A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police will arrive Tues., Feb. 16 to examine all aspects of the Asbury Park Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services Deputy Chief Kelso announced this week.
Verification by the team that the Asbury Park Police Department meets the Commission’s best practice standards is part of a voluntary process to achieve accreditation. 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 email. The public may call (732) 502-4594 on Tues., Feb. 16 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 11 p.m.
Email comments can be sent to Michael.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 Asbury Park Police Department, 1 Municipal Plaza, Asbury Park, NJ 07712. Please contact Sergeant Michael Casey, Accreditation Manager at (732) 502-5705.
Anyone wishing to offer written comments about the Asbury Park Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation is requested to email the Accreditation Program manager 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, N.J. 08053.
The Asbury Park Police Department must comply with 105 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.