PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (Warren County) – A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) on Thursday, September 15 will examine all aspects of the Phillipsburg Police Departments policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Phillipsburg Police Chief Robert Stettner announced Wednesday.
“Verification by the team that the Phillipsburg 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,” Stettner said.
As part of this final on-site assessment, employees and members of the general public are invited to provide comments to the assessment team. The public can call 908-878-3886 on Thursday, September 15, between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Telephone comments are limited to 5 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the NJSACOP standards. Contact Chief Robert Stettner at 908-454-5501 ext. 325 for information about the standards. Email comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone wishing to offer written comments about the Phillipsburg Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation is requested to email the Accreditation Program Director at email@example.com or write the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 751 Route 73 North, Suite 12 Marlton, NJ 08053.
The Phillipsburg Police Department must comply with NJSACOP LEAP standards in order to achieve accredited status.
“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,” Stettner said.
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,” Delgado said.
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 New Jersey.
For more information regarding the Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, write the Commission at New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 751 Route 73 North, Suite 12 Marlton, NJ 08053 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.