In January 2017, the Union City Police Department will begin working towards securing Accreditation through the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police. Accreditation is a time-proven method of assisting law enforcement agencies in gauging, and improving, their overall performance. The foundation of Accreditation lies in the adoption of standards containing a clear statement of professional objectives. This is achieved through thorough self-analysis to determine how existing operations can be adapted to meet these standards and objectives.

Accredited status represents a significant professional achievement. Accreditation acknowledges the implementation of policies and procedures that are conceptually sound and operationally effective.

The process of Accreditation is arduous but with effort and cooperation, the Union City Police Department hopes to be recognized as an Accredited Agency in 2017.

The Union City Police Department and The City of Union City are an equal opportunity employer.