Union City Police Department receives law enforcement accreditation


UNION CITY—The Union City Police Department recently received accreditation status from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Accreditation Commission, according to a press release.
Last month, the UCPD’s Accreditation Team met with the Commission and gave a presentation, after which the Commission voted to approve the accreditation status.
‘The accreditation of the Union City Police Department illustrates the type of department we have in Union City,” Mayor Brian Stack said in the release. “The department exemplifies the highest standards of professionalism and proficiency in the law enforcement community and this is just the final step in confirming the excellence of our officers.”
As part of the accreditation process, the UCPD reviewed more than 100 standards as a means of improving overall operations and performance. That included policies, procedures, and support services.
“Accreditation is important to the department, not only to maintain the highest level of professionalism and competency, but it also provides a financial incentive with our insurance carrier,” said UCPD Chief Richard Molinari. “I am very proud to lead the men and women of this department knowing that they demonstrate the top standards in law enforcement.”
The Commission will present the Department with its Accreditation certificate at the April 18 Board of Commissioners meeting, at the William V. Musto Cultural Center at 420 15th Street. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.