Niagara County Sheriff’s Office achieves reaccreditation

Posted 5 March 2021 at 7:38 am

Photo courtesy of Niagara County Sheriff’s Office: Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti, left, and Captain Robert M. Richards, the Accreditation Program Manager, celebrate reaching the reaccreditation of the Criminal Division.

Press Release, Niagara County Sheriff’s Office

LOCKPORT – Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announces that the Criminal Division of the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office has achieved re-accreditation from the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services.

In January 2021, an independent accreditation assessor conducted a thorough review of the Sheriff’s Office and determined our agency was in full compliance with all standards set forth by the Accreditation Council. Some of these standards include administrative practices, operational procedures and training requirements.

On March 4, 2021, the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Council voted unanimously to approve the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office application for re-accreditation following a recommendation from the Council’s reassessment team.

Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti said “receiving this re-accreditation 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 Sheriff’s Office has been an accredited office since 2001 and this recent re-accreditation is valid through 2025. In addition, the Sheriff’s Office continues to maintain accreditation standards in the Corrections Division, Communications Division, Civil Division and Forensic Laboratory.