The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office was awarded reaccreditation yesterday by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA).

The agency goes through accreditation inspection every three years and must conduct all activities according to the policies and procedures outlined by the commission as best practices.

Sheriff Larry Ashley, who is a state accreditation commissioner and serves on the Standards Review and Interpretation Committee, recused himself from yesterday’s vote in Orlando.

The OCSO has achieved both state and national law enforcement accreditation.