Bibb Co. Sheriff's Office gets re-certified in special presentation at commission meeting

Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert presents Sheriff David Davis with a re-certification award in a presentation at the December 18, 2018 commission meeting/Image courtesy: Macon-Bibb County

MACON, Ga. -- Tuesday's Macon-Bibb commission meeting was the host of a special presentation for the Bibb County Sheriff's Office.

Commissioners kicked off the meeting with a re-certification for the sheriff's office.

This process takes place every three years, and it means the sheriff's office has to complete a certain amount of training hours and meet all the requirements of the Georgia Law Enforcement Certification Program.

They not only write policy but create a best practices program for law enforcement.

Perry Police Chief Stephen Lynn resented Sheriff David Davis with Bibb County's re-certification Tuesday night.

"As a matter of fact, directly related to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, there's only 22 agencies out of these 159 sheriff's departments that have achieved this certification. So it's really noteworthy that your sheriff's office has taken the initiative and put the resources into it and then trained everybody to it and certified to be in compliance," said Lynn.

Chief Lynn says that the certification helps limit the county's liability exposure. It gives the county a playbook for a standardized response.

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