STONY POINT COPS RECEIVE ACCREDITATION

Accreditation Council Mtg photoChief Brian J. Moore has announced that the Stony Point Police Department received its reaccreditation from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, Law Enforcement Accreditation Council. Chief Brian J. Moore, Supervisor Geoff Finn, Town Clerk Joan Skinner and Lt. Keith Williams, the department accreditation program manager attended the Accreditation Council meeting, in Albany, on Thursday, June 13 where the Stony Point Police Department was recognized along with several other police departments.

The Stony Point Police Department was initially accredited in July 2003 under then Chief Daniel M. Ricci. The Law Enforcement Accreditation Program, which is administered by DCJS, sets forth professional standards, covering areas such as; training, evidence retention, hiring, property

inventory, budget and many other areas related to law enforcement operations. Departments that elect to participate in the program must have policies in place to address each of the standards and then must submit to an onsite, three day, inspection by an independent assessment team to

verify that it has been adhering to those policies. At the conclusion of the inspection the assessors make a recommendation to the Law Enforcement Council, who then either grant or deny the departments application.

The Stony Point Police Department inspection took place on April 23, 24 and 25 of this year and Supervisor Finn and Councilman James McDonnell were advised, in a meeting with the assessment team, that the department would receive a unanimous recommendation for reaccreditation. Chief Moore stated, “Receiving re-accreditation is extremely gratifying and is indicative of the hard work, dedication and professionalism of all of the employees of the Stony Point Police Department.”

The department’s re-accreditation will run from June 13, 2013 through June 12, 2018. For further information please contact Lt. Keith Williams at 845-786-2422