HENRY COUNTY – On Tuesday, the Henry County Sheriff's Office was presented with the certificate for the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC) re-accreditation.
VLEPSC provides an accreditation process whereby agencies evaluate policy and procedure against established criteria and have compliance with those criteria that are verified by an independent and authoritative body.
The process evaluates how the sheriff's office's policies are in compliance with the 196 standards.
These standards cover all aspects of four main areas: administration, operations, personnel and training.
The accreditation team came to complete the review and toured all the facilities of the sheriff's office and courthouse.
The assessment team advised the commission that the Henry County Sheriff's Office was in compliance with all standards and voted to award them their re-accreditation on October 8.
"This is a testament to the hard work and professionalism the men and women in the sheriff's office strive to provide for the community under Sheriff Lane Perry's leadership," the sheriff's office said in a press release.