The North Bergen Police Department held its monthly community meeting on Wednesday night at the main branch of the township library.
During the session a resident spoke of illegally parked vehicles on Tonnelle Avenue and on 76th Street. The police will be exploring ways to resolve the issue.
The Police Department reminds residents to contact them if they see something out of the ordinary or suspicious, and they encourage residents to attend future community police meetings to express any concerns they might have directly with the Police Department.
Earlier in the day, the Police Department received word that it had once again received reaccreditation from the New Jersey State Chiefs of Police Association. Only 19-percent of police departments in New Jersey achieve this distinction.
Chief Peter Fasilis and his command staff made a commitment on completing the best practices, with the goal of becoming an accredited police department through the N.J. State Chiefs of Police Association.
A police department must be evaluated in accordance with 112 standards for the Law Enforcement Accreditation Program, which reflect the best practices for having a clear statement of professional objectives.
The standards address general areas of law enforcement operations, such as leadership, resource management, and service delivery. Conducting community police meetings, such as the one on Wednesday night, only adds to the positive reputation the North Bergen Police Department has achieved.