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Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti with Capt. Robert M. Richards, accreditation program manager.
Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti with Capt. Robert M. Richards, accreditation program manager.

NCSO criminal division received state reaccreditation

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Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:15 pm

Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announces the criminal division of the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office achieved reaccreditation from the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services.

In January, an independent accreditation assessor conducted a thorough review of the sheriff’s office and determined the agency was in full compliance with all standards set forth by the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Council. Some of these standards include administrative practices, operational procedures and training requirements.

On March 4, the council voted unanimously to approve the NCSO application for reaccreditation following a recommendation from the council’s reassessment team.

Filicetti said, “Receiving this reaccreditation stands to affirm that the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office is a professional agency, meeting the standards set forth by the New York state accreditation program. I am extremely proud of the men and woman of the sheriff’s office for leading the way in this endeavor.”

The NCSO has been an accredited office since 2001. This reaccreditation is valid through 2025.

In addition, the NCSO continues to maintain accreditation standards in the corrections division, communications division, civil division and forensic laboratory.

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