SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of an accreditation program by verifying it meets professional standards as administered by the New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Program.

The accreditation program requires agencies to comply with standards in five basic areas that represent the best practices in law enforcement:

  • Policy,
  • Procedures,
  • Administration,
  • Operations, and
  • Support Services.

The accreditation assessors will be on site on Monday, Nov. 11, and will be taking phone calls, agency employees and the public are invited to offer comments between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. by phone. 

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"Part of the process is allowing the public to call in and comment on how the Scotch Plains police department conducts business," said Chief Ted Conley in a phone interview with TAPintoSPF. 

For public comment, call 908-322-7100, ext. 118. Telephone comments are limited to five minutes and must address the agency ability to comply with accreditation standards. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily local news source. Sign up for our free daily eNewsletter and “Like” us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.