Chief Robert Dolan announced today that the Manchester Township Police Department is scheduled for a virtual on-site assessment as part of its program to retain accredited status by verifying that it meets recognized professional best practices.  Administered by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with best practice standards in five basic areas: the administrative function, the personnel function, the operations function, the investigative function, and the arrestee/detainee function.

As part of the final assessment, employees and members of the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team.  They may do so by telephone or email.  The public may call 732-849-8359 on Monday, March 21, 2022 between the hours of 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.  Comments will be taken by the Assessment Team.  E-mail comments can be sent to the police department at

Telephone comments are limited to 5 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the NJSACOP standards.  A copy of the standards are available for inspection at the Manchester Township Police, 1 Colonial Drive, Manchester N.J. 08759.  Please contact Corporal Thomas O’Hare at 732-657-2009 ext. 4351 for more information.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Manchester Township Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them by email to Harry J. Delgado, Accreditation Program Manager,, by phone 856-334-8943, or write to the New Jersey State Association of Chief’s of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 751 Route 73 North, Suite 12 Marlton, NJ 08053       

The Accreditation Program Manager for the NJSACOP is Mr. Harry J. Delgado. “The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar New Jersey law enforcement agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview agency 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 agency, they will report to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status. 

Accreditation is valid for a three-year period during which time the agency 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 legitimate authority and accreditation agency in the state of 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.