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Sen. John Albers Celebrates Cobb County Sheriff’s Office for ‘AAA’ Accreditation

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

On Monday, Sen. John Albers (R–Roswell) introduced Senate Resolution 484, which applauds and commends the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office for earning its ‘Triple Crown’ rating last month by attaining accreditation from the top three law enforcement credentialing authorities in the country.

Sen. Albers stood in alongside fellow Senate Cobb Caucus members Sen. Ed Setlzer (R–Acworth), Sen. Michael ‘Doc’ Rhett (D–Marietta), Sen. Jason Esteves (D–Atlanta), and Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick (R–Marietta).

Cobb County Sheriff Craig D. Owens, Sr., also recognized during the presentation, took office on Jan. 1, 2021, and led the agency to this elite level in a span of less than four years.

“It was my privilege and honor to recognize this extraordinary achievement by our Cobb County Sheriff’s Office,” Sen. Albers said. “Only about 100 sheriff’s offices nationwide — out of thousands — and only five offices in Georgia have earned this distinguished honor, and we are proud of Sheriff Owens and his staff. This recognition demonstrates the level of professionalism, leadership, and teamwork by the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office..”

The three national law enforcement credentialing authorities include the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), American Correctional Association (ACA), and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC).

Currently there are 13 facilities in the U.S. that hold the NCCHC Mental Health Accreditation, including the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office. In addition, the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office will be the second agency in the country to have partnered with Wellpath, which currently holds this particular accreditation.

“I am incredibly proud of our command staff and rank-and-file employees for their leadership and commitment to excellence in public safety,” said Cobb County Sheriff Craig D. Owens, Sr. “Earning the Triple Crown Award isn’t the destination; it’s part of our ongoing journey to become one of the best law enforcement agencies in the country.”

You can find more information on SR 484 here.

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Sen. John Albers serves as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Public Safety. He represents the 56th Senate District which includes portions of Cherokee, Cobb and North Fulton counties. He may be reached at his office at 404.463.8055 or by email at [email protected]