Marlboro Township Police – Accreditation Unit
For information call Sgt. Darren Vuzzo, Ph.D. at 732-536-5432
Or email: Sgt. Darren Vuzzo, Ph.D. 
The accreditation standards in law enforcement assure the citizens that the police department meets specific criteria of public safety services which have been set forth by national and state Commissions. The Marlboro Police Department is a professional organization which strives to attract, process and hire the most qualified personnel, and has taken on the challenge of accreditation to ensure our service continues to excel. The accreditation process is designed to increase citizen and employee confidence in the agency by establishing objectives, goals, policies, and practices. These directives are continually reviewed to ensure that we maintain current law and procedural changes. This process further emphasizes a self-assessment component to ensure adherence throughout the department.
As the process of accreditation comes closer to fruition many questions arise on the benefits it offers outside of ensuring the highest level of service. The benefits come in several forms which can be outlined as:
- Controlled liability insurance costs to the police department and lower premiums.
- Greater efficiency in meeting the needs of service to the community.
- Greater accountability by written directives that clearly define lines of authority, decision making and resource allocation.
- Increased accountability and policy standards assist in stronger defense against lawsuits and citizen complaints. Frivolous legal actions against the police are shown to decrease with accreditation.
One of the most important benefits in accreditation is the recognition of excellence which reflects on the dedication of the department towards its citizens.
If you have any questions regarding the accreditation process, please contact the accreditation manager Sgt. Darren Vuzzo, Ph.D. at 732-536-5432.