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Madison County Sheriff's Office Criminal Division receives first state accreditation

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For the first time in its history, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Division has received accreditation through the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Program.

Posted: Sep 5, 2019 3:13 PM

WAMPSVILLE – For the first time in its history, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Division has received accreditation through the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Program.

The Division of Criminal Justice Services uses this distinction to recognize that a division meets or exceeds general expectations in all operations, including training and managing its budget. The program also acknowledges effective policies that have been implemented within the department. The agency had to meet 110 standards to become accredited.

“Being awarded accreditation from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services is an honor,” said Madison County Sheriff Todd Hood. “Becoming an accredited agency was a goal for my administration from the beginning. It acknowledges the outstanding job the members of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office do day in and day out.”

Accreditation is granted by the NYS Law Enforcement Accreditation Council for a five-year period, after which the agency must submit a new application for accreditation.

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