Accreditation by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) means a lot to the police department - and it should mean a lot to our citizens. Accreditation status indicates that the department has met or exceeded 144 standards as established by DCJS. Fulton PD was accredited in September 1998. By meeting these standards, we were validated and assured that our policies and procedures met not only our own needs, but were on par with accepted standards and practices for professional police operations. The standards cover areas of police administration, training and operations. Accreditation also means lower insurance rates for the City and decreased liability. To maintain our accreditation we must be reviewed every five years for reaccreditation. This includes a full on-site assessment to ensure the Department is adhering to the required standards. Most recently in September 2013, the Department underwent an on-site assessment by DCJS and was found to have overwhelmingly met or exceeded the accreditation standards over the previous five-year period.