The Oneida County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Division has been recently awarded its second consecutive Certificate of Accreditation from the New York State Law Enforcement Agency Accreditation Council.

Sheriff Rob Maciol says accreditation enables law enforcement administrators to strengthen existing procedures while creating a solid foundation for the agency's future.

The benefits of accreditation include:

  • Independent confirmation that policies comply with professional standards
  •  Assurance of fair recruitment, selection and promotion processes
  • Diminished vulnerability to civil law suits and costly settlements
  • Enhanced understanding by agency personnel of agency policies and procedures
  • Greater administrative and operational effectiveness
  • Greater public confidence in the agency

The Sheriff's Office was originally accredited in 2006 and then received its first re-accreditation in 2011.

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