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Auburn Police Department Receives State Accreditation


The Auburn Police Department is now accredited by the state.

Chief James Slayton announced Thursday that the department has received its Certificate of Accreditation from the New York State. He read the certificate’s text before City Council.

“Be it hereby known that the Auburn City Police Department has demonstrated a high level of excellence and professionalism in the field of law enforcement by meeting the standards established by the New York State Law Enforcement Agency Accreditation Council. The council is proud to award accreditation to the agency for the period of December 7, 2023 through December 6, 2028.”

Law Enforcement Accreditation Council. Started in 2018 by then-chief Shawn Butler, the process to join the voluntary accreditation program aims to ensure professionalism and efficiency within the department while fostering public confidence in law enforcement.

“As Chief of Police of this department, I am proud of the men and women who serve our community and the hard work they have done to help us accomplish this goal,” Slayton said in a press release.

The APD joins nearby agencies with accreditation which include the Canandaigua, Geneva, and Waterloo Police Departments along with Onondaga, Wayne, and Yates County Sheriffs’ Offices.

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