The Fair Haven Police Department received accreditation status from the New Jersey State Chiefs of Police Accreditation program during the borough’s council meeting on April 14.
Accreditation is completed within an eight-phase process that starts with an application and evolves through self-assessment, policy development, mock assessment, an on-site review, public hearing, commission review and finally accreditation.
The NJLEAC accreditation process requires an in-depth review of every aspect of the agency's organization, management, operations and administration. To achieve accreditation, the agency is required to comply with best practice standards in four areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.
Accreditation is a progressive and time-proven way of helping law enforcement agencies calculate and improve their overall performance. The foundation of accreditation lies in the adoption of standards containing a clear statement of professional objectives. Participating agencies conduct a thorough self-analysis to determine how existing operations can be adapted to meet these objectives. When the procedures are in place, a team of trained assessors verifies that applicable standards have been successfully implemented.
Accreditation status represents a significant professional achievement, and acknowledges the implementation of policies and procedures that are conceptually sound and operationally effective.
Listed in the photo from left to right are as
follows: Harry J. Delgado Accreditation Program Manager New Jersey State
Association of Chiefs Of Police, Sgt. Sherri Lambert Accreditation Manager,
(Center) Chief Darryl Breckenridge Sr., (Behind the Chief) Det. Stephen
Schneider Assistant Accreditation Manager, Theresa S. Casagrande Borough
Administrator and Councilman Rowland Wilhelm.