Accreditation

Having a former Accreditation Program Manager for the New York State Police on our staff allows us to offer a wide-ranging scale of assistance to a police department seeking to become accredited.

An accredited Police Department has many benefits for a municipality.

The program is administered through the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). DCJS has published the following goals a Police Department will achieve through accreditation:

  1. To increase the effectiveness and efficiency of law enforcement agencies utilizing existing personnel, equipment and facilities to the extent possible
  2. To promote increased cooperation and coordination among law enforcement agencies and other agencies of the criminal justice services
  3. To ensure the appropriate training of law enforcement personnel
  4. To promote public confidence in law enforcement agencies

Accreditation has also been shown to make a municipality more enticing to a company seeking a new business location.

Having a former Accreditation Program Manager for the New York State Police on our staff allows us to offer a wide-ranging scale of assistance to a police department seeking to become accredited.

The most difficult challenge a Police Department will face during the accreditation process is a revision of current policy or procedures to meet accreditation standards. This can be especially difficult when a conflict exists between the accreditation standard and local law or a current collective bargaining agreement. Our staff has extensive experience resolving these issues.

More information on the NYS Law Enforcement Accreditation process can be found at the following link: https://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/ops/accred/index.htm

Direct Accreditation Benefits

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Cost of Insurance

Lowered Insurance costs and better access to liability insurance

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Community Involvement

A framework for police and the community to work from in building dialog and shared goals

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Accountability

Guidelines, directives, and training procedures that help provide a clear outline for decision making and resource allocation

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Recognition

A benchmark for a police department’s professionalism, competence and excellence

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