In October 2014, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office underwent an extensive independent inspection by an assessment team selected by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA). The assessment team reviewed all Sheriff’s Office policies and procedures which included written documentation, personnel interviews, agency operations, and facility inspections to ensure compliance with the Florida state accreditation standards. On February 25th, 2015, the Commission (CFA) met in Daytona Beach to review those Florida criminal justice agencies eligible for initial accreditation and reaccreditation status. During the panel review prior to the Commission meeting, the Assessment Team Leader, Grant Scott, reported that the Walton County Sheriff’s Office was in 100% compliance with all (254) standards. In addition, Grant reported that no corrective actions were required in the “flawless” on-site conducted at the WCSO. During the full commission meeting, Sheriff Adkinson was praised as one of the most forward-thinking, progressive Sheriffs in the State of Florida. As a result of the rigorous on-site assessment and the review, The Walton County Sheriff’s Office was awarded reaccredited status by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation.
Sheriff Adkinson gave credit to the employees of the Walton County Sheriff’s Office for their continued hard work and dedication to the citizens of Walton County and their “Commitment to Excellence.”