The New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission has recognized the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office with accreditation via unanimous vote, Atlantic County Prosecutor James P. McClain announced this week.
The accreditation followed a visit by a team of assessors from the commission in October. At that time the commission examined the office's policies, procedures, management, operations and support services, McClain said.
Part of the process included reviews of written materials, interviews with agency members, reviewing comments received from the public and inspections of offices and facilities for compliance with professional criminal justice standards, McClain said.
To achieve accreditation, the Prosecutor's Office had to comply with 112 "best practice" standards, McClain said.
The assessment team was made up of law enforcement professionals from similar state law enforcement agencies, McClain said.
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, according to McClain.