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Albemarle Sheriff's Office Receives State Reaccreditation

The Albemarle Sheriff’s Office was recognized for receiving State Reaccreditation today at the Board of Supervisors meeting. Chief Tim Longo, a board member of the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC), presented the certificate to Sheriff Chip Harding.

The Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission  met with Sheriff J.E. “Chip” Harding and staff in Williamsburg on September 9th to review the commissions recent assessment of the Albemarle Sheriff’s Office .

A three person team spent three days in August reviewing 187 files containing 167 applicable policy standards and found the Albemarle Sheriff’s Office to be in full compliance.

Sheriff Harding said he is very pleased to know that professional outside assessors have taken a close look at the policies and practices of the Sheriff’s Office and found that they are acceptable to the VLEPSC high standards.

Sheriff Harding gives a special note of thanks to accreditation manager Sgt Chan Gianinny and assistant accreditation manager Master Deputy Kevin Sprouse for all of the hard work they contributed over the past couple of years to this process. This work was in addition to their normal duties.

The Albemarle Sheriff’s Office is one of only 10 in the State of Virginia (out of 123) that has been accredited for 8 years or more. Less than 20% of Virginia’s 400 plus law enforcement agencies have received VLEPSC accreditation.

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