The purpose of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) Loaned Executive Management Assistance Program (LEMAP) is to provide management, consulting and technical assistance to Association members. LEMAP is an opportunity for administrators to receive a professional review of their organization’s operations and management systems.
Methodology employed by assessors was primarily through one on one interview using the WASPC Accreditation standards as a starting point for discussion. Volunteer assessors, made up of command and supervisory staff from Washington law enforcement, were invited to the LEMAP assessment based on experience and subject matter expertise. Interviews of deputies working both day and night shifts as well as most employees working business hours were gracious enough to participate in the interviews which provided the team an authentic backdrop to gather information and draw conclusions about agency policy, protocols and operations.
The goal of this LEMAP review is to provide the Jefferson County Sheriffs Office with a critical look at the organization through the eyes of peer professionals. The resulting report should serve as a guide to identify areas in need of strengthening and highlight positive and innovative programs and practices. It is hopeful that Jefferson County may use the information provided from this review to motivate the organization, improve internal and external services, and gain additional community support.