(Juneau) The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office was recently recognized for excellence in policy and training. The department was honored by the Lexipol Connect program for achieving Gold level for consistently and effectively disseminating policies to officers, issuing timely policy updates as laws change and ensuring officers are trained on policies. Lexipol is the nation’s leading content, policy and training platform for public safety agencies. The Connect program tracks the sheriff’s office’s performance on five metrics proven to measure success in policy management. Last year, Dodge County Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to more than 37,381 calls for service, from criminal investigations to mental health crisis interventions to ordinance violations and animal complaints. To maintain a consistent and professional response, the agency relies on comprehensive, up-to-date policies. Sheriff Dale Schmidt says they are excited to be delivering a standard of excellence through their policy development efforts that reduces risk for their personnel, Dodge County and those they serve.