SALEM, Va. -

Chases, drug busts and high-dollar scams.

That's what might come to mind when you think of police agencies, but it's a solid foundation that keeps everything running.

That's the idea behind the Professional Standards Commission.

Wednesday, law enforcement groups from around the state evaluated law enforcement agencies at the Salem Civic Center.

The Salem Sheriff's Office got a perfect score for the 2nd time in 4-years.

Explains Sheriff Eric Atkins, "It's important for our citizens to know that we're doing everything we can to meet established professional standards in the industry and to promote professionalism, to promote training, to promote coordination and cooperation between agencies in the commonwealth. It's just a great program and im happy to be a part of it."

Salem's sheriff says a perfect score is even more special because it means the department met more than 700-points of compliance by two-different compliance teams.