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Tazewell Co. Sheriff's Office receives re-accreditation

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TAZEWELL (NEWS RELEASE) -- After Tazewell's recent Board of Supervisors meeting the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office will remain among an elite group of law enforcement agencies having earned accreditation by the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission.

Of the more than 400 law enforcement agencies in Virginia, the Sheriff's Office is among only 85 having earned the distinction. There are only four County law enforcement agencies in Southwest Virginia who have earned the status of being accredited.

Recently at the Board of Supervisors meeting Sheriff Newman of Washington County presented Sheriff Hieatt and members of his department with their Certificate of Re-Accreditation.

Sheriff Newman, who is a member of the Professional Standards Committee, said that "Sheriff Hieatt has shown that his department has successfully completed the recertification process for the Virginia Law Enforcement Accreditation Program, signifying a commitment to law enforcement excellence."

This reflects that the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office is operating at the highest level of professional performance based on objective standards used to measure performance by agencies across Virginia. This Department first became Accredited in 2008.

Sheriff Hieatt told the board that being an Accredited Agency is special achievement because it is something that takes the efforts of every member of the department to maintain an accredited status, and he said it is important for people to know that they have received this status because it is something that no law enforcement agency is required to do, but he feels that the citizens of Tazewell County deserve this level of excellence from their Sheriff's Office.  

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