ELKHORN—The Walworth County Sheriff's Office became a fully accredited law enforcement agency this week, according to a Wednesday news release.

On Monday, the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group announced it was awarding full accreditation to the sheriff's office for three years, the release states.

Accreditation is a certification process for law enforcement agencies to align best practices, Capt. Scott McClory, who was the project manager, has said.

Group assessors spent three days with the sheriff's office Nov. 14 to 16 to examine policies, procedures, management, operations and support services, according to the release.

Sheriff Kurt Picknell said in the release the accreditation shows his office, “promotes law enforcement excellence by performing to established professional law enforcement standards.”

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