The Berkeley Heights Police Department participates in the New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Program. This is a voluntary state program developed by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police and is modeled after the CALEA national program. The accreditation program requires compliance with a series of professional standards designed specifically for New Jersey law enforcement agencies. The program promotes the best practices in law enforcement.

On April 24th, 2023, a team of assessors from the New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (NJLEAC) came to this Department to evaluate the Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. The Department had to comply with 112 standards in order to be accredited. The assessment team was composed of law enforcement practitioners from other agencies in the state. The assessors reviewed written materials, interviewed individuals, and visited offices and other areas where compliance could be witnessed. After a review of the Department and providing testimony on June 8th, 2023, to a panel of NJ Police Chiefs, accreditation was granted after the hearing. Accreditation status is for three years, during which the Department must submit annual reports attesting to continued compliance with those standards under which it received accreditation. Sergeant William Fettes is the current Accreditation Manager.