Piscataway Township/ Middlesex County, NJ — A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will conduct a virtual assessment on October 19, 2020, to examine all aspects of the Piscataway Township Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Acting Chief of Police Thomas Mosier announced today.

“To be assessed by an exemplary organization such as the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police only serves to make the Piscataway Township Police Department a more professional agency in its protection and service of the citizens of Piscataway,” Acting Chief Thomas Mosier 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. They may do so by telephone or email. The public may call 732-562-7361 on Monday, October 19th, 2020, between the hours of 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Email comments can be sent to mpilch@piscatawaynj.org.

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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 Piscataway Township Police Department, 555 Sidney Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854. Please contact Lt. Michelle Pilch at 732-562-2351.

Anyone wishing to offer written comments about the Piscataway Township Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation is requested to email the Accreditation Program Director at hdelgado@njsacop.org 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 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.

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 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 hdelgado@njsacop.org.