The work involves responsibility for ensuring compliance with Federal and  State accreditation within the Syracuse Police Department.  May supervise entry-level clerical employees.  General supervision is received from a Deputy Chief.  Does related work as required.




             Performs a variety of complex administrative and professional work in planning, coordinating and managing the maintenance of and adherence to Syracuse Police Department's accreditation through New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.

             Organizes, prioritizes and assigns tasks to other Department members.

             Enforces work deadlines as they apply to accreditation requirements.

             Responsible for maintaining all files and data entry for compliance with the accreditation process.

             Provides advice, support and assistance by interpreting policies and procedures.

             Assists Command Staff with writes and/or reviews on all new and revised policies to ensure compliance with New York State standards and best practices.

             Recommends policy revisions as needed.

             Ensures all annual and/or time-sensitive reviews, reports, audits and inventories are completed as required.

             Prepares and submits annual agency reports to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.

             Informs the Chief of Police and Deputy Chiefs of any deficiencies after performing a detailed audit and making practical recommendations for improvement and education.

             Acts as a liaison between the Department, outside agencies, the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, CALEA and others.

             Coordinates, oversees and plans the Syracuse Police Department's adherence to standards.

             Performs analytical methods to be utilized for becoming accredited and to increase efficiency in the Department, leading to proper implementation for Federal and New York State requirements and standards.

             Supports the running of experiments with strategic thinking processes, using the latest technology to improve the functions within the Department.

             Supports the implementations of solutions from concepts and policies.




             Working knowledge of various types of office equipment, such as personal computers, copiers, fax machines and multi-line telephone systems.

             Skill in word processing, typing and filing.

             Skill in proof-reading documents and making appropriate corrections.

             Ability to understand and interpret rules, regulations and policies.

             Ability to multi-task and work under minimal supervision.

             Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions and procedures.

             Ability to exercise sound judgement in evaluating situations and in making decisions.

             Ability to communicate and articulate effectively, both orally and in writing.

             Ability to learn and apply technical terminology and information specifically related to Police work.

             Ability to exercise a high degree of confidentiality and integrity.



  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor's degree; or,
  2. Two (2) years of full-time, or its part-time equivalent, professional-level work experience in project management or technical writing or implementing new processes from study, research and analysis, and  writing new compliance standards.


NOTE: Applicants may be required to submit to and pass fingerprinting and background checks through a New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services accredited agency in order to obtain employment.





            04/2021 Revised