The accreditation process is designed to ensure that the agency meets the very highest quality of professional standards for service in law enforcement. The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) administers the VLEPSC program, which provides law enforcement agencies in the Commonwealth with an avenue for demonstrating that they meet nearly 200 accepted standards for efficient and effective agency operation. On-site assessments are conducted by specially trained program assessors to review the professionalism, quality, and consistency of the agency’s operations and assure full compliance with all of the standards of the program.
The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office has remained an accredited agency since May 26, 2005. Once every four years, accredited agencies must go through a re-assessment to make sure that agencies are following the standards set forth by the commission.
On August 2, 2017 the VLEPSC Executive Board granted re-accreditation status to the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office.