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'Light night' for reaccreditation
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Forsyth County News

Turnout was low at a meeting held as part of the reaccreditation process for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

Jim Lockwood, accreditation manager with the agency, said just one person attended the session, which was held at 7 p.m. Monday in the Forsyth County Administration Building.

“It was kind of a light night,” he said.

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies is examining all aspects of the local sheriff’s office policy and procedures, management, operations and support services.

Lockwood said the office goes through the process every three years. Voluntary accreditation is confirmation that the sheriff’s office meets at least 480 standards of the commission.

A copy of the standards is available at the sheriff’s office, 475 Tribble Gap Road, Suite 301.

Lockwood did note that while meeting attendance was low, some people shared comments by phone Monday afternoon.

“[Assessors] got probably around a dozen phone calls, so they got some input,” Lockwood said.

He noted that they have also “received a couple of letters … and things like that” during the process.

“So there has been some input,” he said.

He noted that residents can still submit comments to the commission in writing by mailing them to: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Suite 320, Gainesville, Va., 20155.

For more information regarding CALEA, visit or call (703) 352-4225.