Sheriff Overton is proud to formally announce that the Franklin County Sheriff's Office has been awarded national accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Although this award was approved by CALEA back in November 2022, a local ceremony was held yesterday at Ferrum College to celebrate with our entire department and community guests.
As part of this voluntary accreditation process, the Office of the Sheriff has remained committed to operating at the highest levels under a set of rigorous law enforcement standards designed to enhance crime prevention, formalize essential management procedures, establish fair and nondiscriminatory personnel practices, improve service delivery, and increase community confidence in the agency.
As only the fifth Sheriff's Office in the state of Virginia to achieve this nationally accredited status, we are very proud of this accomplishment and hope that our residents truly realize our commitment to providing the very best in law enforcement services to Franklin County.
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