THE ATLANTIC COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE RECEIVES ACCREDITATION STATUS


MAYS LANDING- The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office has received Accreditation, following an assessment by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police through its New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) arrived on Monday, September 16, 2019, to examine all aspects of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.

“Verification by the team that the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office 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”, Prosecutor Tyner said.

The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office must comply with NJSACOP LEAP 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. Prosecutor Tyner said.

The Accreditation Program Director for the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police is Mr. Harry J Delgado, Ed.S., and the assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar New Jersey law enforcement agencies.

During the accreditation process, the assessors reviewed written materials, interviewed agency members, and visited 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, 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, N.J. 08053 or email hdelgado@njsacop.org

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