DANVILLE — Danville Sheriff’s Office recently earned re-accreditation from the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission in Richmond.
A special panel comprised of nine Virginia chiefs of police and sheriffs voted unanimously to approve Danville’s second accreditation.
The sheriff’s office first received accreditation was in 2006 and was re-accredited in 2010.
The panel reviewed a report compiled by a three-member assessment team, which completed a thorough on-site assessment of the sheriff’s office in November.
The assessment team included law enforcement professionals from Wytheville Police Department, Norfolk Sheriff’s Office, and Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.
During the visit, the assessment team reviewed the 190 standards necessary to maintain accreditation.
“The men and women of the Danville Sheriff s Office should be commended for their commitment to excellence and professionalism,” said Sheriff Mike Mondul. “This process is a team effort which involves multiple layers of the sheriff’s office.
“While every deputy and staff member had an integral role in this achievement, special recognition needs to be bestowed upon Cpl. Cathy Clark and Deputy Crystal Conard for their efforts in coordinating the on-site assessment, and preserving the integrity of the necessary documentation for the past four years, Mondul said.
Story courtest of the Star-Tribune