SCARSDALE, N.Y. – The Scarsdale Police Department has once again been awarded Advanced Accreditation by the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, the “gold standard in public safety accreditation.”
The award was presented to the department during a ceremonial banquet held in Scottsdale, Ariz., Scarsdale police Lt. Thomas Altizio said in a statement. This is the seventh time the Scarsdale Police Department has earned the national award in the past 22 years. The department was also awarded Meritorious Agency status for continually maintaining that excellence for more than two decades.
Scarsdale is one of five law enforcement agencies in the state to be accredited by the commission, which was created as a law enforcement credentialing authority through a joint effort.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, National Sheriffs’ Association and the Police Executive Research Forum came together to create the commission in 1979.
Scarsdale is one of the few villages to earned the award so many times over the 22 years. Its first nomination was in 1990. It was reaccredited in 1995, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009 and again most recently this month.