2 PDs seek higher rating

Police Departments in Lyndhurst and Nutley will be “graded” on their performance by the New Jersey Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP).
A review team from NJSACOP visited the Lyndhurst Police Department on Sunday, to examine all aspects of its policies and procedures, management, operations and support services, Lyndhurst Police Chief James B. O’Connor said.
Said O’Connor: “The Lyndhurst Police Department embarked on a voluntary journey nearly two years ago to achieve professional excellence in law enforcement.
“During self-assessment, we have developed a system that will be examined by assessors from NJSACOP to determine compliance with the … ‘best practice’ standards to achieve accreditation.”
Members of the public were invited to call in comments to the assessment team this past Monday. The public may also submit comments in writing to: New Jersey Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, One Greentree Center, Suite 201, Marlton, N.J. 08053.
A list of the 112 standards is available at the Lyndhurst Police Department, 367 Valley Brook Ave.

– Ron Leir

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