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Accreditation Team Invites Public Comment on Police Department

The Fort Lee Police Department is slated for assessment by state commission. Public comments can be submitted by phone or in writing.

The Fort Lee Police Department submitted the following Public Notice for publication:

The Fort Lee Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of the accreditation process through the New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, which is administered by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police. 

The accreditation program requires agencies to comply with standards that represent the best practices in Law Enforcement. The accreditation process is rigorous and includes a close examination of the agency’s written directive system, operation, and facility.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments to the accreditation assessors assigned to the on site assessment by calling 201-592-3529 on Monday November 19, 2012, between 9:00 am and 11:00 am. Telephone comments are limited to five minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the accreditation standards. 

Anyone wishing to offer written comments about the Fort Lee Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation is requested to write: New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at One Greentree Centre, Suite 201 Marlton, N.J. 08053.

William Mays November 15, 2012 at 12:27 AM
I'm going to have a lot of fun writing to them.
Thomas A Bennett November 15, 2012 at 01:37 PM
I will be calling with my comments. The Fort Lee Police Dept is down to eighty seven Officers from around one hundred and six. I think that they are doing a terrific job under circumstances less than desirable. To their credit, I have not heard any one of the Force complain. The Fort Lee Police Dept is a credit to the borough. The Officers are highly trained. There is a rappeling team, emergency response team among the highly trained Officers. They are led by the most qualified Chief of Police.
Rona November 15, 2012 at 01:48 PM
87 on because 190 are currently retired collecting very nicely. Many of them taking early retirement, and will probably live in excess of the time served. The records are here: http://www.nj.com/news/bythenumbers/ Complain why should they complain? I know at least a 1/2 dozen, and they take the job with a grain of salt. The only thing they complain about is during collective bargaining time. In the meanwhile property taxes are going through the roof to support the unsustainable.
Baba O'Riley November 15, 2012 at 04:51 PM
To Billy Mays and Rona: Right on or should I say Write on! To Tom: What are you smoking and / or drinking!? Next to the BOE, the PD is the biggest drain on or of our tax dollars.
William Mays November 15, 2012 at 09:37 PM
Not to say that there aren't good cops, but they get paid way too much.

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