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Neighborhood Watch Meeting Canceled 12-21-22

Due to ongoing construction in the municipal building, the neighborhood watch meeting scheduled for 12-21-22 has been canceled. A new meeting will be scheduled for a date in January.

Tim Cahill

Accreditation Mailings



Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

(Spotswood / Middlesex County, NJ)  On Monday, May 2, 2022 a team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will examine all aspects of the Spotswood Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services Chief Philip Corbisiero announced today. 

“Verification by the team that the Spotswood Police Department meets the Commission’s “best practice” standards is part of a voluntary process to achieve accreditation, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence”, Chief Corbisiero said.

As part of this final on-site assessment, employees and members of the general public are invited to provide comments to the assessment team. They may do so by telephone or email.  The public may call (732) 406-7756 on Monday, May 2, 2022 between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M..  Email comments can be sent to eschapley@spotswoodboro.com .

Phone comments are limited to 5 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the NJSACOP standards. Please contact Sergeant Edward Schapley at (732) 251-2121 for more information.

Anyone wishing to offer written comments about the Spotswood Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation is requested to e-mail the Accreditation Program Director at hdelgado@njsacop.org or write the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 751 Route 73 North, Suite 12, Marlton, N.J. 08053.

The Spotswood Police Department must comply with NJSACOP LEAP standards in order to achieve accredited status.  Chief Corbisiero indicated, “Accreditation results in greater accountability within the agency, reduced risk and liability exposure, stronger defense against civil lawsuits, increased community advocacy, and more confidence in the agency’s ability to operate efficiently and respond to community needs.”  

The Accreditation Program Director for the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police is Mr. Harry J Delgado, Ed.S..  “The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar New Jersey law enforcement agencies.  The assessors will review written materials, interview agency members, and inspect offices and other places where compliance with the standards can be observed.  Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they will report to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status”, Harry J Delgado stated.  

Accreditation is valid for a three-year period during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting to their continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited. 

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. For more information regarding the Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission please write the Commission at New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 751 Route 73 North, Suite 12,  Marlton, N.J. 08053 or email hdelgado@njsacop.org .

Media Contact

Sergeant Edward Schapley 

Spotswood Police Department

77 Summerhill Road

Spotswood NJ 08884

Phone – (732) 251-2121


Tim Cahill

Police Officer Hiring Opportunity

THE BOROUGH OF SPOTSWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT is currently seeking candidates for the position of Probationary Police Officer.Following are the requirements of the position: Be a citizen of the United States.Be a resident of the State of New Jersey at time of appointment.Be more than 21 and less than 35 years of age at time of appointment.• Be sound in body and of good health sufficient to satisfy the Board of Trustees of the Police Retirement System of New Jersey that such person is eligible to membership in the retirement system.• Be able to read, write and speak the English language well and intelligently.Be of good moral character and must not have been convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude.Possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license.• Applicants must possess a Full New Jersey Police Training Commission Certification for Basic Course for Police Officers or a SLEO II Certification that is eligible for waiver with the New Jersey Police Training Commission or in a NJ PTC Certified Academy as an Alternate Route Candidate.A copy of the candidate’s Police Training Certificate must accompany each resume /cover letter.Submission Instructions: Applications must be picked up Monday through Friday from 0700- 1500 hours and filled out in person prior to leaving. Interested candidates should also attach a resume and cover letter to: Dr. Chief Michael Zarro Jr., 77 Summerhill Road, Spotswood, NJ 08884. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday 12/07/2021The Borough of Spotswood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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