Michael P. Peoples retired as the Chief of Police of the Long Hill Township Police Department, in July 2007, after serving 25 years with the department, the last 6 years as Chief of Police. The Long Hill Township Police Department was the first Nationally Accredited Law Enforcement Agency in New Jersey designated by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies in 1985. During his tenure with the Long Hill Township Police Department Chief Peoples served as the Accreditation Manager and subsequently guided the department through several re-accreditation on site assessments.
Chief Peoples served in every position and command of the Long Hill Township Police Department, prior to his appointment as Chief of Police, which includes Police Officer, Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, Lieutenant Division Commander and Executive Officer Captain responsible for inspectional services, internal affairs and National Accreditation. Chief Peoples is a member of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police and the Morris County Police Chiefs Association and has served on the Executive Board.
Chief Peoples is an original Commissioner member of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Accreditation Commission formed in 2003. In 2005, he was appointed Commission Chair for the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Accreditation Commission. Chief Peoples has served as an Assessor and Team Leader for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies between 2002 and 2010. He has conducted numerous on-site assessments for the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police and the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies in the State of New Jersey and in other States.
Since 2010, he has served as the Director of the Morris County, New Jersey Emergency Communications Center, in the Morris County Department of Public Safety, which is the largest regional Communications Center in New Jersey. The Morris County Emergency Communications Center achieved National CALEA Communications Accreditation in 2015 and were re-accredited in 2018. In 2020, the Morris County Communications Center was awarded APCO 33 Training Certification, one of only fifteen Emergency Communications Centers nationwide to hold both CALEA Accreditation and APCO 33 Certification. He served as the Accreditation Manager for the Morris County Emergency Communications Center for the first CALEA Communications Accreditation Award.
Chief Peoples (Ret.) holds a Master of Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice from Thomas Edison State College and an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Thomas Edison State College. He is a graduate of the 218th Class of the F.B.I. National Academy. Chief Peoples (ret.) holds the Emergency Number Professional (ENP) certification from the National Emergency Number Association (NENA).
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