Verona, NY (WIBX) - The Oneida Nation police recently earned reaccreditation for the fourth time.

The Nation's law enforcement agency is the only one operated by a sovereign Indian nation to earn accreditation. Only 6 agencies in New York State are accredited, according to a news release from Nation officials.

Captain Joseph Smith said, “The accreditation means that the agency has achieved the highest, most professional standards of excellence in law enforcement.”

(By WIBX intern Nicole O'Herien)