Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti has been appointed to the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Council by Gov. Kathy Hochul.
The accreditation program was implemented in 1989 in an effort to evaluate and improve performance in law enforcement standards. The program has a significant focus on training, operational protocols and fiscal management.
Filicetti has been involved in the accreditation program at NCSO for many years and has served as the office's accreditation program manager in the past.
He said, “I am honored to accept this appointment and I look forward to the opportunity to continue to shape the best practices in law enforcement for the future."
Niagara County Legislator David Godfrey said, "Sheriff Filicetti is a top-notch law enforcement official, and any observer quickly recognizes the standard of professionalism he represents runs through his entire office. Sheriff Filicetti is exactly the type of individual who should be involved in accrediting other law enforcement agencies, because he understands all the expectations and demands placed on law enforcement officials and has, himself, excelled at meeting those expectations."
Godfrey is chairman of the Community Safety and Security Committee.
This appointment is for a two-year term.
The NCSO has been an accredited agency since 2001.