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The accreditation process encourages community involvement and enhances the Community Oriented Policing philosophy. Accreditation:
  • Encourages support for line level employees
  • Ensures the protection of all individual’s civil rights
  • Promotes partnership with the community to enhance public safety
  • Provides a means to identify, prioritize, prevent, and solve community problems
  • Provides for continuous improvement of operating practices

Accreditation provides a method for members of our community to gauge our organization's professionalism using nationally recognized standards. One of the most significant benefits of the accreditation is the reduction of the number of lawsuits and the reduced severity of civil litigation.

Employees of an accredited agency also experience significant benefits. They can take comfort in the fact that many of the accreditation standards are intended to directly protect their health, benefits, promotional processes, as well as ensure all necessary supplies and equipment are made available to them.

In addition, these employees have many reasons to be proud. Because the accreditation process is not an accomplishment that can be completed without a total agency-wide commitment, every member of the Sheriff’s Office contributes in some way and therefore can take pride when the accreditation awards are presented.

Current Accreditations:
The following are accreditations currently held by the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office:

Triple Crown Award
Agencies that have received accreditation with ACA, CALEA, and NCCHC are eligible for the National Sheriffs' Association coveted Triple Crown Award. The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office is one of six agencies in Colorado, and one of only 47 agencies nationally to receive this award.