Posted Friday, June 10th, 2016
Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chief of Investigations John Speirs announced that the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office has been awarded with re-accreditation status by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police.
The accreditation program consists of 105 professional standards, many of which have multiple objectives. These standards address numerous issues including, but not limited to direction of personnel, training, and selection of personnel, plus reviews of arrests, search and seizures, interviews and interrogations, and the quality control of evidence.
The process is a rigorous three year internal self-analysis of agency operations. It ensures that policies and procedures are current, reflect societal demands and are consistent with best practices for law enforcement in the state of New Jersey.
After the three year process, a team of Association of Chiefs of Police trained and independent assessors review the policies, procedures and agency operations as a whole. To become accredited, the policies and procedures must be approved by the assessors, and there must be definitive proof of personnel adherence.
Initially accredited in 2013, this is the first re-accreditation award that the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office has received.
“Anytime you have independent professionals examining how you conduct business and ultimately endorsing your performance, it is very satisfying,” said Prosecutor Knapp. “The fact that the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office is accredited is directly attributed to the fine men and women of this office who serve the residents of Morris County every day.”
Inquiries concerning this Media Release should be directed to Agent Paul Merkler at [email protected]. or 973-285-6215.