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Agency to Review Bloomingdale Police Policies, Procedures

Department is seeking certification from the state association of police chiefs.

The state police will assess the Bloomingdale Police Department later this month as part of an accreditation process.

A team of representatives from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police will be at the department later on this month to examine “all aspects of the department’s policies, procedures, management, and operations,” Chief Joseph Borell announced recently.

“Verification by the team that the Bloomingdale Police Department 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,” Borell said in a statement.

The team is composed of law enforcement personnel from other police departments. It will review written materials and interview police officers, among other things.

Capt. Ray Muller said that there are many advantages to becoming accredited, including reducing the borough’s liability insurance premium.

“It is advantageous for the borough and the department,” Muller said.

Residents can offer comments in person to accreditation assessors at the department in person or by calling 973-838-7619, ext. 226.

Anyone who wishes to offer written comments may send them to the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 11000 Lincoln Drive West, Suite 12, Marlton, N.J. 08053.

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