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Sheriff's Office Receives 4th Accreditation Status

Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Receives Fourth Accreditation Status

Sheriff Joe McLaughlin, New Kent County, on behalf of the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC), presented the Certification of Accreditation to Sheriff Brian K. Roberts in recognition of Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office commitment to law enforcement excellence as evidenced by successful completion of the certification process for the Virginia Law Enforcement Accreditation Program. The presentation was made during the Brunswick County Board of Supervisors regular meeting held on February 20, 2019.

VLEPSC provides law enforcement agencies in the Commonwealth with an avenue for demonstrating that they meet nearly 200 accepted standards for efficient and effective agency operation. The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services administers the program for VLEPSC. To obtain accreditation, a law enforcement agency must meet all applicable program standards, maintain their accreditation files on an on-going basis and provide annual verifications of compliance as required by the Commission. On-site assessments by specially trained program assessors assure consistency and full compliance of all accredited agencies. Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office demonstrated a commitment to professionalism and a willingness to be measured by and compared to the best in the profession. The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office achieved 100% on all professional standards.

Sheriff Roberts said, “I am extremely proud of achieving this fourth accreditation status. It is a true reflection of the dedication, integrity and proficiency that the men and women of my department exhibit while protecting and serving our citizens on a daily basis. It is with great honor that I accept this Certification of Accreditation and I thank each of them for their continued commitment to excellence in law enforcement and their service to Brunswick County.”