NORWICH – The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office has continued its accreditation after facing an independent audit that evaluates over 150 individual standards throughout the office’s departments.
According to Chenango County Sheriff Ernest Cutting, three assessors come and investigate each division to ensure all of the New York State Sheriffs Association for Accreditation standards are being met.
“We are one of 11 sheriff offices that are certified through the association in New York State,” said Cutting. “We have to have the documentation to show that we have continued to meet their standards during the five year time period between accreditation as well.”
He said when the office first became accreted tax payers saw approximately $40,000 in insurance savings, but the main reason behind the change was the higher standards of training and day to day operations.
“Ultimately it’s all about being professional and providing services to our community,” said Cutting. “The accreditation process and standards give us transparency, along with the best possible policies.”