The Board of Supervisors at its February 13 meeting recognized the Police Department for achieving reaccreditation status for the first time.
It was three years ago the department earned its first accreditation from a statewide review panel. In December, the panel visited Prince George again to measure the progress of the department and to see if it sustained its quality first earned in 2015.
The panel’s review gave the department an unblemished review as it found all 195 items in compliance. Derek Mays represented the review panel and presented Chief Keith Early with a reaccreditation plaque.
Also in attendance was former Chief Ed Frankenstein, who was inspirational in leading the department to its first accreditation in 2015.
Other matters to come before the BOS at its meeting:
• Approved on the Consensus Agenda a resolution proclaiming February as Black History Month in Prince George County.
• Received the 2017 Annual Reports from the department heads.
• Received a report on negotiations with Verizon regarding a lease agreement for the Courthouse Water Tank.
• A motion was made by Supervisor T.J. Webb to amend the Fund Balance Policy to 15 percent from the current 12.5, but the motion died from a lack of a second.