Agency Administrator Quotes

The New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Program enables administrators to strengthen existing procedures while simultaneously creating a solid foundation for the agency's future. The benefits of accreditation include:

  • Independent confirmation that policies comply with professional standards
  • Assurance of fair recruitment, selection and promotion processes
  • Diminished vulnerability to civil law suits and costly settlements
  • Enhanced understanding of agency policies and procedures
  • Greater administrative and operational effectiveness
  • Greater public confidence in the agency

"Having met the rigorous and demanding standards set forth by the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Program, the Livingston County Sheriff's Office has achieved a level of professionalism designed to improve the overall agency performance, effectiveness, and efficiency. In addition, we are better positioned to promote increased cooperation among law enforcement agencies, ensure appropriate training of law enforcement personnel, and promote public confidence in law enforcement."

Sheriff John M. York, Livingston County Sheriff's Office

"I am very proud of each and every member of the Sheriff's Office for their monumental efforts. The operation of the Ulster County Sheriff's Office has improved dramatically since receiving accreditation nine years ago. Clearly, this puts us in with a select group of professionals offering excellence through the use of uniform standards."

Sheriff Michael LaPaglia, Ulster County Sheriff's Office

"The members of the Department of Public Safety have worked diligently over the past five years to establish and maintain a level of professionalism in carrying out their duties. The reaccreditation is a shining example of the integrity of the men and women of the department, and their resiliency in pursuing their duties."

Commissioner Louis D'Aliso, Westchester County Department of Public Safety

"...our department was a defendant in a civil trial where the issue of training arose. In this case, the fact that we were an accredited agency and that accreditation required certain training standards aided our defense. Also, through accreditation, training records are more organized and documented. Therefore they are easier to identify when needed."

Chief Joseph Lynch, City of Binghamton Police Department

"...The accreditation program as a whole, I feel, is an excellent tool, not only as an administrator in making policies and procedures, but also as a guide for every member of an agency from top to bottom. A great deal of time has been spent in thoroughly understanding all standards in the accreditation process, which has helped tremendously in the areas of training and job knowledge. When an agency's training program is continuously updated and given to all members, that constant reinforcement of knowledge contained in all the standards, to me, defines accreditation."

Deputy Police Chief Edward Meyer, City of Rensselaer Police Department

"The New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation and reaccreditation processes are of great benefit to the community and police department. It assures that the department is conforming to rules and procedures that are consistent with current professional standards. This translates to competent, responsible, and ethical service to the public. It also forces the organization to take a thorough, introspective look at its mission, objectives, and operation. This results in a process of evaluation that allows the department to adjust its way of doing business in order to respond to the needs of an ever-changing society. Accreditation is a key element in any police department's ability to perform in the present and plan for the future."

Chief Samuel Palmiere, Town of Tonawanda Police Department

"Our department is extremely proud to have achieved our reaccreditation. Besides the obvious advantages of being a New York state accredited agency, accreditation has greatly improved the professional image we project to our residents and community. Another overlooked advantage of being accredited is the pride instilled in our officers and civilian employees by knowing that their agency is recognized as being one of the few law enforcement agencies in New York state that meet the rigorous professional standards set by the Accreditation Council "

Chief John Miskovski, Town of West Seneca Police Department

"Police accreditation has helped our department chart a course towards total quality policing."

Commissioner John McKeon, Village of Rockville Centre Police Department