Accreditation

Who: 

Pinellas County Sheriff Office
Department of Detention and Corrections

American Correctional Association (ACA)

What:
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Detention and Corrections, was awarded reaccreditation by the American Correctional Association.

When:
Reaccreditation was awarded August 6, 2018.

Where:
The Pinellas County Jail is located at 14400 49th Street N, Clearwater, FL. Reaccreditation was awarded in Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 6, 2018.                                   .

Why/How:

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Detention and Corrections, was awarded reaccreditation by the American Correctional Association last week in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

ACA auditors visited the Pinellas County Jail from May, 14th to May 16th, 2018, and wrote a detailed report on the facility submitting their findings to the accreditation commission. The ACA reviewed fundamental correctional practices to include inmate and staff safety, record maintenance, enhancing staff moral and facility operations. The commission unanimously awarded the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office with a three year reaccreditation.

Sheriff Gualtieri said, “Accreditation inspection and evaluation is a rigorous process that ensures facilities and agencies are operating properly and meeting the highest standards”. “There were many positive comments by the ACA regarding the professionalism of Pinellas Sheriff’s Office members and the overall operation of our facility”.   

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is a Triple Accredited (corrections, correctional health care and law enforcement) agency that is recognized by the National Sheriff’s Association. Less than 1% of the sheriff’s offices in the United States are Triple Accredited. 

The American Correctional Association was founded in 1870 as the National Prison Association, changing to the American Correctional Association in 1954 to reflect their “expanding philosophy of corrections and its increasingly important role within the community and society.” The ACA utilizes the principles of humanity, justice, protection, opportunity, knowledge, competence, and accountability to develop sound corrections practices.

From left to right: Commissioner Jerry Hebert, Commissioner Timothy Ward, Colonel Paul Halle, Captain Jennifer Nobles, Health Services Administrator Gianluca Martinelli, Commissioner Stephanie Collins, Commissioner Michael Wade (Chairperson) and Lieutenant Stacey Barrentine.

Posted by Dan Difrancesco Wednesday, August 8, 2018 10:32:00 AM Categories: Awards and Recognition

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