Flagler Sheriff Dedicates Jail Reaccreditation to Fallen Detention Deputy

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Bunnell, FL - Flagler Sheriff Rick Staly honors a fallen deputy by dedicating the Flagler County Jail’s recent reaccreditation to the deputy’s memory.

Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility—known locally as the “Green Roof Inn”—was awarded reaccreditation by the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission (FCAC) on Wednesday (Oct. 6); which is something each of the 35 accredited jails in the state are required to do every three years.

After FCAC commissioners voted unanimously to re-accredit the Flagler County Jail, Sheriff Staly told the Commissioners he was dedicating the re-accreditation to fallen FCSO Detention Deputy First Class Paul Luciano. Deputy Luciano died in August after contracting COVID-19 while working in the jail. Luciano was the first FCSO detention deputy to die in the line-of-duty.

“This reaccreditation award distinguishes the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility as one of the premier correctional institutions in the State of Florida,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. "Our Detention Deputies and staff have worked hard to create and provide a professional and rehabilitative environment for our inmates and it was my honor to dedicate this recognition to the memory of DFC Luciano.”

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) says obtaining corrections accreditation was a goal of Sheriff Staly’s when he took office in 2017. The process usually takes 24 months to accomplish and includes an assessment by the FCAC. But, the FCSO says it took them only 19 months to prepare for the FCAC’s assessment, leading to the facility’s first accreditation in October 2018.

A comprehensive review of the facility’s policies, procedures, and operations found that the jail was in full compliance with 261 mandatory and optional standards, which far exceeds the minimum number of standards required for accreditation.

In the assessment team’s report to the full commission, they highlighted FCSO’s STRIDE and Homeward Bound programs and partnership with Flagler County Technical College to help inmates become productive citizens.

The agency as a whole maintains other accreditations from the Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, Florida Tele-Communications Accreditation Commission, and the National Institute of Ethics. 

Sheriff Staly additionally serves as the Vice-Chair of the Florida Commission for Law Enforcement Accreditation.

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