On December 18, 2014, a distinguished panel of the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC) met in Richmond to consider the Danville Sheriffs Office’s re-accreditation status. The panel which was comprised of nine Virginia chiefs and sheriffs voted unanimously that the Danville Sheriffs Office receive its second reaccreditation. The initial accreditation was in 2006, and the first re-accreditation was in 2010. The panel members heard facts via a report compiled by a three member assessment team which completed a thorough onsite assessment in November. The assessment team was comprised of Virginia law enforcement professionals from the Wytheville Police Department, Norfolk Sheriffs Office, and the Charlotte County Sheriffs Office. During the on site visit, the assessment team reviewed the 190 standards necessary to maintain accreditation by the VLEPSC.
The men and women of the Danville Sheriff s Office should be commended for their commitment to excellence and professionalism. This process is a team effort which involves multiple layers of the Danville Sheriffs Office. While every deputy and staff member had an integral role in this achievement, special recognition needs to be bestowed upon Corporal Cathy Clark and Deputy Crystal Conard for their efforts in coordinating the onsite assessment, and preserving the integrity of the necessary documentation for the past four years.