The Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) has re-accredited the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) after reviewing the agency’s performance on more than 200 applicable state standards.
According to HCSO Accreditation Manager Lisa Iannone, the accreditation process measured the HCSO’s compliance with 236 state-recognized standards that are necessary to maintain a properly functioning and fully accountable Sheriff’s Office and involved in-department review of every aspect of the agency’s organization, management, operations, and administration.
Iannone said the review revealed that the HCSO was in 100 percent compliance with all 205 applicable standards and that agency employees follow best law enforcement practices determined by the State of Florida.
Sheriff Al Nienhuis said that the re-accreditation review is key to maintaining the public’s confidence in the agency.
“Going through this stressful event makes the agency better and, at the same time, gives the public confidence that the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office and its employees are doing an exceptional job at keeping our community safe.”
The Commission meets three times per year to oversee the state’s accreditation program and to officially accredit agencies that have passed the rigorous review process, Iannone said.