Public Safety Communications Center Earns Re-Accreditation

NEWS RELEASE 22-012 - MARCH 1, 2022
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Sarasota County Sheriff Kurt A. Hoffman is pleased to share the agency’s Public Safety Communications Center (PSCC) earned re-accreditation through the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED).

The IAED is the standard-setting organization for emergency dispatch and response services worldwide and the leading body of emergency dispatch experts. Their various boards and councils work in coordination with public safety organizations to ensure that the comprehensive system of emergency dispatching is as safe, fast, effective, and current as possible. Comprised of three allied academies for medical, fire, and police dispatching, the IAED supports first-responder-related research, unified protocol application, legislation for emergency call center regulation, and strengthens the emergency dispatch community through education, certification, and accreditation.

The PSCC was initially accredited in EMD (Emergency Medical Dispatch) in 2004 and EFD (Emergency Fire Dispatch) in 2009 and has successfully received reaccreditation in both disciplines every three years since. During the accreditation process, the agency submits annual reports attesting continued compliance with all standards under which it was initially accredited. The PSCC is one of 36 centers worldwide that currently holds accreditation in both EMD and EFD.