Friday, May 13th, 2016

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announced today that a team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police will arrive on Monday, May 23, to examine all aspects of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.

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As part of the on-site assessment, Prosecutor’s Office employees and members of the public are invited to offer comments by calling 973-285-6272 on Monday, May 23, between 10 a.m. and 12 noon.

Telephone comments are limited to five minutes and must address the Office’s ability to comply with NJSACOP accreditation standards. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office must comply with 105 standards in order to achieve accredited status.

A copy of the accreditation standards is available for inspection at the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, located on the 3rd floor of the Administration and Records Building at 10 Court Street, Morristown.

The local contact is Lieutenant Charles Brady, who can be reached at 973-285-6207 or via email at [email protected]

Anyone wishing to offer written comments about the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation is requested to email the Accreditation Program Manager at [email protected] or write the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 751 Route 73 North, Suite 12, Marlton, NJ 08053.

Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp

Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp

Prosecutor Knapp stated: Verification by the assessment team that the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office 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”.

“Accreditation results in greater accountability within the Office, reduced risk and liability exposure, stronger defense against civil lawsuits, increased community advocacy, and more confidence in the Office’s ability to operate efficiently and respond to community needs.”

Knapp added that he is extremely proud of the commitment of all members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office staff who have worked diligently over the past three years towards this re-accreditation process.

The Accreditation Program Manager for the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police is Mr. Harry J. Delgado.

NJSThe assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar New Jersey law enforcement agencies.  The assessors will review written materials, interview Office members, and visit offices and other places where compliance with the standards can be observed.  Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the Office, they will report to the full Commission, which will then decide if the Office is to be granted accredited status.

Accreditation is valid for a three year period during which time the Office must submit annual reports attesting to their continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.

The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police through its New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission is the accreditation agency in New Jersey. For more information regarding the Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, please write the Commission at New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 751 Route 73 North, Suite 12, Marlton, NJ 08053.