New York State Police

New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation

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New York State Police a pioneer in law enforcement accreditation

In March 2010 the New York State Police was awarded its fourth reaccreditation by the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Council.

A pioneer in the area of New York State law enforcement accreditation, the State Police first achieved accreditation in 1990, and was re-accredited in 1995, 2000, 2005 and again in 2010. Led by the NYSP Planning and Research Section, the Division has now been accredited or reaccredited five times.

The purpose of Accreditation is to enhance the effectiveness, efficiency and professionalism of an agency, while promoting training and public confidence in law enforcement. Accreditation demonstrates the agency performs in a consistently professional manner, that formalized policies are in place to govern its operational practices and procedures, and that all employees contribute to the agency's mission and know what is expected of them.

Achieving accreditation and reaccreditation is evidence that a law enforcement agencies policies, procedures and operations meet the standards of current policing best practices, are an indication of professionalism, and are a source of pride for all NYSP sworn members and non-sworn members.

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