The New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, an accreditation agency of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, has approved the Princeton Police Department’s application for accreditation.
The commission conducted an inspection of the police department’s polices, procedures, management, operations and support services in January.
“Verification by the team that the Princeton Police Department 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”, Police Capt. Nicholas Sutter said.
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.
“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,” Sutter said.