Departments & Services
Police - Professional Standards Division
Lt. Christopher Hurst
The Professional Standards Division is responsible for administering the
agencies compliance with agency’s Accreditation status. Accreditation is
a method of helping law enforcement agencies calculate and improve their
overall performances. The foundation of Accreditation lies in the adoption
of standards containing 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. When the
procedures are in place, a team of trained assessors verifies that applicable
standards have been successfully implemented. Accreditation status
represents a significant professional achievement. Accreditation acknowledges
the implementation of policies and procedures that are conceptually sound
and operationally effective. The Bernards Township Police Department has
been Accredited since 2007.
The Professional Standards Division Commander is also responsible for
overseeing all police training, the police records function, Open Public
Records Act (OPRA) compliance.