Hamilton Township Police Division Given Perfect Score in Report by ACLU; Mayor Yaede Lauds Professionalism and Responsiveness of Hamilton’s Police Officers
Today, Hamilton Township Mayor Kelly A. Yaede lauded the professionalism and responsiveness of Hamilton’s Police Officers when it was reported that the Hamilton Township Police Division was the only police department in Mercer County to earn a perfect score from the ACLU in its report testing whether police departments throughout the State of New Jersey are giving the public the correct basic information concerning how to file a complaint against the police.
“The uniformed and civilian staff of the Hamilton Township Police Division has once again made Hamilton Township proud,” said Mayor Yaede. “The news that the ACLU has recognized Hamilton’s efforts at professionalism, responsiveness and service to the residents of Hamilton Township by awarding the Division a perfect score is welcome, but not unexpected. The people who make up the Hamilton Police Division have always strived to be the best and it is great that they are being recognized for their hard work.”
The ACLU report mentioned by Mayor Yaede reportedly surveyed approximately 500 police agencies throughout the State of New Jersey and found that nearly three out of every four agencies violated the State Attorney General’s Guidelines that require police departments to accept complaints without question. Hamilton Township was in the 24 percent of police agencies who responded correctly and the only police department in Mercer County to earn a perfect score in the report.
“Hamilton Police personnel know that we are here to serve and protect the people of Hamilton Township,” Chief James Collins commented. “This report from the ACLU recognizes our commitment to a professional level of service to the residents and businesses of Hamilton Township.”
“As mayor it is my job to ensure that the people of Hamilton come first and that their government works for them. I have always believed that the service provided by the employees of Hamilton Township is second to none and this perfect score supports that belief,” Mayor Yaede concluded.