Alexandria Brief: Sheriff’s Office Reaccredited

Alexandria Brief: Sheriff’s Office Reaccredited

— The Alexandria Sheriff’s Office has been reaccredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). The office received its formal reaccreditation at a ceremony Saturday, July 25, during CALEA’s summer conference in Colorado Springs, Colo.

As part of the reaccreditation process, CALEA assessors visited the Sheriff’s Office in April for a three-day on-site assessment to examine the office’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services related to law enforcement. The Sheriff’s Office operates the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center, manages courthouse security, transports prisoners, and serves legal process and warrants.

CALEA first accredited the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office in July 1990 and the Office has been reaccredited every term since then. The office is also accredited by the American Correctional Association and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care and certified by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services and the Virginia Department of Corrections.