PHOTOS: Lakewood Police Department accredited by the State

The Lakewood Police Department this evening received an Accreditation certificate from the State of New Jersey.

The Accreditation is a certification by the State, indicating the Department reaches standards set forth by the Association of Chiefs of Police.

Apaproximately 185 departments throughout the State are certified.

The department released the following statement Friday morning:

The Lakewood Police Department is proud to announce that after completing the rigorous process we were awarded our Certificate of Accreditation at last night’s Township Committee meeting by Harry Delgado, NJSACOP Accreditation Program Manager. 

This journey, led by Chief Greg Meyer and managed by D/Sgt. Jeannette Shimonovich took a little over two years to complete. Accreditation programs have long been recognized as a means of maintaining the highest standards of professionalism. It is the certification by an independent reviewing authority that an entity has met specific requirements and prescribed standards. 
Schools, universities, and hospitals are some of the most well known organizations that are required to maintain accreditation. Law enforcement agencies in New Jersey can now attain accredited status through the NJSACOP Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission. Accreditation is a progressive and time proven way of helping law enforcement agencies calculate and improve their overall performances.

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. Accreditation acknowledges the implementation of policies and procedures that are conceptually sound and operationally effective.


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There are 2 Comments to "PHOTOS: Lakewood Police Department accredited by the State"

  • narucki says:

    with all the adverse news and problems with the younger generation and drugs it is a good feeling to look back at the past and see the children you knew and what they accomplished in life There are good memories maybe I was lucky .But I look at two that stand out {sonny} better known to most as chief Larson And then Greg better known as chief Myers ,there s hope for us after all, wish them good health and happiness and thanks for the memories

  • Shalom says:

    Beautiful. Now let’s just have our schools certified and we might be called a real city!

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