Loudoun County Sheriff's Office | Re-accreditation

On May 3, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office was presented with the agency’s sixth re-accreditation at the Loudoun Board of Supervisors business meeting, and achieved a perfect accreditation from the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) earned its sixth re-accreditation and once again achieved a perfect accreditation from the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC), according to a May 4 release.

The LCSO received 100% compliance by VLEPSC, and the assessment received zero returns for the re-accreditation, the release states.

“The professionalism and training of the men and women of the Loudoun Sheriff’s Office is second to none,” said Lt. Tim Brown, assessment team leader, in a prepared statement.

In December 2020, a team of three assessors from VLEPSC spent three days at the Loudoun Sheriff’s Office thoroughly reviewing 190 standards and over 570 subsections, the release states. The standards cover all aspects of the agency to include patrol, administrative and special operation functions, court security, civil process, criminal investigations, and budget.

“The efficiency and effectiveness of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office recognized by this assessment is a testament to the great work being done every day by the men and women of the LCSO,” said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman, R, in a prepared statement.

The LCSO was first accredited in 1999 and is one of 104 state accredited agencies in Virginia and has been called a model agency for accreditation in the commonwealth, the release states. Agencies wishing to retain accredited status must complete the accreditation process every four years.

During the four-year period, the agency must submit annual reports attesting to the continued compliance with accreditation standards.

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