Millburn Police Department Seeking Public Comments as it Pursues Accreditation
Monday, March 18, 2013 • 3:16pm
MILLBURN, NJ – As part of the Millburn Township Police Department’s effort to become accredited by The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP), a team of assessors will arrive on Sunday to examine all aspects of the department’s policies, procedures, management, operations, and support services. Accreditation confirms the implementation of policies and procedures that help law enforcement agencies improve their overall performances and may earn them discounts on insurance premiums and reduce lawsuit liability.
“Verification by the team that the Millburn Township Police Department meets the Commission’s ‘best practice’ standards is part of a voluntary process to achieve accreditation, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence,” Chief Gregory Weber said in a prepared statement.
Employees and members of the general public are invited to provide comments to the assessment team by telephone or email on Monday, March 25, between the hours of 9 AM – 11 AM. The public may call 973-564-7028 or email comments to email@example.com.
From the official press release:
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 Millburn Township Police Department, 435 Essex Street, Millburn, N.J. 07041. Please contact Captain Michael Palardy at 973-564-7001 for more information.
Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Millburn Township Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them by email to Harry J Delgado, Accreditation Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone 856.988.5880, or write to the New Jersey State Association of Chief’s of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 11,000 Lincoln Drived West, Suite 12, Marlton, N.J. 08053.
The Millburn Township Police Department must comply with 112 standards in order to achieve accredited status. Chief Weber indicated, “Accreditation results in greater accountability within the agency, reduced risk and liability exposure, stronger defense against civil lawsuits, increased community advocacy, and more confidence in the agency’s ability to operate efficiently and respond to community needs.”
The Accreditation Program Manager for the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police is Mr. Harry J Delgado. “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.
The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police through its New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission is the legitimate authority and accreditation agency in the state of New Jersey. For more information regarding the Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission please write the Commission at New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 11,000 Lincoln Drive West, Suite 12, Marlton, N.J. 08053