Sheriff's Office receives 5th State reaccreditation
The Hanover Sheriff’s Office has achieved its fifth consecutive state reaccreditation through the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC). The Sheriff’s Office first achieved state accreditation in 1998 and is the only Sheriff’s Office in Virginia to be dually accredited through VLEPSC and the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Participating in both processes is voluntary. To achieve reaccreditation, the Sheriff’s Office must undergo a rigorous on-site inspection every four years by multiple specially trained, independent assessors, who examine all areas of the agency to ensure compliance with all applicable professional standards set forth by the commission.