Greene County Sheriff's Office now accredited agency
Sarah Trafton is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the Greene County Sheriff’s Office became an accredited agency March 4, for the first time in 30 years. The department is now one of 159 agencies statewide, including the Catskill Police Department, the Hudson Police Department and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office to be accredited by the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Council. Accreditation provides agencies with sets of administrative, training and operational standards. The accreditation process was completed in a little more than six months. Greene County Sheriff Pete Kusminsky said accreditation was a goal for him personally and for the staff, as well. “The men and women of this office are committed to providing the highest level of professionalism and service to the community. The agency has gone through significant policy upgrades in a relatively short amount of time in order to meet the standards required for accreditation.” The sheriff’s office must now maintain its accreditation status annually, Kusminsky said. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.