A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will examine next month all aspects of the Harrison police department’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services, Chief Ronald Cundey recently announced.
“Verification by the team that the Harrison 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”, said Cundey.
As part of the final on-site assessment on Sunday, Dec. 3, and Monday, Dec. 4, employees and members of the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team by telephone or email. The public may call (856) 478-6839, ext. 1618, on the 4th between 10 and 11 a.m. Email comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Telephone comments are limited to five minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the NJSACOP standards. Contact Lt. David Marro at the phone number above 856-478-6839 for information on those standards.
Written comments can be emailed 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 in Marlton.
The township police department must comply with NJSACOP LEAP standards in
order to be accredited for a three-year period, according to Cundey.
“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,” he explained.