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Auburn PD awarded state accreditation

The Auburn Police Department has achieved a significant milestone by receiving state accreditation, as announced by Chief James Slayton. During a recent City Council meeting, Chief Slayton read the certificate’s text, which formally recognizes the department’s excellence and professionalism in law enforcement.


The accreditation, granted by the New York State Law Enforcement Agency Accreditation Council, is valid from December 7, 2023, to December 6, 2028. This acknowledgment highlights the department’s commitment to maintaining high standards in its operations and services.

The process of acquiring this accreditation began in 2018 under the leadership of then-Chief Shawn Butler. It is part of a voluntary program designed to promote professionalism and efficiency within law enforcement agencies, while also enhancing public trust and confidence in their work. The program involves meeting rigorous standards set by the New York State Law Enforcement Agency Accreditation Council, demonstrating the department’s dedication to excellence in various aspects of policing.

Chief Slayton expressed pride in his team for their hard work and commitment to achieving this goal. The Auburn Police Department now joins other accredited agencies in the region, including the Canandaigua, Geneva, and Waterloo Police Departments, as well as the Onondaga, Wayne, and Yates County Sheriffs’ Offices. This accreditation is a testament to the department’s dedication to upholding the highest standards of law enforcement and serving the Auburn community effectively and honorably.