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NBPD Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will arrive on Sunday, December 9, 2018, to examine all aspects of the New Brunswick Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, New Brunswick Police Department Director Anthony A. Caputo has announced.

“Verification by the team that the New Brunswick 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,” Director Caputo said.

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 Brunswick Police Department first achieved Accreditation in 2013 and Re-Accreditation in 2016.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments to the accreditation assessors assigned to the on site assessment by calling (732) 246-5360 on Sunday, December 9, 2018, between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

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 New Brunswick Police Department, 25 Kirkpatrick Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. The local contact is Lieutenant Anthony Starzynski, who can be reached at (732) 745-5129, ext. 6100.

Anyone wishing to offer written comments about the New Brunswick Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation is requested to write: New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 751 Route 73 North, Suite 12, Marlton, NJ 08053.

The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police stated, “The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar New Jersey law enforcement agencies. 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.”