(UNION CITY, NEW JERSEY) — On March 9, 2017, Chief Richard Molinari and the Union City Police Department’s Accreditation Team, under the direction of Captain Nichelle Luster, appeared before the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Accreditation Commission. Following the Accreditation Team’s presentation, the Commission voted to approve accreditation status for the Union City Police Department.
“The accreditation of the Union City Police Department illustrates the type of department we have in Union City,” said Mayor Brian P. Stack. “The department exemplifies the highest standards of professionalism and proficiency in the law enforcement community and this is just the final step in confirming the excellence of our officers.”
As part of the accreditation process, the Union City Police Department reviewed over 105 standards as a means to improve overall operations and performance. This includes policies, procedures, operations and support services from the upper level of management to street patrol.
“Accreditation is important to the department, not only to maintain the highest level of professionalism and competency, but it also provides a financial incentive with our insurance carrier,” said Chief Richard Molinari. “I am very proud to lead the men and women of this department knowing that they demonstrate the top standards in law enforcement.”
On April 18, 2017, Mr. Harry Delgado, Accreditation Program Manager for the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police will present the department’s Accreditation Certificate at the Board of Commissioners Meeting at the William V. Musto Cultural Center, 420 15th Street, Union City, New Jersey at 7 PM.