The accreditation office is responsible for researching and developing the most effective standards of performance for the West Orange Police Department in order to improve the delivery of service to the public and maintain its accredited status. Police officers of all ranks are appointed office holders in the State of New Jersey. As such, we are accountable to the public we serve. In order to achieve its goals and objectives, this agency must develop sound and realistic written directives to guide its activities.
With the exception of the procedures dealing with the police department's specific response to certain incidents, our Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) Standards Manual is available for public scrutiny.
In 2006, the West Orange Police Department became internationally accredited through CALEA. West Orange is the first law enforcement agency within Essex County and the seventh law enforcement agency in the State of New Jersey to receive this distinction. The agency is also accredited by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police.