Elizabeth Bynum

Elizabeth Bynum

Accreditation Manager

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Accreditation Division is responsible for maintaining an accredited status with organizations created for the purpose of improving the law enforcement profession. Achieving an accredited status involves self-evaluation of agency policies, procedures, training, and personnel management before the accrediting body conducts a formal review of the agency.

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office was awarded national accreditation on July 28, 2018 by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEAÒ) and is the sixth Sheriff’s Office in the state to receive this award. The Sheriff’s Office now moves into CALEA’s four-year Accreditation cycle that includes annual remote, web-based file reviews and a site-based assessment every four years.

The Accreditation Manager is responsible for maintaining compliance with a myriad of standards in areas of agency management, recruitment, human resources, fiscal management, and law enforcement functions including patrol, investigations, and evidence management.

Benefits of accreditation include greater accountability within the agency, increased community advocacy, and stronger defense against lawsuits and citizen complaints.

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