• By Major F. B. Stanley
  • Posted Thursday, August 5, 2010

Sheriff's Office is Awarded Law Enforcement Accreditation

Forsyth County Sheriff William T. Schatzman announced today that on July 31st the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) advised the Sheriff’s Office that it had passed all of its reviews and examinations and was awarded Law Enforcement Accreditation.

CALEA was created in 1979 through the combined efforts of four major law enforcement organizations: the International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, National Sheriffs’ Association, and Police Executive Research Forum. These organizations continue to serve in an advisory capacity and are responsible for appointing members of the commission’s board.

CALEA’s goals are to strengthen crime prevention and control capabilities, formalize essential management procedures, establish fair and nondiscriminatory personnel practices, improve service delivery, solidify interagency cooperation, and boost citizen and staff confidence in the agency.

Sheriff Schatzman stated that “Law Enforcement Accreditation was a three-year voluntary process that required the sheriff’s office to conduct an intense review of its policies and procedures and, where necessary, to adopt nationally-recognized standards of excellence relevant to all areas of law enforcement operations and activities. These standards of excellence are designed to enhance our agency’s ability to deliver the best law enforcement services to the citizens we serve.”

Sheriff Schatzman said, “CALEA Accreditation will continue to be a necessary component in our mission to provide professional, responsible, and accountable law enforcement services to the citizens of Forsyth County.”

Below are the names of the individuals in the photograph from left to right:

  • Lewis Moore, Accreditation Manager
  • Sheriff William T. Schatzman
  • Sylvester Daughtry, Jr., Executive Director of CALEA
  • Captain Beth Pritchard
  • Robert Dalton, Citizens Patrol Team Leader

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