FREEHOLD – A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will arrive on Thursday, April 21, 2016, to examine all aspects of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.
“Verification by the team that the Monmouth 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”, Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni 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. They may do so by telephone or email. The public may call 732-522-8910 on Friday, April 22, 2016, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Email comments can be sent to Nzuppa@http://mcponj.org, Rsantors@http://mcponj.org, or Twilbert@http://mcponj.org.
Telephone comments are limited to 5 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 Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, 132 Jerseyville Avenue, Freehold, New Jersey, 07728. Please contact Captain Natalie Zuppa at 732-431-7160 extension 7016 or Detective Sergeant Rocco Santorsola at 732-431-7160 extension 2045 or Detective Sergeant Teresa Wilbert at 732-431-7160 extension 6169.
Anyone wishing to offer written comments about the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office ability to comply with the standards for accreditation is requested to email the Accreditation Program manager at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office must comply with 105 standards in order to achieve accredited status. Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni indicated, “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 Manager for the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police 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 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 email@example.com
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