About Deal Police Department
The Deal Police Department's mission is to protect and serve the community's quest for a peaceful and safe existence, build partnerships with our community, prevent crime, and enhance the quality of life throughout our community.
Core values are the foundation of every Law Enforcement organization. They are the principles that all members accept and adhere to and guide their conduct and actions throughout their careers. The core values of the Deal Police Department are:
- Professionalism – In our actions
- Respect – For all citizens and each other
- Integrity – Truthful, honest & deserving of trust
- Commitment (Dedication) – To the community, organization, and our duty
- Excellence – In everything we do
The members of the Deal Police Department are committed to providing law enforcement services that are fair, effective, and impartially applied. It is in the best interests of everyone that your complaint about the performance of an individual officer is resolved fairly and promptly. The Deal Police Department has formal procedures for investigating your complaint. These procedures are designed to ensure fairness and protect the rights of both citizens and law enforcement officers:
- Reports or Complaints of officer/employee misconduct must be accepted from any person, including anonymous sources, at any time.
- Complaints shall be accepted regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or immigration status of the complaining party.
- Your complaint will be sent to a superior officer or a specially trained internal affairs officer who will conduct a thorough and objective investigation.
- You might be asked to help in the investigation by giving a detailed statement about what happened or providing other important information or documents.
- All complaints against law enforcement officers are thoroughly investigated. You will be kept informed of the status of the investigation and its ultimate outcome, if requested, and you provide contact information. The exact discipline imposed is confidential, but you will be advised of the ultimate finding, namely:
A. Sustained: A preponderance of the evidence shows an officer violated any law; regulation; directive, guideline, policy, or procedure issued by the Attorney General or County Prosecutor; agency protocol; standing operating procedure; rule; or training.
B. Unfounded: A preponderance of the evidence shows that the alleged misconduct did not occur.
C. Exonerated: A preponderance of the evidence shows the alleged conduct did occur but did not violate any law; regulation; directive, guideline, policy, or procedure issued by the Attorney General or County Prosecutor; agency protocol; standing operating procedure; rule; or training.
D. Not Sustained: The investigation failed to disclose sufficient evidence to clearly prove or disprove the allegation.
- If our investigation shows that a crime might have been committed, the county prosecutor will be notified. You might be asked to testify in court.
- If our investigation results in an officer being charged with a violation of the department rules, you might be asked to testify in a departmental hearing.
- If our investigation shows that the complaint is unfounded or that the officer acted properly, the matter will be closed.
- Internal affairs investigations are confidential, and all disciplinary hearings shall be closed to the public unless the defendant officer requests an open hearing.
- You may call Lt. William Hulse at (732) 531-0363 or email @ firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional information or any questions about the case.
Annual year-end reports:
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Deal Police Department Policies:
Internal Affairs Civilian Complaint Information Facts Sheets Eleven Languages:
Internal Affairs Complaint forms Eleven Languages:
You are able to fill out an online complaint form by clicking the below link or by downloading any of the complaint forms.
The Deal Police Department was one of the first departments in our area to achieve Accreditation status. We are also one of the first to be re-accredited twice. This is a prestigious honor and we take great pride in this accomplishment. The Deal Police Accreditation team is led by Chief Ronen Neuman, Sergeant Dan Kobil, and Patrolman Zach Bell.
The Accreditation standards in law enforcement assure the citizens that the police department meets specific criteria of public safety services which have been set forth by national and state commissions. The Deal Police Department is a professional organization and has engaged in the task of Accreditation through the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) to ensure our communities that this agency is held to the highest standards.
Accreditation is a progressive way of assisting law enforcement agencies to improve their overall performance. Accreditation is formulated through standards, which contain clear statements of professional law enforcement objectives. Agencies that participate in the Accreditation process execute a self-assessment to determine how policies and procedures can be improved to meet these objectives. Once these policies and procedures are employed, a team of assessors validates the standards are being followed by the agency. Assessors will review written materials, interview agency members, and visit offices and other places where compliance with the standards can be observed.
An agency’s Accreditation program requires the department to comply with the best-practice standards in five basic areas: the Administrative Function, the Personnel Function, the Operations Function, the Investigative Function, and the Arrestee/Detainee Function. An Accredited agency must show compliance with one hundred standards within these five sections.
While policy and procedure based on the Accreditation program will not guarantee a crime-free municipality, nor will it promise an absence of lawsuits against law enforcement agencies and executives, the program does have many substantial benefits:
- The municipality receives significant insurance premium discounts.
- Provides stiffer defense against civil lawsuits and complaints; frivolous legal actions against the agency are shown to decrease with Accreditation.
- Delivers an objective measure of the department’s leadership and service.
- Greater accountability by Written Directives that clearly define lines of authority, decision-making, and resource allocation.
- Accreditation streamlines the operations of a department, providing more consistency and more effective deployment of agency manpower.
To maintain Accreditation under the NJSACOP Program, the department must be reviewed every three years for reaccreditation. This includes a full on-site assessment to ensure the agency is adhering to the required standards. Achieving Accreditation demonstrates the Deal Department's commitment to professional excellence and quality service to their communities. The Deal Police Department is proud to be part of the approximately 30% of Accredited law enforcement agencies in the state of New Jersey. You may obtain additional information at the NJSACOP Accreditation Program website.