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"The Accreditation Program provides a comprehensive blueprint for effective, professional law enforcement"

NYS Acredited Agency




This rigorous  Accreditation Program is comprised of 133 standards divided into 3 categories: 


Administrative section Standards: Agency organization fiscal management, personnel practices, and records.


Training Standards:  basic and in-service instruction, training for supervisors & specialized or technical assignments. 


Operations Standards: Deal with such critical and litigious topics as high-speed pursuits, roadblocks, patrol, & unusual occurrences. 


New York State Sheriff's Association and Division of Criminal Justice Services offers accreditation in 5 law enforcement divisions. Accreditation assessments are available for Law Enforcement, Civil, Court Security, Jail and 911 Public Safety Answering Point. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office is currently accredited in all 5 of these division.


Accreditation is a progressive and contemporary way of helping police agencies evaluate and improve their overall performance. It provides formal recognition that an organization meets or exceeds general expectations of quality in the field.  Accreditation acknowledges the implementation of policies that are conceptually sound and operationally effective.





Your Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office shares the honor with only one other department within the County as an accredited law enforcement agency"

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