March 10, 2017
Sea Isle City, Cape May County, NJ – A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will arrive in Sea Isle City on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 to examine all aspects of the Sea Isle City Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Sea Isle City Police Chief Thomas J. D’Intino announced today.
“Verification by the NJSACOP team that the Sea Isle City 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,” Chief D’Intino said.
As part of this final on-site assessment, employees and members of the general public are invited to provide comments to the assessment team by telephone or email. The public may call (609) 263-0694 on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. Telephone comments are limited to 5-minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the NJSACOP standards. Emailed comments can be sent to Detective Sergeant William Bradshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org .
A copy of the NJSACOP standards is available for viewing at the Sea Isle City Police Department, located at 233 JFK Blvd, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243. To obtain a copy of the NJSACOP standards, please contact Detective Sergeant William Bradshaw at (609) 263-4311, ext. 2302.
Anyone wishing to offer written comments about the Sea Isle City Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation is requested to email the Accreditation Program manager at email@example.com or mail a letter to the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 751 Route 73 North, Suite 12, Marlton, N.J. 08053.
The Sea Isle City Police Department must comply with 105 NJSACOP standards in order to achieve accredited status.
“Accreditation results in greater accountability within the agency, 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,” Chief D’Intino said.
“The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar New Jersey law enforcement agencies,” said Harry J Delgado, Ed.S, Accreditation Program Manager for the NJSACOP. “The assessors will review written materials, interview agency members, and visit offices and other places where compliance with the standards can be observed. Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they will report to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status.”
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’s Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 751 Route 73 North, Suite 12 Marlton, N.J. 08053 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.