Sheriff David Davis is proud to announce the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office has achieved Certification through the State of Georgia Law Enforcement Certification Program.
The State Certification Program requires the review and completion of 118 standards and culminates in the recognition of professional excellence, proactive management systems and documented policies and procedures. By achieving certification, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office has been determined to meet the highest levels of standards and professionalism.
Director of Support Operations Erica Jackson and her Policy and Certification team consisting of Lt. Anthony Hubbard and Sergeant David Henning were tasked with developing policies and procedures for the merged Sheriff’s Office. They were then responsible for making sure all the policies were up to state-approved standards and were then implemented and followed by every employee of the agency.
The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office began the process of becoming certified the first day Sheriff Davis took office in January 2013. In preparation for the merging of the Sheriff’s Office and the former Macon Police Department, the plan to merge policies and procedures began well before the consolidation date. Ms. Jackson and her team were instrumental in working with the Sheriff’s Office prior to the merger to make sure the path to certification was well paved.
For the Sheriff’s Office to achieve this while also putting the consolidation plan into action is a tremendous feat that has been recognized by the Certification Program leaders.
Sheriff David Davis said, “State certification was one of the goals I wanted achieved as soon as possible. By having state-approved policies and procedures in place helps us to have a more accountable agency. This is more than a piece of paper – this tells the deputies and the public that the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office has rules and policies we use every day to help deliver the best law enforcement services we can.”
The Sheriff’s Office will be presented with a plaque denoting this achievement on Tuesday, August 11 at 2p.m. in the Bibb Law Enforcement Center, 2nd floor Training Room.