CHATHAM, NJ - At approximately 5:27 p.m. on September 11th, 2019, Detective Michael Permison arrested Andrew Wernsing, age 28 from Hillsborough Township, New Jersey and charged him with criminal mischief.
The arrest stemmed from an investigation in which Mr. Wernsing allegedly threw a brick through the windshield of a vehicle belonging to a Chatham Borough business. Mr. Wernsing came to Police Headquarters, was processed and released pending a court appearance.

At approximately 12:30 p.m. on September 11th, 2019, Detective Michael Permison arrested Russell Bagnall, age 37 from Wharton Borough, New Jersey and charged him with simple assault. The arrest stemmed from a road rage incident that took place on August 10th in which Mr. Bagnall allegedly​​​​​​​ punched the victim in the face. Mr. Bagnall came into Police Headquarters, was processed and released pending a court appearance.

We would like to congratulate Chief Brian K. Gibbons for achieving the Advanced Accredited Chief Executive (ACE) designation by the NJ State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP). This is Chief Gibbons’ second accreditation with the NJSACOP – his first at the “Advanced” level – meaning
he has met the standards set by the New Jersey State Chiefs of Police for the past six (6) years.

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The NJSACOP ACE Certification Program directly encourages New Jersey's law enforcement executives to attain sanctioned benchmarks in pursuit of a recommended standard for police leadership that are measurable and attainable. By offering proof of these standards to NJSACOP Assessors,
individual police leaders can attain NJSACOP Accredited Chief/Command Executive (ACE) Certification Status.

NJSACOP ACE Chairman, Chief Stephen Beecher stated: "The ACE Certification Program is in keeping with the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics, the 21st Century Report and Recommendations on Policing and the state association's declared philosophy; the Certification Program measures essential
proofs in three areas for the ACE and ACE-COP Certification, and in five areas for the ACE-COP Advanced Certification. If it is merited, NJACOP awards individual leadership accredited status based on those appraisals. The ACE Program also promotes and encourages continued education through
ACE Re-Certification Program requirements."

It is the policy of the NJSACOP to promote professional competence, continued education career development among all members of law enforcement and in particular amongst our leaders. In order to achieve this goal, the NJSACOP encourages current, future and retired chiefs and police executives to participate in the ACE Certification Program.

The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) is a professional membership organization serving New Jersey's law enforcement and private security executives. Our core mission is to promote and enhance the highest ethical and professional standards in law enforcement at all
levels throughout New Jersey. For more information visit www.njsacop.org.