The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office is going through its re-accreditation  process with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, and the public is being asked to weigh in on the process.

Captain Kip Judice with the Sheriff's Office says the department must be re-accredited every three years. An on-site assessment team makes sure the department is in compliance with 480 professional law enforcement standards. Those standards are largely focused on four basic areas: police and procedure, administration, law enforcement operations, and support services.

Any residents who wish to offer comments to the assessment team  can do so through a confidential phone line on Sunday, April 15 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The phone number is (337) 456-6248.

Residents can also attend a public information session on April 16 which will be held at the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Training Center on St. Antoine Street at 6 p.m.

Judice says all comments should be limited to ten minutes and must have something to do with the re-accreditation process.