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4997 Unami Boulevard, Mays Landing, NJ 08330

James P. McClain
Acting Prosecutor

For immediate release Feb. 15, 2012 2 Page (s) For further information contact: Haleigh Walz (609)-909-7881

MAYS LANDING Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced the accreditation of the Prosecutors Office by The New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission. The commission granted the accreditation by a unanimous vote. In October, a team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) inspected the Prosecutors Office in Mays Landing. The assessment team was composed of law enforcement professionals from similar New Jersey law enforcement agencies. 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. The team examined all aspects of the Offices policies, procedures, management, operations and support services. Assessors also reviewed written materials, interviewed agency members and inspected offices and facilities for compliance with professional criminal justice standards. In order to achieve accredited status, the team must verify that an agency complies with 112 best practice standards. Part of the accreditation process also included receiving comment from members of the public. Upon completion of the assessment teams review, the team reported to the Commission, which unanimously voted to grant the Prosecutors Office accreditation.

Atlantic County Prosecutors Office P.O. Box 2002 4997 Unami Boulevard, Suite 2 Mays Landing, NJ 08330 Phone: (609)-909-7800 Fax: (609)-909-7802

The Atlantic County Prosecutors Office is one of the 95 accredited law enforcement agencies among the more than 500 municipal, county, and state law enforcement agencies eligible to participate in the accreditation process. Accreditation is voluntary. Accreditation by the Commission provides recognition of law enforcement professional excellence by the Atlantic County Prosecutors Office. In response to the commissions action, Acting Prosecutor McClain stated, We are very proud and gratified as an agency to receive this recognition. This accreditation recognizes that this agency is in compliance with the current best practices in law enforcement in pursuing our mission of effectively and efficiently serving the people of Atlantic County. Accreditation is valid for a three-year period, during which time the Prosecutors Office must submit annual reports attesting to continued compliance with the standards under which accreditation was granted. 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 One Greentree Centre, Suite 201, Marlton, N.J. 08053. Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutors Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutors Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.

Atlantic County Prosecutors Office P.O. Box 2002 4997 Unami Boulevard, Suite 2 Mays Landing, NJ 08330 Phone: (609)-909-7800 Fax: (609)-909-7802