State Group Certifies Bergenfield, Lodi Police Chiefs, Paramus Deputy Chief

Police Chiefs Cathy Madalone of Bergenfield and Vincent Quatrone of Lodi and Paramus Deputy Chief Robert Guidetti were among 29 police executives from throughout the state granted certification by the New Jersey Association of Chiefs of Police.

Bergenfield Police Chief Cathy Madalone

Bergenfield Police Chief Cathy Madalone

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Each applicant recently underwent peer reviews conducted by the NJSACOP Accredited Chief/Command Executive (ACE) Program.

Madalone and Quatrone were designated ACE-COP advanced, while Guidetti was designated an ACE.

The NJSACOP ACE Program looks toward "accrediting the individual police leaders and assuring that experience, formal education and management training, continuing education, and collaboration are formally assessed against a recommended standard," said Alexandra DeLeon, the state police chief's association's public affairs and partnerships manager.

"The goal is to give surety of merit in our state association's formal gauging of effective police leadership through a model of peer review," she said.

According to Committee Chair Mark Spitzer: "ACE is congruent with the state association's declared philosophy; the Certification Program measures essential proofs in three areas for the ACE and ACE-COP Certification, and in five areas for the ACE-COP Advanced Certification.

"If it is merited, NJACOP awards individual leadership accredited status based on those appraisals. The ACE Program also promotes and encourages continued education through ACE Re-Certification Program requirements."

The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) is a professional membership organization serving New Jersey's law enforcement and private security executives. Its core mission is to "promote and enhance the highest ethical and professional standards in law enforcement at all levels throughout New Jersey."


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