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SHERIFF'S OFFICE CIVIL DIVISION RECEIVES RE-ACCREDITATION


ERIE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE CIVIL DIVISION RECEIVES RE-ACCREDITATION

February 22, 2012- Cityof Buffalo- Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard is announcing that the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Civil Division has recently been awarded a five year re-accreditation by the New York State Sheriff’s Association (NYSSA).

In order to receive the accreditation, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Civil Division had to meet or exceed 121 stringent standards with detailed requirements put forth by the NYSSA.

The accreditation program offered by the NYSSA is nationally recognized and highly regarded among law enforcement officers.  A neutral team of assessors from various sheriffs’ offices from across the state conduct an extensive review including on-site observations and interviews with personnel.    

The Civil Division performs a variety of civil court-related functions from service of summonses; notices and subpoenas to the more complex enforcement of money judgments to eviction and repossession duties.  

“This recognition really honors the unsung heroes of the agency, both civilian and sworn who work diligently day in and day out providing the very best possible service to the citizens of Erie County”, said Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard.

In 2010, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Civil Division opened up 5,974 new cases.  The gross receipts processed that year totaled $9,643,496.00- an increase of more than $186,492 from the previous year.  A total of $8,760,495 was returned to creditors and $883,000 was turned over to the Commissioner of Finance.  -30-