Adult Detention Center Earns Reaccreditation from National Commission on Correctional Health Care
Sheriff Sean Casey is pleased to announce that the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center has been reaccredited by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) by demonstrating compliance with NCCHC’s nationally recognized standards of care for correctional health services in jails.
NCCHC recently notified Sheriff Casey and Dennis Graves, R.N., the facility’s health services administrator, that it found the detention center to be in 100% compliance with all 36 essential applicable standards and in 100% compliance with 19 important applicable standards.
As part of the reaccreditation process, a team of experienced physicians and experts in correctional health care conducted an on-site assessment. The team surveyed the facility for compliance with jail-specific standards in patient care and treatment, health promotion, safety and disease prevention, governance and administration, personnel and training, special needs and services, and medical-legal issues.
The Alexandria Adult Detention Center has been fully accredited by NCCHC since 1991. Accreditation is voluntary but demonstrates the Sheriff’s Office’s commitment to the health and well-being of our inmates and our overall emphasis on excellence.
The Sheriff’s Office is also accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA) and the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies. By holding NCCHA, ACA and CALEA accreditations simultaneously, the Sheriff’s Office has also been recognized with the Triple Crown Award from the National Sheriff’s Association, a distinction that fewer than 50 agencies nationwide have earned.