KENILWORTH, NJ – A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will arrive on Sunday, Jan.22, to examine all aspects of the Kenilworth Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.
“Verification by the team that the Kenilworth 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 Chief Zimmerman.
As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments by calling (908) 276-1760 on Monday, Jan.23, between 9:00 A.M. & 11:00 A.M.
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 Kenilworth Police Department, located at 567 Boulevard Kenilworth New Jersey 07033. The local contact for the standards copy is Sergeant Michael Scanielo.
Anyone wishing to offer written comments about the Kenilworth Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation is requested to write: New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 11,000 Lincoln Drive West, Suite 12, Marlton, N.J. 08053
The Kenilworth Police Department must comply with 100 standards in order to achieve accredited status. Chief Zimmerman said, “Accreditation results in greater accountability within our department, 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.”
The Accreditation Program Manager for the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police is Mr. Harry J Delgado. “Accreditation provides objective evidence of an agency’s commitment to excellence in leadership, resource management and service delivery” 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 please write the Commission at New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 11,000 Lincoln Drive West, Suite 12, Marlton, N.J. 08053