CRESTVIEW — A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation will arrive Dec. 13 to examine the Okaloosa County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller, Department of Inspectors General policies and procedures, management, operations and support services, Inspector General Sam Scallan announced.

The Okaloosa County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller, Department of Inspector General has to comply with approximately 44 standards to receive accredited status.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency members and the public may offer comments to the assessment team. A copy of the standards is available through the Okaloosa County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller website, www.okaloosaclerk.com.

For more information regarding CFA or to offer written comments about the Okaloosa County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller, Department of Inspector General’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, write to CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302, or email to info@flaccreditation.org.

The Accreditation Program Manager for Okaloosa County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller, Department of Inspector General is Brad Embry. He said the assessment team is composed of Inspector General practitioners from similar agencies. The assessors will review written materials; interview individuals; and visit offices and other places where compliance can be witnessed.

Once the commission’s assessors complete their review, they report to the full commission, which will then decide if the agency will receive accredited status.

Accreditation is valid for three years. Verification by the team that the Okaloosa County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller, Department of Inspector General meets the commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or maintain accreditation — a highly prized recognition of professional excellence, Sam Scallan said.