Fairfield (NJ) At the August 26, 2019 meeting of the Fairfield Mayor and Council, Mr. Harry Delgado of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, presented Chief Anthony G. Manna and members of the Fairfield Police Department with a certificate indicating that the department received re-accreditation from his organization.
Accreditation is a progressive and time-proven way of helping a law enforcement agency to calculate and improve their overall performance. The foundation of accreditation lies in the adoption of standards containing a clear statement of professional objectives.
In his remarks, Mr. Delgado emphasized how research shows that accredited agencies have 11% fewer police professional liability claims, 18% fewer worker compensation claims and 31% fewer auto liability claims. He further stated “The Fairfield Police Department is a professional organization with disciplined and well trained personnel. Their leadership is progressive and forward-thinking. The high level of competence, leadership and professionalism is evident within the agency”
Chief Anthony G. Manna stated that this accreditation cycle was very challenging in that the department’s headquarters is currently being renovated so adhering to the required standards was even that much more difficult. “The department’s Accreditation Unit, led by Detective Robert Sanger, did a phenomenal job in maintaining the department’s accredited status” said the chief. Out of 22 municipalities in Essex County, Fairfield is one of only seven that are accredited.
Authorized by: Chief Anthony Manna