Press Release


For Immediate Release: April 17, 2023

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announces an upcoming annual web-based assessment of the Bergen County Police Academy in preparation for maintaining national re-accreditation. The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (“CALEA”) will conduct a web-based assessment from April 14 – April 22 to examine all aspects of the Bergen County Police Academy’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and instructional services.

“Gaining CALEA accreditation is a highly prized recognition of public safety training academy excellence,” stated Prosecutor Musella. Verification by CALEA that the Police Academy continues to meet the Commission’s 160 state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process.

As part of the assessment, academy personnel, trainees, and members of the public are invited to offer comments by visiting the Accreditation Public Comment Portal, which can be found on the Public Safety page of the Bergen County website, The purpose of this public portal is to provide an opportunity for submittal of comments, commendations, and other information regarding the academy’s quality of service or other information relevant to the reaccreditation process directly to CALEA.

Accreditation is for four years, during which the Police Academy must submit annual reports, and participate in annual web-based assessments attesting continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.

For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155; or call (703) 352-4225 or email