4225.