Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office Receives National Recognition for Simultaneous Accreditation

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Under the leadership of Sheriff Kevin J. Joyce, who took office in 2010, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office became one of four Sheriff’s Office’s nationwide to be awarded the National Sheriff’s Association Triple Crown Award in 2020.

The Triple Crown Award was established by the National Sheriff’s Association to recognize those sheriff’s offices, which achieve simultaneous accreditation from three accrediting bodies, The Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies, the American Correctional Association’s Commission on Accreditation for Corrections, and the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare.  Currently, there are a total of 3,081 Sheriff’s Offices in the United States.  Only 68 other Sheriffs’ Offices have ever attained this award since the award was established in 1993. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is the only agency in Maine to have received this award.  Accreditation is a team effort that involves all agency personnel.

This is a significant accomplishment that the Sheriff’s Office personnel should be commended on for the ongoing pursuit of excellence in public safety.

The Cumberland County Jail was the State of Maine’s first adult detention facility to have achieved accreditation from the American Correctional Association in 2002.  In 2005, the agency became accredited by the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare illustrating their commitment to providing nationally accepted standards of care in health services delivery to the inmates housed in the facility.

In 2015, the agency became accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies for demonstrating compliance with the best practices related to life, health, and safety procedures for the agency and ensuring law enforcement is prepared to meet basic community service expectations and manage critical events.  The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is committed to maintaining the pursuit of best practices in law enforcement, corrections, and public service.

For more information please visit cumberlandso.org