ELIZABETH-Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich announced today the Union County Sheriff’s Office has received national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) through the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Accreditation Alliance Program.
The award signifies the Sheriff’s Office has successfully met a body of internationally recognized professional standards. The Union County Sheriff’s Office is the third Sheriff’s Office in New Jersey to receive CALEA accreditation.
CALEA accreditation is designed to improve the delivery of public safety services by maintaining a body of standards covering a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives and recognizing professional excellence.
“CALEA is the vehicle that will help raise law enforcement to a new level of professionalism,” said Sheriff Froehlich. “I am proud that our office met the high standards of the commission.”
CALEA accreditation culminates three years of intense effort by all employees of the Sheriff’s Office, especially the members of the Accreditation Team led by Sgt. John Diorio.
The Sheriff’s Office accepted the voluntary challenge to meet the most rigorous set of standards designed for law enforcement. During the accreditation process, all aspects of the agency’s policies, procedures, management, operations and support services were examined in detail by the commission including an onsite review by a team of outside CALEA Assessors.
The review team examined various aspects of the Sheriff’s Office to meet 112 standards including training, crime scene procedure, evidence storage, and arrest, search and seizure.
“This accreditation is a testament to the professionalism of the men and women of this office,” Sheriff Froehlich said.
Cranford Police Chief Eric Mason, Harry Delgado and Mitchell Sklar of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police presented Sheriff Froehlich with the Certificate of Accreditation during a ceremony on April 15 at the Union County Courthouse.
CAPTION: (from left) Harry Delgado, Mitchell Sklar and Cranford Police Chief Eric Mason of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police presented Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich and Sgt. John Diorio with the CALEA Certificate of Accreditation during a ceremony on April 15 at the Union County Courthouse.