Pictured Left to Right: Capt. Tom Langenberger, Harry Delgado NJSACOP, Chief Gregory Meyer, D/Sgt. Jeannette Shimonovich, Sgt. Robert Shimonovich & Sgt. Peter LaRosa.
The Lakewood Police Department is proud to announce that after completing the rigorous process we were awarded our Certificate of Accreditation at last night’s Township Committee meeting by Harry Delgado, NJSACOP Accreditation Program Manager.
This journey, led by Chief Greg Meyer and managed by D/Sgt. Jeannette Shimonovich took a little over two years to complete. Accreditation programs have long been recognized as a means of maintaining the highest standards of professionalism. It is the certification by an independent reviewing authority that an entity has met specific requirements and prescribed standards.
Schools, universities, and hospitals are some of the most well known organizations
that are required to maintain accreditation. Law enforcement agencies in New Jersey
can now attain accredited status through the NJSACOP Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission. Accreditation is a progressive and time proven way of helping law enforcement agencies calculate and improve their overall performances.
Participating agencies conduct a thorough self analysis to determine how existing
operations can be adapted to meet these objectives. When the procedures are in place,
a team of trained assessors verifies that applicable standards have been successfully
Accreditation status represents a significant professional achievement. Accreditation
acknowledges the implementation of policies and procedures that are conceptually
sound and operationally effective.