PUBLIC NOTICE

The Hazlet Township Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of its program to achieve accreditation by verifying that it meets recognized professional best practices.

Administered by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with best practice standards in five basic areas: the administrative function, the personnel function, the operations function, the investigative function, and the arrestee/detainee function.

Agency employees and the public are invited to offer comments by calling 732-740-2223 on Monday, October 5th, 2020 between the hours of 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Comments will be taken by the Assessment Team. Email comments can be sent to the police department at at smura@hazletpd.org

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 Hazlet Township Police Department, 255 Middle Road, Hazlet NJ. Please contact Lt. Scott Mura at 732-264-0763 ext. 122 for more information.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Hazlet Township Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them by email to Harry J Delgado, Ed.S Accreditation Program Director, hdelgado@njsacop.org, or write to the New Jersey State Association of Chief’s of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 751 Route 73 North, Suite 12, Marlton, N.J. 08053.

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Law Enforcement Accreditation has long been recognized as a means of maintaining the highest standards of professionalism among law enforcement agencies.

Accreditation is the certification by an independent authority that an agency has met specific requirements and prescribed standards.

The entire accreditation process requires the implementation of policies and procedures that are theoretically sound and operationally effective.  The agency Accreditation manager will then ensure compliance with the prescribed standards and will maintain the appropriate documentation to prove compliance with these standards.

The Agency received its re-accreditation in March 2017 by the New Jersey Association of Chiefs of Police.