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NWPD Achieves Agency Re-Accreditation through NYS Law Enforcement Accreditation Program

The New Windsor Police Department recently achieved agency re-accreditation through the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Program.  The re-accreditation certification is good through June of 2026.  The Police Department has been continuously accredited since 1996.  In the first photo, supervisors of the department pose with the newly received NYS Accreditation Certificate.  A second photo shows Lt. Daniel J. Valeri, our accreditation manager, receiving the John Kimball O’Neil Certificate of Achievement in recognition of his leadership and dedication to the accreditation program.


What does maintaining NYS Law Enforcement Accreditation mean and why is it important?


The NYS Law Enforcement Accreditation Program provides formal recognition that an agency meets or exceeds general expectations of quality in the field. The program has four principal goals:

  • To increase the effectiveness and efficiency of law enforcement agencies utilizing existing personnel, equipment and facilities to the extent possible;
  • To promote increased cooperation and coordination among law enforcement agencies and other agencies of the criminal justice system;
  • To ensure the appropriate training of law enforcement personnel; and
  • To promote public confidence in law enforcement.


In essence, accreditation acknowledges the implementation of policies that are conceptually sound and operationally effective. The cornerstone of the Accreditation Program lies in established standards that contain a clear statement of professional requirements. Agencies participating in the program conduct a thorough analysis of their organization to determine how existing operations can be adapted to meet established standards. When an agency adopts policies and procedures that meet the standards, a team of independent professionals conducts an on-site assessment to verify that all applicable standards have been successfully implemented. This process culminates with a decision by the NYS Law Enforcement Accreditation Council that the agency is worthy of accreditation.


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