Accreditation

Accreditation Crest “We are accredited in our Jail Division, 911 Center, Road Patrol, Civil and Court Security. Accreditation makes you be the best you can possibly be. When we are accredited, we can show the public exactly how we operate and show the public that we adhere to the highest standards and procedures of law enforcement, which decreases civil liability. Accreditation is costly and requires hard work and strict policy to get it done, but there is always a next step, always more we can do.” - Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty



Accredited Agency Status


The Livingston County Sheriff's Office is the first Sheriff's Office in New York State that has all agency divisions accredited by a recognized accreditation program.

Police Services


First accredited in 1997 by the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (NYSLEAP). Continues to be reaccredited every five (5) years by meeting or exceeding 133 professional standards and 253 written Policies and Procedures.

Corrections

First accredited in 1997 by the New York State Sheriffs' Association and New York State Commission of Correction. Continues to be reaccredited every three (3) years by meeting or exceeding 166 professional standards and 129 written Policies and Procedures.

Communications
First accredited in 2003 by the New York State Sheriffs' Association and E911 Coordinators' Association. Continues to be reaccredited every five (5) years by meeting or exceeding 70 professional standards and 43 written Policies and Procedures. The first PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point) in New York State to be accredited.

Civil
First accredited in 1998 by the New York State Sheriffs' Association. Continues to be reaccredited every five (5) years by meeting or exceeding 121 professional standards and 19 written Policies and Procedures.

Court Security
First accredited in 2005 by the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Program. Continues to be reaccredited every five (5) years by meeting or exceeding 39 professional standards and 70 written Policies and Procedures.

Accreditation Manager


The Accreditation Manager, Deputy A. Gary Miller, is responsible for documenting and ensuring compliance for each standard, submission of an annual compliance report to NYSLEAP, and writing, amending, and, if necessary, rescinding policy and procedure.