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February 14, 2024

Cobb County Sheriff’s Office Recognized at Georgia Capitol for ‘Triple Crown’ Accreditation 

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Feb. 14, 2024                                                                           


Cobb County Sheriff’s Office Recognized at Georgia Capitol for ‘Triple Crown’ Accreditation 

Sen. John Albers Presents Senate Resolution 484 to Sheriff Craig Owens.

MARIETTA (Feb.14, 2024) – On Monday, Feb, 12, 2024, Sen. John Albers (R–Roswell) introduced Senate Resolution 484, which applauds and commends the Cobb County Sheriff's Office for earning its ‘Triple Crown’ rating. This rating was received last month by obtaining accreditation from the top three law enforcement credentialing authorities in the country.


Sen. Albers stood alongside fellow Cobb delegation members Sen. Ed Setlzer (R–Acworth), Sen. Michael ‘Doc’ Rhett (D–Marietta), Sen. Jason Esteves (D–Atlanta), and Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick (R–Marietta). 


Cobb County Sheriff Craig D. Owens, Sr., was recognized during the presentation. 


“I am incredibly proud of our command staff and rank-and-file employees for their leadership and commitment to excellence in public safety,” said Cobb County Sheriff Craig D. Owens, Sr. “Earning the Triple Crown Award isn't the destination; it's part of our ongoing journey to become one of the best law enforcement agencies in the country.”


The three national law enforcement credentialing authorities include the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), American Correctional Association (ACA), and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC). 


Currently there are 13 facilities in the U.S. that hold the NCCHC Mental Health Accreditation, including the Cobb County Sheriff's Office. In addition, the Cobb County Sheriff's Office will be the second agency in the country to have partnered with Wellpath, which currently holds this particular accreditation.


“It was my privilege and honor to recognize this extraordinary achievement by our Cobb County Sheriff’s Office,” said Sen. Albers . “Only about 100 sheriff’s offices nationwide — out of thousands — and only five offices in Georgia have earned this distinguished honor, and we are proud of Sheriff Owens and his staff. This recognition demonstrates the level of professionalism, leadership, and teamwork by the Cobb County Sheriff's Office.”



Find more information on SR 484 here.


(Pictured from left to right: Bottom row - Sharon Owens (Sheriff Craig Owens’ wife), Sheriff Craig Owens, and Sen. John Albers (R–Roswell). Middle row - Sen. Ed Setzler (R–Acworth), David Jones (CCSO Chief of Staff), Sheriff Keybo Taylor (Gwinnett County), Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick (R–Marietta), Sen. Jason Esteves (D–Atlanta). Top row - Lt. Col. Kelker (CCSO), Sheriff Pat Labat (Fulton County). Lt. Gov. Burt Jones, and Sen. Michael Rhett (D–Marietta)




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About the Cobb County Sheriff's Office: The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office is a law enforcement agency that executes a broad range of services which include but are not limited to Jail Operations, Court Security, Criminal Warrant Execution, Civil Process Service, Mental Health Transports, Forgery/Fraud Investigation, and Fugitive Investigation and Apprehension. Sheriff Craig Owens took over the office on Jan. 1, 2021, and leads a staff of more than 800 deputies and civilians. Under his leadership, the Sheriff’s Office has the most diverse command staff in its nearly 200-year history and is on the path to becoming the best law enforcement agency in the State of Georgia. To learn more about the Cobb County Sheriff's Office, visit Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Download the Cobb County Sheriff's Office App!