New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission to Arrive in North Plainfield
North Plainfield Police Department
Chief William Parenti
Press Release: November 12, 2012
Police Chief William G. Parenti announced today that a team of assessors from the New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission “NJLEAC” will arrive in the Borough of North Plainfield on Wednesday November 14, 2012. The assessors will re-examine all components of the Police Department’s policies, procedures, management, operations, and support services. The accreditation program requires police agencies to comply with modern police standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services.
I thank the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police for pursuing the concept and developing a voluntary statewide Law Enforcement Accreditation program for New Jersey, Chief Parenti said.
Every three years law enforcement executives from NJLEAC come to the North Plainfield Police Department to confirm that we continue to meet the standards. During this time, the assessors take public comment by phone. Police employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments by calling 908-565-1139 on Thursday November 15, 2012 between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Comments are limited to 5 minutes and must address the Police Department’s ability to comply with NJLEAC standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Borough Clerk’s office and posted on the Police Department’s website. For more information, contact Sergeant Russell Flynn at 908-769-2970.
Accreditation is a progressive and time-proven way of helping law enforcement agencies calculate and improve their overall performances. The assessors for our Re-Accreditation are; Lieutenant Dennis VanNatta Ret. Summit Police Department and Chief John Bouthillette Ret. South River Police Department.
I want to praise the men and women of this Department. These Officers make a difference in people’s everyday lives. It is a testament to them that the North Plainfield Police Department was the first agency to achieve accredited status in Somerset County and is one of only four police agencies in Somerset County to be accredited. North Plainfield’s motto is “A Proud Community” and the North Plainfield Police strive be held to that higher standard. We thank the Mayor, Council, and the public we serve for their support and assistance thus enabling us to maintain our coveted Accredited Status.
William G. Parenti
An Accredited Police Agency
North Plainfield Police Dept.