Public Safety: Maintain a Safe Environment for City-Henry County Residents

  • Key Outcomes: Maintain safe neighborhoods
  • Success Indicator: Program accreditations
  • Supporting Goal: Attain and maintain accreditation for police, fire, and safety programs
  • Performance Measure: Number of active groups
  • Lead Responsibility: Police and Fire Departments
  • Priority: Mid-range


  1. MPD Accreditation is progressing appropriately under the leadership of Sgt. B. Peters. Re-accreditation will occur in 2019. (Sean Dunn - June 14, 2017)
  2. MPD recently purchased a software program, PowerDMS, to better manage our accreditation program. (Sean Dunn - March 3, 2017)
  3. Martinsville was recognized by National Weather Service at Council\'s 9/27/16 meeting as a National Weather Service StormReady Community (Leon Towarnicki - January 27, 2017)
  4. Two sergeants attended the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission Training Conference in Fall 2016. Efforts are being made to ensure the appropriate documentation is in order to demonstrate adherence during 2015 and 2016. (Sean Dunn - October 24, 2016)
  5. MF and EMS staff is working with other City departments to enforce our nuisance ordinances. We are providing the training and structure to help keep areas clean and safe, thus promoting a safer and crime free city. (Teddy Anderson - July 11, 2016)
  6. MF and EMS maintains and seeks out the latest changes in training and resources available to help keep our staff aware of ways they can promote a safe and crime free environment. This is shared with our citizens on calls and non-emergency visits. (Teddy Anderson - July 11, 2016)
  7. The MPD has been accredited through the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission, VLEPSC, since January 1998. The department was re-accredited in 2015. (Sean Dunn - June 21, 2016)