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May 16

Sheriff’s Office Receives Reaccreditation

Posted on May 16, 2017 at 8:31 AM by Communications Department

The Newport News Sheriff’s Office (NNSO) has once againVLESCPLogo2_SC received accreditation from the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission. This recognition assures the community that the Sheriff’s Office is adhering to best practices on policy and procedures. During an on-site visit last month, three assessors reviewed the agency’s performance against a rigorous set of measureable standards, conducted interviews, checked facility conditions and more.

NNSO first earned accreditation in 2006 when Sheriff Morgan sought the designation soon after his election. Seeking accreditation is voluntary. On the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, Sheriff Morgan wrote, “I want to publiclyInspecting gear_SC thank the NNSO team on achieving their 1st Re-Accreditation with the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission. Although everyone played a part in achieving this distinction, the tip of the spear was Maj. Hughes, Lt. Ireland and Sgt. Jones.”

The Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission is comprised of active members of The Virginia Sheriffs’ Association, and the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police.