Police Dept. Seeks Public Comment on Re-Accreditation

Police Dept. Seeks Public Comment on Re-accreditation

As part of the re-accreditation process, the Middle Township Police Department is inviting members of the community and agency employees to offer comments on the department's policies, procedures, management operations and support services on which the Police Department will be evaluated for re-accreditation.

The Middle Township Police Department was accredited in 2006 and re-accredited in 2010. The department is seeking re-accreditation, which is  voluntary, for a new three-year period.

The public can comment by telephone by calling 465-8719 on October 7 between 9-11 am. Calls are limited to five minutes and must address the department's compliance with the standards set by the New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission. If residents prefer, they  may write their comments and send them to: New Jersey State Chiefs of Police Association, 11000 Lincoln Drive West, Suite 12, Marlton, NJ 08053. A team of assessors from the Commission will be evaluating the department.

To be re-accredited, the Middle Township Police Department has to comply with 100 standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Police Department and information is available by contacting Lt. William Adams, accreditation manager, at 465-8700. If re-accreditation is granted, the department must submit annual reports showing that it is in compliance.