If you have compliments, complaints or suggestions regarding the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department, speak now. 

Members of the community are being asked to provide input on the county’s law enforcement department as part of an accreditation process. 

One of Sheriff Danny Rogers promises when he ran sheriff and was elected in 2018 that he would work to get the department accredited.

The Guilford County Sheriff’s Department is scheduled for a virtual-based assessment that’s part of the program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards. Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. – known as “CALEA – the program that offers accreditation requires agencies under consideration to maintain compliance with state-of-the-art law enforcement standards in four regards – policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.

As part of the public deputies and others who work for the department as well as  members of the public are also invited to offer their comments by calling 336-641-6122 on Monday, June 21 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Those comments will be used to help assess the department.

People can also make their feeling be known at a public information session Monday, June 21, at 5:30 pm. The session will be conducted in the conference room of the Otto Zenke – the department’s administrative head-quarters at 400 W. Washington St. in Greensboro.

(Masks and social distancing guidelines will be in place.

Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. A list of the titles of all the standards is provided to the public on the CALEA website (https://calea.org/training- academy/standards-titles). If you would like to request information about a specific standard, you may do so at the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office or by emailing tbumpass@guilfordcountync.gov. Local contact can be made with Accreditation Manager, Tommy Bumpass at (336) 641-3827.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments concerning the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them directly to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155 or email calea@calea.org.