Stockton Police Seek State Reaccreditation
Galloway, N.J. _ A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will arrive on Monday, February 25, 2019, to examine all aspects of the Stockton University Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Stockton Director of Campus Public Safety, Adrian J. Wiggins, announced today.
“Verification by the team that the Stockton University 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 Wiggins 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 time and day for telephone and email comments will be on Monday, February 25, 2019, between the hours of 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM to telephone number 609-626-3412 or email address of firstname.lastname@example.org.
Telephone comments are limited to five 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 Stockton University Police Department, located at 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, New Jersey 08205-9441. The department’s Accreditation Director is David Madamba, who may be reached at 609 626-3428.
Anyone wishing to offer written comments about the Stockton University Police Department’s ability to comply with the NJSACOP standards for accreditation is requested to email the Accreditation Program Director for the NJSACOP at email@example.com or write the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 751 Route 73 North, Suite 12, Marlton, New Jersey 08053.
The Stockton University Police Department must comply with NJSACOP Law Enforcement Accreditation Program standards in order to achieve accredited status. Director Wiggins said: “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 Director for the NJSACOP is Mr. Harry J. Delgado, Ed.S. “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 NJSACOP 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, 751 Route 73 North, Suite 12, Marlton, New Jersey 08053 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.