Sheriff Ken Henderson and the Towns County Sheriff’s Office were awarded state certification from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police on July 23rd at their award ceremony in Savannah, GA during the Summer training conference. The State Certification Program is voluntary and comprises management, operational, and service standards which are administered by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. Agencies participating in the program are required to be reviewed every three years. Compliance with the standards allows the Towns County Sheriff’s Office to provide our community with the highest level of professionalism.
State Certification has been a priority for Sheriff Henderson’s administration since entering office. As Sheriff Henderson entered office in January 2021 the Towns County Sheriff’s Office was preparing for its state certification review and it became abundantly clear that the sheriff’s office would not be able to attain this highly coveted certification based off the previous administrations’ efforts. Sheriff Henderson made the difficult decision to withdraw to ensure the agency was progressing toward compliance and reapply under his administration.
Receiving State Certification is an extreme honor for the Towns County Sheriff’s Office. This entire process would not have been accomplished without Sheriff Henderson’s unwavering commitment to professionalism and service to the citizens of Towns County.
Sheriff Henderson would like to thank his staff and a special thanks to State Certification Manager Bobbie Shook for her steadfast commitment to attain this certification.