Officer of Professional Standards Bureau Commander
Under the supervison of Lieutenant Jason Siitonen, the Office of Professional Standards maintains direct oversight of the LEAD program, Police Explorers and Training Unit of the Evesham Police Department which is responsible for in-service training, roll call training and our field training program. Officers in the agency participate in continuing education programs and instruction on a daily basis as part of their career advancement and service to the community. Officers receive in-service training prepared by the Office of Professional Standards as well as attending sessions at outside agencies and police academies. The Evesham Police Department strives to provide our officers with the most updated, advanced and efficient means of receiving training on changes in law and procedures as well at the changes in society and the needs of the community.
Lieutenant Siitonen began his law enforcement career in 1997, serving with the following agencies: Sea Isle City Police, Gibbsboro Police, Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Phoenix (AZ) Police Department. Lieutenant Siitonen joined the Evesham Police Department in 2003, and has served in the following capacities: Patrol Officer, Detective, Intelligence Analyst, Patrol Sergeant, and Proactive Patrol Unit Supervisor. Lieutenant Siitonen attended LaSalle University and Rowan University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law/Justice.