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Sheriff’s Office Receives Accreditation Award


CONTACT:  Shari Ireton, Director of Communications,
Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, 425-388-3377, Media line: 425-249-6263

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) recognized the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office with an accreditation award at the WASPC Spring Conference and Exposition Wednesday night in Spokane, making it one of 67 state-accredited law enforcement agencies out of 300 in Washington State. 

The purpose of accreditation is to professionalize the law enforcement industry by providing a review process for agencies to be certified as operating under nationally recognized best practices and standards. Some examples of areas that are reviewed and audited include training, use of force, fiscal management, internal affairs, and staffing.

“This is an amazing accomplishment for our agency,” said Sheriff Ty Trenary, who accepted the award on behalf of the Sheriff’s Office. “Our staff have worked tirelessly for this and I am extremely proud of our achievement and what it means for the communities of Snohomish County.”

The Sheriff’s Office was evaluated on-site by volunteer assessors from law enforcement agencies across Washington and was later reviewed by the WASPC’s executive board for approval.  WASPC accredited agencies are subject to re-accreditation every four years.