The Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC) granted accreditation to the Sheriff’s Office in May 2017 for the third time. The assessment requires compliance with 190 standards for efficient and effective agency operation. The standards cover all aspects of the agency including policies and procedures, management, administration, operations and support services. During the four-year accreditation period, the agency must submit annual reports attesting to continued compliance with the standards.
To verify compliance, a team of VLEPSC assessors conducted a three-day, on-site assessment earlier in the year. The lead assessor commended Sheriff Stacey Kincaid and her staff for being very knowledgeable and professional. The team noted that no accreditation files were returned for any major or minor repairs, which is the equivalent of granting a perfect score.
The Virginia Sheriffs’ Association, the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police and the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services make up VLEPSC. In June 2017, Sheriff Stacey Kincaid was appointed to VLEPSC, representing the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association (VSA) Board of Directors. The term is three years.