The New York State Accreditation Program is a progressive and contemporary way of helping police agencies evaluate and improve their overall performance. It is formal recognition that an organization meets or exceeds general expectations of quality in the Law Enforcement Field. Accreditation acknowledges that an agencies implementation of policies is conceptually sound and operationally effective.

Sheriff Ernest R. Cutting Jr.

Undersheriff Daniel Frair

The Accreditation program presently consists of 130 standards and is divided into three categories. The administrative section contains provisions for topics such as organization, fiscal management, personnel practices and records. Training standards encompasses in-service instruction, supervisory training, and specialized training. Operational standards deal with litigious topics such as high speed pursuit, roadblocks, patrol and unusual occurrences.

  • To increase the effectiveness and efficiency of law enforcement agencies utilizing existing personnel, equipment and facilities.

  • To promote increased cooperation and coordination among law enforcement agencies and other criminal justice agencies.

  • To ensure the appropriate training of law enforcement personnel .

  • To promote public confidence.

The Chenango County Sheriff's Office - Patrol Division was first accredited by New York State Accreditation Board in 1999.

 In 2004, the Sheriff's Office Patrol Division applied for re-accreditation and successfully completed a week long in-house assessment conducted by the New York State Re-Accreditation committee. During Re-Accreditation the Patrol Division again met or surpassed the 130 individual standards required by New York State.

In 2007, The Chenango County Sheriff's Office - Corrections and Communications Divisions both received accreditation by the New York State Accreditation Board.

In 2008, The Chenango County Sheriff's Office - Civil Division received accreditation by the New York State Accreditation Board.