Mission and Leadership

AccredNet Mission Statement

AccredNet is a federation of state law enforcement accreditation entities, which provides guidance, advocacy and support to advance law enforcement accreditation at the state level and promote excellence in policing through standards that reflect state and national professional best practices.  

AccredNet Bylaws

On March 8, 2022 the AccredNet membership voted unanimously to formally approve the bylaws.

Please click here to download the bylaws.

AccredNet Leadership

Harry J. Delgado (Ed.S) – Chair

Harry J Delgado, Ed.S. is the Accreditation Program Director of for the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police. In this capacity Mr. Delgado directs, plans, organizes, and coordinates all accreditation programs, of the New Jersey State Association Chiefs of Police Accreditation Law Enforcement Accreditation Programs, and the New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission.

As the elected Presiding Chair of AccredNet Provides leadership as a member of the AccredNet leadership team to ensure cooperation and communication amongst states with accreditation programs.   

Served as Adjunct Faculty member at Mercer County Community College, Brookdale Community College, Fairleigh Dickinson University. Member of the New Jersey Association of Criminal Justice Educators.

Mr. Delgado has a Master of Arts degree (MA) in Human Resource Management and an Education Specialist Degree (Ed.S) in Education Leadership Management policy, Administration and Supervision.

Max Westbrook – Vice Chair

Max Westbrook is a native of Austin, Texas and started his career in law enforcement in 1983.  Max joined the Austin Police Department in 1985 and retired after 25-years of service to take a chief’s position at a state agency.  Max is a graduate of the FBINA (224), APD’s West Point Leadership Academy, The Leadership Command College (LEMIT), The Drug Unit Commander’s Academy (DEA), and holds a master’s degree in criminal justice (Summa Cum Laude). 

For the past seven years, Max has had the honor of being the director of the Texas Police Chiefs Association Best Practices Recognition Program, and as a consultant, Max and his business partner conduct a wide variety of consultative support for various Texas governmental entities.      

Neal A. Rossow (MS) – Treasurer

Neal is currently the Director of Professional Development for the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police.  He was responsible for creating the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Program and is the program director. 

Neal started his police career in 1978 as a patrol officer with the Marine City Police Department for three years.  He retired as the Chief of Police for the Flat Rock (MI) Police Department in 2014.  He was appointed as chief in 2008.  In 2006, he retired after 25 years of service as the Captain of Support Services with the Port Huron (MI) Police Department. 

Mr. Rossow holds a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Wayne State University.  He is a graduate of FBI National Academy (Session 212) and the Northwestern University Traffic Institute School of Police Staff and Command (Class 86).

He was an adjunct faculty member at the St. Clair County Community College from 1989 until 2021.  He continues to be an instructor, a presenter and keynote speaker at numerous national and state conferences.

Neal was a member of the United States Air Force (1973-1976) and received an Honorable Discharge.

Chief Rossow is married to Diana, a retired police sergeant from Port Huron PD.  They have three adult sons. 

Jennifer Jacques – Secretary

Jennifer Jacques joined the Florida Accreditation Office in January 2020. Jennifer brings over 10 years of accreditation manager and assessor experience. She began her career with the Florida Department of Transportation, Office of Motor Carrier Compliance in 2006 and officially became the Accreditation Manager in 2008. In 2011, FDOT merged with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles where she became the Accreditation Manager in the Office of the Inspector General.

Then in 2012, she became the Accreditation Manager for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, Bureau of Law Enforcement, Office of the Chief where she was instrumental in the revision of the Bureau’s policy manual, as well as ensuring the Bureau maintained compliance with the standards set forth by the Commission to achieve reaccredited status in 2013, 2015, and 2018. She was an active Executive Board member with the Florida Police Accreditation Coalition for ten years serving in the role of Secretary. She has been an active participant with the State Law Enforcement Chiefs Association (SLECA). She became a Certified Accreditation Professional (CAP) in 2020. She graduated the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Advanced Leadership Program in January of 2022.

She has three children, enjoys volunteering at her children’s schools, active in her son’s Cub Scout Den, enjoys reading, enjoys family time, and she has a general Associates of Arts from Tallahassee Community College and is actively pursuing her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Public Administration.