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Police Accreditation Press Release

Release Date: May 05, 2016

MENDHAM BOROUGH POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

 
        (Borough of Mendham, Morris County NJ) A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will arrive on May 15, 2016 to examine all aspects of the Mendham Borough Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services Police Chief Pasquale Libertino announced today.
 
“Verification by the team that the Mendham Borough 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 Libertino 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. They may do so by telephone or e-mail. The public may call (973) 477-5515 on May 15, 2016, between the hours of 10:00 A.M. & 12:00 Noon. E-mail comments can be sent to chieflibertino@mendhamnj.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 Mendham Borough Police Department, 3 Cold Hill Road, Mendham, NJ 07945. Please contact Chief Pasquale Libertino at (973) 543-2993, ext. 1836.
        Anyone wishing to submit comments about the Mendham Borough Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them by e-mail to Harry J Delgado, Accreditation Program Manager, hdelgado@njsacop.org, by phone 856-334-8943, or write to the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 751 Route 73 North, Suite 12, Marlton, NJ 08053.
        The Mendham Borough Police Department must comply with 105 standards in order to achieve accredited status. Chief Libertino indicated, “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.”
        The Accreditation Program Manager for the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police is Mr. Harry J. Delgado. “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”, Harry J. Delgado stated.
       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, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 751 Route 73 North, Suite 12, Marlton, NJ 08053.
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Media Contacts

Chief Pasquale Libertino, (973) 543-2993, ext. 1836
chieflibertino@mendhamnj.org

Sgt. Brian Hostler, (973) 543-2993, ext.1843
bhostler@mendhamnj.org