The Orange County Sheriff’s Office has received national accreditation, New York State Senator James Skoufis announced today.
Skoufis presented Orange County Sheriff Carl Dubois with a proclamation in recognition of the agency’s achievement in being awarded the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) accreditation.
CALEA was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement’s major executive associations in the country. CALEA accreditation program seals are reserved for use by those public safety agencies that have demonstrated compliance with CALEA’s very high professional standards.
“CALEA accreditation is a continuous process and serves as the foundation for a successful, well-managed, transparent, community-focused public safety agency,” Skoufis said. “These standards are precisely what we strive to meet in Orange County. I commend Sheriff DuBois and the agency’s entire team for their commitment to exemplary performance which will benefit our communities for decades to come.”
“The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is proud of this latest accreditation, a testament to the second-to-none professionalism that the men and women here exhibit every day,” Dubois stated. “I thank Senator Skoufis for taking time to recognize our agency and, most importantly, our rank and file. James Skoufis has been a true partner to law enforcement and always supports our critical work to keep communities safe.”
The process of CALEA accreditation requires a review of policies, practices, and processes against internationally-accepted public safety standards. Four remote web-based assessments of the agency culminated in a site-based assessment by independent assessors with significant public safety experience, which found the Orange County Sheriff’s Office was in full compliance with all 181 rigorous CALEA standards. At the 2022 CALEA Awards Conference held in April, DuBois was awarded its CALEA Law Enforcement Accreditation Award for the third time, which remains in effect for four years.