CHATHAM TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT
NEWS & ALERTS
Newest Officer Joins Police Force
On January 22nd, Mathew Smedberg of Rockaway became the newest addition to the Chatham Township Police Department. A 2014 graduate of the Morris County Police Academy 83rd Basic Class, he is seen here being administered the Oath of Office by Mayor Kevin Sullivan.
We would like to welcome Mathew to the police force and wish him a safe, healthy and successful career!!
Accreditation is a progress and time-proven method of assisting law enforcement agencies to calculate and improve their overall performance. The foundation of Accreditation lies in the adoption of standards containing a clear statement of professional objectives. Participating agencies conduct a thorough and rigorous self-analysis to determine how existing operations can be adapted to meet these standards and objectives. After new policies are written, and procedures are in place, a team of trained, independent assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police visit the police department and verify that the applicable standards have been successfully implemented.
Accredited status represents a significant professional achievement. Accreditation acknowledges the implementation of policies and procedures that are conceptually sound and operationally effective.
For the past 15 months, the police department and its members have been working hard to accomplish this long sought after goal. I am happy to report that in the very near future this huge undertaking will finally be completed.