San Juan County Sheriff's Office recently completed a rigorous accreditation program that certifies they are operating under best practices and standards for law enforcement. This program is administered by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) and involves an eight-phase process over several months.
Sheriff Eric Peter says, "Special thanks to Undersheriff Michael Hairston and Chief Civil Deputy Kim Ott for their efforts and dedication to bring our agency up to this high standard. Undersheriff Hairston has many years of experience specifically in Law Enforcement Administration and handled accreditation at his previous agency. We are very lucky to have Undersheriff Hairston on our team, helping to raise our level of service and professionalism."