CENTREVILLE — The Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff has received re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. Sheriff Gary Hofmann said he is pleased that after undergoing a thorough inspection process, they were awarded CALEA re-accreditation status on Nov. 13.

The agency underwent an extensive assessment by a team of specially trained assessors and was found to be in compliance with all 170 standards of professional excellence set forth by CALEA. National recognition through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies is the gold standard in police accreditation and runs in four-year cycles.

The Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff continues to reevaluate every policy and procedure against CALEA’s newest edition of standards, Hofmann said.

Hofmann stated, “Each individual written directive was reviewed, revised where needed, and checked for compliance. Our agency’s re-accreditation is a tremendous accomplishment and I am proud of all the effort that went into this achievement. Special recognition goes to all our supervisors who assumed the bulk of the responsibility and contributed to this success. This accreditation is just another step in our continuing commitment to providing the most equitable and highest quality policing to our community.”

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