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Yates Court Security achieves re-accreditation

The Yates County Sheriff’s Office’s Court Security Division has achieved re-accreditation for the second time.

The court security operations in Yates County was first accredited in 2007, and was re-accredited in 2012. Yates County is one of nine New York counties that has achieved accreditation in court security operations, according to Yates County Sheriff Ronald Spike.

Paul Kehoe, executive director and counsel of the New York State Sheriff’s Association, attended the June 12 county legislature meeting to present the accreditation documents to the sheriff and court security staff. He explained the effort that goes into achieving accreditation is significant.

Spike noted that schools, universities and hospitals have been earning accreditation for some time, law enforcement agencies are moving in the same direction as an indicating a level of professionalism. Sheriff’s offices in New York state have been leaders in the effort.

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