Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Warren County Sheriff's Office Receives KACP Accreditation

Warren county sheriff badgeBOWLING GREEN, Ky. (5/8/14) — Sheriff Jerry M. "Peanuts" Gaines and his staff have been working since September 2013 preparing for application to the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police for accreditation.

As of Saturday, May 3, 2014, Warren County Sheriff's Office has received the accreditation. WCSO is the fifth Sheriff's Office out of the 120 counties in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to become accredited by K.A.C.P.

Sheriff Gaines will hold an official media release at 8 a.m. Friday, May 16, 2014 during the normally scheduled Warren Fiscal Court. All media representatives are invited to attend.

Warren County Sheriff's Office with the support of Warren County Judge Executive Mike Buchanon and the Warren Fiscal Court has adopted "best practice" policies and procedures, implemented extra measures of security, and made enhancements in evidence processing and law enforcement equipment necessary to meet the standards of the accreditation process.

One of the most important benefits to being K.A.C.P. accredited is providing confidence to the community that their Sheriff's Office is performing to the best of its ability.

Other benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • A stronger defense against lawsuits and citizen complaints by adhering to legitimate recognized standards.
  • Accreditation provides a norm for an agency to judge its performance.
  • The process provides a basis to correct any deficiencies in the agency’s operations before they become public problems.
  • Being accredited has the potential for lowering insurance rates.
  • Accreditation minimizes an agency’s exposure to liability, reducing vicarious liability lawsuits.
  • Accreditation provides an opportunity to have an independent evaluation of agency operation.
  • The accreditation process requires that agencies commit their policies and procedures to writing which promotes accountability among agency personnel and the evenhanded application of policies.
  • Accreditation recognizes agencies for meeting recognized standards of excellence.
Warren County Sheriff's Office appreciates the support of the Warren Fiscal Court and all citizens of Warren County.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Stephen Harmon

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

July 22, 2014 3793

Madisonville Woman Charged With…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 21, 2014 2695

Five Sent to Hospital After Two-Vehicle…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
July 21, 2014 2086

Business Spotlight - Painted Window Aims…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 21, 2014 2000

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - July…

in News by Madisonville Police Department
July 23, 2014 1601

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 23,…

in Top Stories by Crime Stoppers

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

July 22, 2014 3793

Madisonville Woman Charged With…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 23, 2014 1601

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 23,…

in Top Stories by Crime Stoppers
July 21, 2014 1190

Madisonville Fire Chief Announces…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
July 21, 2014 1134

Three Injured in Three-Vehicle Collision…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
July 21, 2014 939

Families Upset About Piney Groves…

in Top Stories by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

July 21, 2014 1344

Portion of Southeastern Parkway Closed…

in News by Beth Cecil
July 22, 2014 1033

Alliance for a Drug Free Owensboro and…

in News by Carla Shelton
July 22, 2014 955

Daviess County Traffic Advisory

in News by Keith Todd
July 23, 2014 946

Owensboro Neighborhood Alliance Meeting…

in News by Sherry Girten
July 23, 2014 603

Fall Baseball League Registrations

in News by Brittni Bunn

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

July 21, 2014 2695

Five Sent to Hospital After Two-Vehicle…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
July 21, 2014 2086

Business Spotlight - Painted Window Aims…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 23, 2014 1484

Greenville Family Loses Home, Possessions…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 23, 2014 1101

Swinging for Sadie Raises $6,000 for…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
July 24, 2014 1060

Powderly Man Injured in Apparent Gun…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03