MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department is currently undergoing an accreditation recertification process with the New Jersey State Association of the Chiefs of Police. 

"The last time the department received re-accreditation was at the very beginning of my tenure as Chief in April of 2018," said Chief Jim DeVaul.

As part of the process, a team of assessors from NJSACOP will be onsite to “examine on November 15, 2020, all aspects of the Maplewood Township Police Department policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services,” said a press release from the MPD.

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Public comment is part of this process, and is actively sought. Members of the public may give their input by  email, or; mail to NJSACOP, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, 751 Route 73, Suite 12 Marlton, NJ 08053; or call on Nov. 16, 973-761-7868, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. “Telephone comments are limited to five minutes and must address the agency's ability to comply with the NJSACOP standards,” said the press release.

“I am very proud our officers and the accreditation team for their hard work,” said DeVaul.

The full press release follows:


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