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PCSO Jail Passes National Accreditation Review with 100% Compliance
 
Posted: 12/18/2013 12:00 AM
 

On June 6, 2011, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Jail became the second jail in the entire country and the only jail in Arizona to receive national accreditation through the National Sheriffs’ Association. The Pinal County Jail received accreditation with 100% compliance on the 594 legal-based guidelines set as the means to assist jails to become safer, more secure and to pro-actively protect themselves against liability.

During December of 2013, the Pinal County Jail had inspectors return to ensure we were still maintaining the same high standards. On Friday, December 13th, 2013 our office received notice once again we were found to be 100% in compliance.

The National Sheriff's Association (NSA) provides legal-based detention standards through the National Institute of Jail Operations (NIJO) and Accreditation Audit Risk Management Security, Inc. (AARMS) for county facilities to ensure that detention centers (jails) meet the needs of all federal mandates, case law and state statutes. This year’s accreditation review increased to 657 standards related to proper jail operations dealing with Administrative Management, Staff Management, Security Operations, Inmate Services, and Medical Operations.

Sheriff Paul Babeu stated, “Earlier this year, Chief James Kimble was named by the Arizona Detention Association as the Jail Administrator of the Year. Five years ago when I first took office as Sheriff I tasked Chief Kimble and other leaders in our jail to obtain our accreditation. Not only did we obtain accreditation, we continue to set the standard for other jails across the country with the perfect accreditation scores. Our staff training is excellent, we have improved operations, security and safety for our staff and inmates.”

     
   

Public Information Officer

Tim Gaffney
520.705.8124
pcsopio@pinalcountyaz.gov



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