Monroe Township Police Department is currently seeking accreditation status with the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police. This process is managed out of the Training & Accreditation unit under the guidance and supervision of Det. Derrick Jacobus.
Accreditation is a progressive and time-proven way of helping law enforcement agencies calculate and improve their overall performances. The foundation of Accreditation lies in the adoption of standards containing a clear statement of professional objectives. Participating agencies conduct a thorough self-analysis to determine how existing operations can be adapted to meet these objectives. When the procedures are in place, a team of trained assessors verifies that applicable standards have been successfully implemented.
Accreditation status represents a significant professional achievement. Accreditation acknowledges the implementation of policies and procedures that are conceptually sound and operationally effective.
The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police has pursued the concept and development of a voluntary statewide law enforcement accreditation program for New Jersey. This effort has resulted in the formation of the New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (NJLEAC), consisting of commissioners appointed by the (NJSACOP). Personnel from NJSACOP provide support services to the Commission and to applicant agencies.
The attitudes, training and actions of personnel of New Jersey’s law enforcement agencies best reflect compliance with the standards contained in this program. Policy and procedure based on Accreditation will not insure a crime-free environment for citizens, nor will it ensure an absence of litigation against law enforcement agencies and executives.
However, effective and comprehensive leadership through professionally based policy development is directly influenced by a law enforcement program that is comprehensive, obtainable and based on standards that reflect professional service delivery.
In June of 2017, assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Accreditation Commission came to inspect our department for re-assessment. Our department applies for re-accreditation every three years. Members of administration and accreditation team will report to the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Accreditation Commission Hearing, in South Brunswick NJ in October 2017 to determine our status as an accredited agency. This formality is done for every department seeking an accredited status.
If there are any questions or concerns about the accreditation process for Monroe Township Police Department, please contact Det. Derrick Jacobus at (856) 728-9800 x501.
The Monroe Township Police Department was unanimously approved by the Commission and is now an Accredited Law Enforcement Agency.
Members of the Monroe Township Police Department should take pride in knowing that you are a part of an elite group of police agencies that have achieved State Accreditation.