Police Accreditation Assessment Team Seeks Comments
Washington Township Police Department, Morris County, NJ- A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will arrive on Monday May 6, 2019, to examine all aspects of the Washington Township Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services Chief Jeffrey Almer announced today.
Telephone comments are limited to 5 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the NJSACOP standards. A copy of the standards is available for inspection at the Washington Township Police Department located at 1 East Springtown Rd. Long Valley, NJ 07853. Please contact Lt. Mark Niemynski at (908) 876-8303.
The Washington Township Police Department must comply with 105 standards in order to achieve accredited status. Accreditation promotes adherence to the best practices of a modern police department. The process is very rigorous and examines the agencies written directive system.
The Accreditation Program Director for the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police is Mr. Harry J Delgado, Ed.S., “The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar New Jersey law enforcement agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview agency members, and visit offices and other places where compliance with the standards can be observed. Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they will report to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status”,
Harry J Delgado stated.
Accreditation is valid for a three-year period during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting to their continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.