NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Department was presented with a Re-Accreditation Certificate by Accreditation Manager, Harry Delgado of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, during the January 4, 2017 Borough Re-organization Meeting.

Currently, only 34 percent of NJ Police Departments are accredited.  The New Providence Police Department is one of only five (.019%) in the state who have achieved a 3rd re-accreditation, marking a significant professional achievement.

Accreditation is the certification by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, that the accredited agency was carefully measured against an established set of state and national standards and has met or exceeded accepted practices in the field of law enforcement.

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The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police noted; “It is the opinion of the assessment team that the New Providence Police Department is a highly professional and committed agency which exemplifies all of the tenets of Law Enforcement Accreditation.  The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs Of Police and the New Jersey Law Enforcement Commission, congratulates Chief Anthony Buccelli, Accreditation Manager Lieutenant Theresa Gazaway, the members of the New Providence Police Department, Borough Administrator Douglas Marvin, The Mayor and Council and those citizens they so proudly serve, for achieving their 3rd re-accreditation, joining a very exclusive group of law enforcement agencies that have made this important commitment to excellence in policing.”

The New Providence Police Department received National Recognition by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and NJSACOP Accreditation in 2006.

In addition to the agencies re-accreditation, Chief Anthony Buccelli and Lieutenant Theresa Gazaway have been granted police executive certification status through the NJSACOP Chief/Command Executive Program. 

The NJSACOP ACE Program certifies individual police leaders and assures that experience, formal education, management training, continuing education, and collaboration are formally assessed against a recommended standard. The goal is to give surety of merit in our state association's formal gauging of effective police leadership through a model of peer review.