NYS Criminal Justice Policy Board

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Criminal Justice Policy Boards


The Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) supports the work of nine statutorily required boards that formulate public policy and develop strategic plans in the areas of forensic science and access to the state’s DNA Databank; registration of individuals required to register as sex offenders and community safety; transfer of individuals on parole and probation supervision among states; youth justice policy and race equity work; law enforcement accreditation standards; prevention of motor vehicle theft and fraud; police, peace and correction officer training requirements, instructor certification and guidance for local law enforcement agencies; and security guard training requirements, instructor certification, and approval of security guard training schools. Members of these boards are appointed by the Governor, often upon recommendation of subject-matter experts and the state Legislature.