After North Bergen’s success, Union City police seeking NJSACOP accreditation


About three months after the North Bergen Police Department received accreditation from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, their counterparts in Union City are now aiming for the same recognition. Union City police

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The Union City Police Department has an NJSACOP on-site assessment, scheduled for January 29, as part of its program to achieve accreditation, they announced on their website.

The 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.

Agency employees and the public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team by calling 201-348-5784 on January 29 between the hours of 09:00 am and 11:00 am.

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 is available for inspection at the Union City Police Department 3715 Palisade Ave, Union City NJ 07087 or can be downloaded from

Contact Captain Nichelle Luster at 201-348-5780 for more information, who can also be reached via email at

The North Bergen Police Department began the process to receive NJSACOP accreditation back in August before earning the distinction in November.

NJSACOP Accreditation Manager Harry Delgado explained at that time that out of 500 departments in the state, only 170 have been accredited.

In Hudson County, the Secaucus and Harrison Police Departments have also received NJSACOP accreditation.

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