The Prince George County Police Department has achieved its first state reaccreditation through the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC). On behalf of the men and women of PGPD, Colonel W. Keith Early, Police Chief, was presented a reaccreditation certificate at the Prince George County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The Department of Criminal Justice Services Program Manager, Mr. Derrick Mayes, graciously presented the certificate.
The Police Department had their on-site assessment on December 4-5, 2017. The Department was found to be flawlessly in compliance with all 190 applicable standards. The Police Department first achieved state accreditation in January, 2014.
The lead assessor, Lt. David Hudson of Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, stated “the Assessment Team was impressed with the Prince George Police Department and the professionalism of both its sworn and non-sworn members. This agency clearly demonstrates a high level of commitment and dedication to law enforcement and the needs of the citizens they protect and serve.”
To achieve reaccreditation, the Police Department must undergo a rigorous on-site inspection every four years by multiple, specially trained, independent assessors. These assessors examine all areas of the agency to ensure compliance with the professional standards set forth by the Commission. The process of complying with these professional standards requires daily attention by department members.