retired as the Deputy Chief of Police of the Long Hill Township Police Department, in December 2007, after having served 25 years in law enforcement.
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. Deputy Chief Hishmeh was designated the department’s Accreditation Manager in 1988 for the agency’s re-accreditation efforts. During the next 19 years, Deputy Chief Hishmeh played an integral role with his agency’s subsequent re-accreditation efforts and written directive system development. Sam had the privilege of serving in many diverse roles within the department and ultimately ascended to the rank of Deputy Chief of Police.
During his twenty five year career, he managed many functions such as; personnel management, fiscal management, evidence management, records management, training coordinator, inspectional services, internal affairs, and national accreditation.
Deputy Chief Hishmeh received a letter of commendation from then Morris County Prosecutor Michael Murphy for his investigative work on a homicide investigation as well as a letter of commendation from the FBI SAC of the Rutland Vermont Field Office, for his investigative assistance in the identification of a serial rapist.
Deputy Chief Hishmeh is a CALEA certified assessor and team leader for the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police. Additionally, he has maintained a high degree of education in the accreditation process by attending numerous CALEA training seminars over the past ten years in California, Florida, Ohio, and Virginia. He has assisted a number of agencies in New Jersey with the development of their written directive system and has conducted assessments of their accreditation efforts.
Deputy Chief Hishmeh has been published in Law and Order Magazine, the National Tactical Officers Association’s Tactical Edge Magazine as well as contributing to a college textbook titled, “Community Oriented Policing, a systematic approach to policing,” by Willard M. Oliver and a book on the History of the Long Hill Police Department.
Deputy Chief Hishmeh holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administration of Justice from Thomas Edison State College and an Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Somerset County College.
To contact Sam Hishmeh, please call our office at (732) 279-6657.