To earn and maintain national accreditation, the Sheriff's Office voluntarily complies with or exceeds nationally recognized standards of operation through an independent evaluation process.
While the Accreditation Unit has oversight, every member of the Sheriff's Office contributes to achieving and maintaining accreditation standards, and a re-accreditation process occurs regularly to ensure the agency continues to maintain compliance with all standards.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).
The jail is accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA).
The Jail Medical Unit is accredited by the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare (NCCHC).
The Regional Crime Lab is accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Accreditation (ASCLD).
Staff inspection ensures all work groups within the Sheriff's Office adhere to department policy and accreditation standards. Regular reviews of each unit's activities and record-keeping ensure the department is operating efficiently and according to established standards.