Accreditation - Rochester Police Department

The Rochester Police Department (RPD) has been accredited with New York State since 1990, and was proudly re-accredited by the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (NYSLEAP) in January 2020. Accreditation is granted by NYSLEAP for a five-year period. In the interim, an annual compliance survey is submitted to the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) by the RPD Research and Evaluation Section which attests to continued standard compliance. At the end of each accreditation period, the RPD undergoes a thorough, on-site assessment by DCJS assessors to verify compliance for re-accreditation. 

Abiding by stringent NYSLEAP standards offers a means of guiding police agencies to evaluate and improve their overall performance. It provides formal recognition that an organization meets or exceeds general expectations of quality in the field. Accreditation acknowledges the implementation of policies that are conceptually sound and operationally effective. PRIDE - Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dedication, Excellence

NYSLEAP has four principle goals:

  •     To increase the effectiveness and efficiency of law enforcement agencies utilizing existing personnel, equipment and facilities to the extent  possible.
  •     To promote increased cooperation and coordination among law enforcement agencies and other agencies of criminal justice services.
  •     To ensure the appropriate training of law enforcement personnel. 
  •     To promote public confidence.

NYSLEAP is comprised of 133 standards divided into three categories: Administrative Standards, which include topics regarding agency organization, fiscal management, personnel practices and records. Training Standards, which encompass basic and in-service instruction, as well as training for supervisors and specialized or technical assignments. Operations Standards, which review critical and litigious topics regarding high-speed pursuits, roadblocks, patrol procedures and unusual occurrences. 


The RPD is recognized in New York State as a leading law enforcement agency. RPD members are proud of the high quality of service they provide and their on-going pursuit of police service excellence.

RPD Accreditation Manager, Sergeant Stephen Boily, can be reached at (585) 428-7628.