Police in Monmouth's Ocean Township attain a level of standards that few departments consistently reach - accreditation by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police.

Ocean Township Police during Accreditation Review (Ocean Twp. Police Dept.)

Chief Steven R. Peters and Captains Michael Resetar and Earl Giffords accepted the designation May 9 in Princeton.There will be an official presentation June 6 at the Township Council meeting.

Accreditation is a professional achievement, acknowledging policies and procedures that are valid in concept and efficient in practice. Ocean Township's police department is the seventh in Monmouth County to achieve the three-year status.

The road to accreditation began in February with a two-day visit to the department by NJSACOP inspectors, who researched the agency's organization, operations, management and administration.

Ocean Township Police during Accreditation Review (Ocean Twp. Police Dept.)

Ocean Township is one of only 29 local law-enforcement agencies to earn the designation.