Professional Standards

The Professional Standards Unit (PSU) supports the mission and core beliefs of the Office of the Sheriff. Although its primary function is to ensure all members of the agency comply with departmental standards and inter-agency protocols, it also has other additional duties and responsibilities. The Unit includes the following subsets:

  • Accreditation Manager: Ensures compliance with and adherence to standards established by the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC).
  • Domestic Violence Victim Advocate: Provides victims of violent crimes the information and support needed to ensure positive experiences within the criminal justice system.
  • Property and Evidence: Receives, stores, tracks, and disposes of property and evidence that is collected by law enforcement officers within the agency.
  • Records: Collects, processes and maintains criminal and civil records for the Office of the Sheriff, the courts, the public, and other governmental agencies.
  • Training Officer: Makes sure that all sworn law enforcement officers are competent and capable of working assignments in a safe and professional manner.