DAYTON — Sheriff Phil Plummer is pleased to announce that the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is the first Sheriff’s Office in Ohio to receive the provisional certification from the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board.
This certification is awarded because the sheriff’s office has adopted and fully implemented the new state standards recently established by the Collaborative.
These standards are part of the state’s efforts to strengthen community and police relations. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office became certified by meeting new statewide standards for the use of force, including deadly force and agency recruitment and hiring practices. These standards are the first of their kind in Ohio.
“Congratulations to Sheriff Phil Plummer and his staff…The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is the first Sheriff’s Office to receive the provisional certification,” said Bob Cornwell of the Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association.
The Montgomery County Sheriff Office has always been a leader in accreditation. In 1986, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was, the first sheriff’s office in Ohio to be awarded the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement (CALEA). Today, they comply with a total of 1,395 professional standards covering four accreditations and three professional certifications.
“These accreditations demonstrate the hard work and dedication of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office employees,” said Sheriff Phil Plummer.
The accreditation team, led by Accreditation Manager Brenda Gisewite, continues to show their dedication and commitment to law enforcement and the community it serves. Sheriff Plummer is extremely proud of these accomplishments and the hard work put forth by all of the employees of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.