The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office received a glowing recommendation from the State Certification Joint Review Committee after their audit of the sheriff’s office revealed no deficiencies or out-of-compliance issues and granted recertification through the State of Georgia Law Enforcement Certification Program.
The program establishes over 100 standards participating agencies are required to follow. These standards include, but are not limited to:
• hiring practices
• organization and management
• use of force
• vehicle pursuit
• search and seizure
• emergency response
• evidence management
• communications and training
Every three years, trained assessors from outside agencies conduct an audit to ensure agency compliance. The sheriff’s office has voluntarily participated in this program since 1997.
“Our most recent audit confirms that my staff is doing an excellent job at their duties. I appreciate their hard work and dedication to excellence,” says Sheriff Butch Conway.
Deputy Chief Mike Boyd also expressed his appreciation to our staff saying, “Meeting the standards and providing proof of compliance requires the cooperation and assistance of virtually every division and unit in the department.”