BSO jails to be recognized
Dealing with criminals is not a glamorous job, but it’s putting the Broward Sheriff’s Office in the spotlight as it’s recognized for being the very best!
The National Commission on Correctional Health Care will present the BSO Department of Detention with their Facility of the Year Award during their National Convention in Orlando on October 19.
The prestigious award is presented each year to only one facility or system selected from among the 500 jails, prisons, and juvenile confinement facilities that participate in NCCHC’s nationwide accreditation program.
BSO’s jail system impressed the accreditation surveyors and committee who commended the staff for consistently demonstrating excellence in health services delivery, correctional health care professionalism, and a commitment to continuity of services.
“I’m very proud of the professionalism and dedication demonstrated by the Broward Sheriff’s Office Department of Detention,” Sheriff Lamberti said. “This is a great accomplishment.”
The Broward Sheriff’s Office operates the 12th largest local jail system in the United States, and the second largest to have earned national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections. The Department of Detention and Community Control oversees all jail facility operations and community-based offender programs within Broward County.
Last year, BSO’s Department of Detention was also recognized by the American Jail Association (AJA), which honored Lt. Colonel Rick Frey with the American Jail Association Correctional Administrator of the Year/Large Jail Award for 2008.
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