The NJSACOP provides professional services to law enforcement agencies and the professionals who lead them throughout New Jersey. We offer a variety of pragmatic, cutting-edge programs and services designed to contribute directly to organizational and individual performance.
NJSACOP Document Library & Policy Exchange
The NJSACOP has and extensive collection of model and sample policies, SOPs, written directives and general orders contributed from agencies throughout the State.
The NJSACOP provides training, developmental support in leadership and organization, as well as professional services to law enforcement agencies and professionals throughout New Jersey. We offer a variety of pragmatic, cutting-edge programs and services designed to contribute directly to organizational and individual performance.
Law Enforcement Accreditation
The NJSACOP provides professional Accreditation services to law enforcement agencies and the professional who lead them throughout New Jersey. We offer a variety of pragmatic, cutting-edge programs and services designed to contribute directly to organizational and individual performance.
New Chiefs Mentoring Program
The beginning of any new Police Chief's administration can be crucial to achieving a successful transition and to building important relationships within the agency and community. New responsibilities as the leader can be overwhelming, confusing and frustrating, and newer Chiefs sometimes need technical assistance and support.
For this reason, the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police has developed a New Police Chief Mentoring project. The program is designed to provide newer Chiefs with leadership and policy guidance as they begin their tenure. Newer Chiefs are provided with access to seasoned Chiefs from similar sized agencies to learn how they achieved success and resolved similar problems and confronted similar challenges.
Police Management Consultant Program
On those occasions when a police agency may find itself without a Chief of Police, and with no agreed upon candidate for promotion (whether through lack of consensus by the appointing authority, a perceived lack of qualified candidates, or otherwise), or in those instances when there are real or perceived issues that call for and agency or management review, the NJSACOP can serve as the conduit for an experienced law enforcement executive to serve as a Police Management Consultant [PMC] for a specified period of time. The PMC is a private contractor/consultant employed by the municipality directly (the NJSACOP itself provides it's services in the process at no charge). Local government would then not only have an experienced consultant to manage operations for a specific period of time, but also a valuable resource that can be used to mentor future leaders of the police agency, as well as provide counsel in the review and new Chief's selection process.
Entry-Level and Promotional Examinations
Since 1945, the NJSACOP has administered police examinations as a cost-effective service to New Jersey municipalities. During those years, the NJSACOP has kept pace with the ever-changing requirements of the police testing field to insure the institution and maintenance of the highest standards of police performance. Services include: Written Entry-Level Exams; Oral Entry-Level Exams; Written Promotional Exams (all ranks); Oral Promotional Exams (all ranks). The questions on the promotional exams are developed to test a candidate's knowledge of key law enforcement, criminal justice and administrative issues, and can also be tailored for the particular needs of the agency. Statistical results are provided to the agency upon the conclusion of the testing process. The NJSACOP, working in partnership with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, can also conduct Assessment Centers for candidates for promotion to senior ranks.
Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program
The CLEEP is a voluntary certification effort established by the NJSACOP for the purpose of recognizing and promoting the highest standards and individual performance in law enforcement executives throughout New Jersey. Candidates for certification must meet certain minimum standards in the areas of law enforcement experience, education and training, continuing professional development, and organizational and community involvement