The Sheriff’s Office receives a score of 99.4 percent from the American Correctional Association Commission, whose standards are the national benchmark.
The Sheriff’s Offices already has put in place many of the policies and practices called for in the settlement.
Sheriff Beth Arthur has been selected to receive the Arlington County Bar Foundation’s William L. Winston Award, the group’s highest honor, on Nov. 15.
A tradition is now the law in Arlington.
Under the arrangement, the City of Falls Church contracts with Arlington for public safety and judicial services and to incarcerate its detainees in Arlington’s detention facility.
Edward Straughn had been placed in a medical cell the night before.
Varius, a 13-year-old black lab, retires this week from the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office after a much-commended 11 years of service sniffing out narcotics.
A 48-year-old convicted man with a history of medical issues died in the early hours of Aug. 22 after being found unconscious in a medical unit cell of the Arlington County Detention Facility.
The goal is to get those who might otherwise be arrested – or worse – the help they need, rather than a trip to jail.
In its final work session on the FY 2016 Budget, the County Board said it will not raise tax rates.