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Dawson County Sheriff’s office earns state award
GACP State Certification Coordinator Chuck Groover gives Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson the State Certified Law Enforcement Agency award.

The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office recently earned an accolade attained by only 23 other such offices across Georgia’s 159 counties. 

Earlier this month, the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP) presented DCSO with an award for being a State Certified Law Enforcement Agency. This certification is awarded for a three-year period, according to a DCSO press release. 

The certification “establishes the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office as one of the top agencies in Georgia,” according to the GACP’s executive director, Butch Ayers. 

In order to earn the certification, independent state assessors evaluate law enforcement agencies through policy reviews, on-site observations, interviews, and inspections of equipment and staff. 

“The awarding of this certification reflects the dedication and commitment of the law enforcement officers serving our county,” Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson said. “I am proud to be associated with such a great group of professionals.”