Accreditation team seeks public input on Clay County SO

By: 
DTL Staff
Staff Writer
On Jan. 22-23, a team of assessors from the Mississippi Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (MSLEAC) will conduct an on-site assessment at the Clay County Sheriff’s Office to ensure the facility and its policies are in compliance with the Mississippi State standards.
 
Law enforcement agencies seeking accreditation by MSLEAC are required to comply with 141 professional standards in order to achieve the accredited status.
 
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to become only the fifth sheriff’s office accredited in the state of Mississippi.
 
The MSLEAC assessment team will be composed of law enforcement practitioners from in-state agencies. The team will review the Clay County Sheriff’s Office’s policies and practices, interview personnel, tour the facility, and examine accreditation files kept by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. 
 
As part of the on-site assessment, MSLEAC invites agency employees and members of the community to offer comments regarding the Clay County Sheriff’s Officeby telephone.This will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 22, between the hours of 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Those interested in participating are can call (662) 494-2896 during the posted hours. Telephone comments will be limited to 10 minutes and must directly address the Clay County Sheriff’s Office’s ability to comply with MSLEAC standards.
 
Upon completion of the review, a report will be issued to the state’s commission, who will make the decision to award accreditation.
 
Individuals wishing to offer written comments about the Clay County Sheriff’s Office ability to meet the standards for state accreditation can write to:
 
Mississippi Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission
Attn: Accreditation Alliance Manager
1025 Northpark Dr.
Ridgeland, MS 39157
 
For more information regarding the Mississippi Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, please write the MSLEAC at the above address or call (601) 977-3782. For more information regarding the Clay County Sheriff’s Office accreditation effort, please callSheriff Eddie Scott or Captain Jeremy Bellat (662) 494-2896.
 

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