Secaucus Police Dept. to Become First in NJ With Accredited Dispatch Center

For the past 6 years, the Secaucus Police Department has been an accredited law enforcement agency.  That designation is about to grow, according to Police Chief Dennis Miller.

Another accreditation program has been created solely for dispatch centers, and according to the Chief, Secaucus is about to become the first Police Department in the state to complete the program.  Details are outlined in the following press release:

ACCREDITATION ASSESSMENT TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT

(Secaucus Police Department / Hudson County, NJ)  On Friday, March 5, 2021 the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will examine all aspects of the Secaucus Police Department’s Public Safety Emergency Communications Center’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services Chief Dennis Miller announced today.

“Verification that the Secaucus Police Department Public Safety Communications Center meets the Commission’s “best practices” standards is part of a voluntary process to achieve accreditation, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence”, Chief Miller said. 

As part of this final on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the general public are invited to provide comments to a NJSACOP Assessor. They may do so by telephone or email.  The public may call 201-330-2054 on March 5 2021, between the hours of 10:00 am –11:00 am.  Email comments can be sent to Chief Dennis Miller at  HYPERLINK “mailto:dmiller@secaucus.net” dmiller@secaucus.net.

Telephone comments are limited to 5 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the NJSACOP Public Safety Communications Centers standards.  Please contact Chief Miller at 201-330-2045 for information about the standards.

Anyone wishing to offer written comments about the Secaucus Police Department’s Public Safety Communications Center’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation is requested to email the Accreditation Program Director at HYPERLINK “mailto:hdelgado@njsacop.org” hdelgado@njsacop.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 Secaucus Police Department Public Safety Communications Center must comply with NJSACOP standards in order to achieve accredited status.  Chief Miller 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 Director 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 assessor completes 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 Communications Accreditation Commission is the legitimate authority and accreditation agency in the state of New Jersey.

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