The Marion County Sheriff’s Office will be examined on July 21, 2011 to determine if it meets the 84 new standards necessary for re-accreditation. The re-accreditation process is voluntary, and occurs every three years for Marion County. Subjects addressed in the new standards include policies and procedures, operations, management and support services. WUFT-FM’s Kareem Sandy spoke with Marion County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Judge Cochran, who says accreditation is a very important aspect of validation, and new additions to accreditation are generally inclusive.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FP Cochran Convo.mp3]
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A wildfire burning since April 6 in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is only 3 percent contained as of Wednesday morning. In 2011, the Honey Prairie Fire in the Okefenokee refuge burned about 300,000 acres over a year.