About Deal Police Department

Mission

The mission of the Deal Police Department is to protect and serve the community's quest for a peaceful and safe existence, to build partnerships with our community, to prevent crime and to 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 which guide their conduct and actions throughout their careers. The core values of the Deal Police Department are:

  1. Professionalism – In our actions
  2. Respect – For all citizens and each other
  3. Integrity – Truthful, honest & deserving of trust
  4. Commitment (Dedication) – To the community, organization and our duty
  5. Excellence – In everything we do

Professional Responsibility

The Deal Police Department is a professional organization committed to providing the highest quality of service to the public. Officers are carefully selected and receive the best possible training to help them perform their duties in a fair, honest, impartial, and professional manner. The Office of Internal Affairs is responsible for ensuring that members of the department meet the highest standards of professional conduct and are responsive to the citizens they serve. This office is also responsible for the thorough investigation of all complaints of misconduct against members of the Deal Police Department.

The purpose of the internal affairs unit is to establish a mechanism for the receipt, investigation, and resolution of complaints made against departmental personnel. The goal of internal affairs is to ensure that the integrity of the department is maintained through a system of internal discipline where fairness and justice are assured by an objective and impartial investigation and review. Lieutenant William Hulse is the head of the unit. 732-531-1113

This cannot be accomplished without valuable input from the community. You assist the Deal Police in maintaining the integrity of the organization. If you feel strongly about the conduct of an officer, positively or negatively, please let us know. The Deal Police Department is a transparent agency. Your complaint will be thoroughly and impartially reviewed to its conclusion. In addition, be assured your compliment will be appreciated by the officers and administration. Consider your input as an important part of the quality control process of our service.

If you wish to commend an officer or make a complaint you may:

  1. Call the Deal Police Department at (732) 531-1113 to speak to Lieutenant William Hulse or speak with any on-duty supervisor.
  2. Make your complaint in person at Deal police headquarters at any time.Deal Police Department
    190 Norwood Ave
    Deal, NJ 07723
  3. Complete an IA Reporting form and email to whulse@dealpolice.org

You can download the IA Reporting Form here.

Here is the 2018 IA Report (pdf).

Accreditation

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, Lt Matt Sharin and Sergeant Dan Kobil.

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 who 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 in 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:

  1. The municipality receives significant insurance premium discounts.
  2. Provides stiffer defense against civil lawsuits and complaints; frivolous legal actions against the agency are shown to decrease with Accreditation.
  3. Delivers an objective measure of the department’s leadership and service.
  4. Greater accountability by Written Directives that clearly define lines of authority, decision making, and resource allocation.
  5. Accreditation streamlines 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.

2018 Accreditation Public Notice (pdf).