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Press Release - 2017

July 17th

Cape May County Sheriff’s Office Awarded Re-Accreditation

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Left to Right - Freeholder Leonard C. Desiderio, Sherriff Gary Schaffer, Undersheriff Robert Nolan,

NJSACOP Accreditation Program Manager, Harry Delgado

 

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ --On April 27, 2017, a team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) conducted an on-site assessment of the Sheriff’s Office for the purpose of re-accreditation.  The Accreditation Certificate program is a progressive and time-proven way of helping law enforcement agencies calculate and improve their overall performances.  Part of the accreditation process includes an in-house review of 105 standards that is completed prior to the arrival of the team of NJSACOP assessors.

Sheriff Gary Schaffer announced at the Freeholder meeting that the Cape May County Sheriff’s Office passed the reaccreditation process.  The Accreditation Certificate was presented by NJSACOP Accreditation Program Manager, Harry Delgado, at the June 27 meeting.  The Accreditation Certificate is for three years and is effective June 2017 through June 2020.

Schaffer explained, “The certification process is conducted by an independent reviewing authority, the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, have established a set of state and national standards used to evaluate the operational procedures at the facility.  Agencies seeking accreditation must meet or exceed accepted practices in the field of law enforcement.  My staff, under the direction of Undersheriff Robert Nolan, worked diligently to ensure Cape May County met the stringent criteria required for accreditation.”

Schaffer added, “The accreditation program is a progressive and time-proven way of helping law enforcement agencies evaluate and improve their overall performance.  The foundation of earning the Accreditation Certificate lies in the adoption of standards that contain a clear statement of professional objectives. Participating agencies conduct a thorough self-analysis to determine how existing operations can be adapted to meet these objectives. Once in place, a team of trained assessors verifies that applicable standards have been successfully implemented. The Accreditation Certificate status represents a significant professional achievement and acknowledges the implementation of policies and procedures that are conceptually sound and operationally effective.”

As a result of the assessment, the Cape May County Sheriff’s Office was determined to be compliant with all of the required standards of the program and recommended by the team of assessors to the Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (LEAC) of the (NJSACOP), to receive reaccreditation status.

Once accredited, law enforcement agencies are required every three (3) years to be assessed to ensure compliance in an effort to maintain accredited status. When initial accreditation was achieved, Cape May County was the 4th county in the State where the   Sheriff’s Office and Prosecutor’s Office attained accreditation.  

Freeholder Leonard C. Desiderio, liaison to the Sheriff’s Office congratulated Sherriff Schaffer, Undersheriff Robert Nolan and the staff for the prestigious recognition and re-accreditation certificate.  Desiderio explained, “Obtaining accreditation status is an honor among the law enforcement community, and represents a significant professional achievement. Only 34% of the 537 plus law enforcement agencies in New Jersey, and only 8% of those agencies receive reaccreditation.  This is a testament to the hard work, professionalism and caliber of the leadership and officers that serve Cape May County.”

 


 

April 28th

Accreditation


 

February 15th

Sheriff Schaffer Announces 2016 Perfect Attendance.

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the following members of our agency

on achieving perfect attendance for the year 2016:

 

Law Enforcement Division

 

 

Correctional Division

CWO

Joseph Beisel  2nd   

 

Lt.

Robert Campbell  1st  

S/O

Ryan Clary  7th

 

C/O

Cory Curtis  1st

S/O

Christopher Clifford  1st

 

C/O

David Daley  2nd

S/O

Nathaniel Dickinson  9th

 

C/O

Gary Erdmann  5th

S/O

David Douglass  4th

 

C/O

Keith Fantasia  2nd 

S/O

Nichole Frame  4th

 

C/O

Jesse Farrell  1st

Capt.

Frank Germanio  8th

 

Sgt.

Kevin Frame  1st

S/O

Jose Gomez  5th

 

C/O

Ethan Gallagher  1st

S/O

Joshua Gurdgiel  3rd

 

C/O

Scott Harris  1st

S/O

Nolan Harris  5th

 

C/O

Joseph Hoover  3rd  

Sgt.

Thomas Hegarty  7th

 

C/O

Mark Howard  1st

Lt.

Scott Knoedler  8th  

 

C/O

James Johns 3rd

S/O

Randy Mistic 17th

 

C/O

Matthew Kilroy  2nd

Cpl.

Ryan Osmundsen  9th

 

C/O

Daniel Kirwin  3rd

Sgt.

Beth Perednas  5th

 

C/O

Robert Kirwin  1st

S/O

Robert Saunders  4th

 

Cpl.

James Knox 5th

Cpl.

Douglas Siteman  2nd

 

Sgt.

Robert Leininger 3rd

S/O

Erick Teasenfitz  10th

 

Sgt.

Amy Maguire  2nd

S/O

Raymond Tomlin  4th

 

Sgt.

William Nielsen  2nd

S/O

Nathan Wallace  1st

 

DFC

Kourtney Perry  5th

Sgt.

Russell Norcross  8th

 

Sgt.

Stephen Prince  7th

 

 

 

C/O

Joshua Quinlan  1st

 

 

 

C/O

James Quinn  2nd

 

501B

 

C/O

Shawn Rocca  1st 

Mgr. 

Judy Davies-Dunhour  2nd

 

C/O

Erin Sampson  2nd

Asst. Mgr.

Leslie Riedel  3rd     

 

C/O

William Schenck  3rd

 

 

 

C/O

Joseph Tallerico  3rd

 

 

 

Lt.

Vincent Terinoni  1st

 

 

 

C/O

Louis Taylor  2nd    

 

 

 

Sgt.

Joseph Wareham  2nd  

 

 

 

Sgt.

William Weatherby  2nd

 

Best Wishes for a Healthy and Happy New Year.

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