DuPage County Jail Earns ACA Reaccreditation
Sheriff John E. Zaruba announced today that the DuPage County Correctional Facility has once again earned accredited status from the American Correctional Association (ACA) this past weekend in National Harbor, Maryland, when members of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office accepted the formal award of reaccreditation.
In June, a team of three assessors from ACA spent three days at the Sheriff’s Office examining the jail’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services.
Upon completion of their inspection, the assessment team indicated that the Sheriff's Office met 100 % compliance of mandatory and non-mandatory standards. Verification by the team that the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation – a highly prized recognition of professional excellence.
“My congratulations to all of the men and women in our Corrections Bureau who work hard on a daily basis to ensure that this jail can be held up as one of the finest in the nation,” Sheriff Zaruba stated. “The people of DuPage County should be proud that their jail has once again been recognized as complying with national standards that ensure we strike the proper balance between protecting the public, and providing an environment that safeguards the life, health, and safety of both our staff and offenders,” he continued.
Agencies wishing to retain accredited status must complete the accreditation process every three years. During the three-year period, the agency must submit annual reports attesting to the continued compliance with accreditation standards. The DuPage County’s Jail has been accredited since 1986.