Big honor for Hudson Police Department

Press Release

Hudson Police Department Achieves New York State Accreditation

The Hudson City Police Department received notification from New York State that we have been awarded a “Certificate of Accreditation”.

On June 6, 2019 department members attended a service in Albany at the offices of Division of Criminal Justice Services, where the presentation took place.

From the DCJS web page….

“Accreditation is a progressive and contemporary way of helping police agencies evaluate and improve their overall performance. Accreditation acknowledges the implementation of policies that are conceptually sound and operationally effective.”

The four principle goals of NY State’s Accreditation program;

1. “To increase the effectiveness and efficiency of law enforcement agencies…”

2. “To promote increased cooperation and coordination among law enforcement agencies…”

3. “To ensure the appropriate training of law enforcement personnel.”

4. “To promote public confidence in law enforcement agencies.”

This is the fourth time Hudson Police has been up for re-accreditation. HPD was first certified by DCJS in 1999.

“I am extremely proud of this achievement. This is not a simple routine inspection by the state. It is an ongoing and evolving program meant to ensure that we maintain correct policies, effective procedures, and useful training. The commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement (CALEA) reports that small departments like ours account for the majority of law enforcement departments in our nation. Of them, less than 2% have achieved accreditation status.

Sustaining these critical standards is hard and perpetual work. The goal is to further demonstrate to our citizens that we take the job seriously and genuinely desire to deliver professional police services. We could check out of the program and lighten our workload, but we want to be the best.” Chief

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