Department achieves perfect inspection, accredited for the next three years 

(Avalon, NJ)—The Avalon Police Department has received its second, three-year accreditation from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP).  The Department was awarded the accreditation during a meeting on Thursday, June 9th, in South Brunswick, NJ.  The Association congratulated the Borough for having a perfect inspection during a site visit in Avalon on March 21, 2016.

“The Avalon Police Department remains one of the most professional and respected public safety operations in the entire State of New Jersey”, said Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi.  “We are extraordinarily grateful to the leadership provided by Chief William McCormick and his entire staff for their commitment to police and public safety efforts for our residents, property owners, and visitors”.

In March, a team of assessors from the Association Board came to Avalon to inspect the Avalon Police Department and reviewed standard operating procedures and all policies.  The Board determined that the Avalon Police Department had no deficiencies, and was in 100 percent compliance with all standards of the NJSACOP accreditation.

The Avalon Police Department was represented by Chief McCormick, Captain Jeff Christopher, and Sgt. John Roscoe at the final hearing before the Board.  During the hearing, the Board unanimously voted in favor of accepting the Avalon Police Department into the NJSACOP accreditation program.

The process of becoming an accredited police department is a continuous process throughout the year.  The Avalon Police Department is obligated to provide specific proof and evidence that the Department is following the guidelines of the NJSACOP accreditation as well as following its own policies and procedures.