The Administrative Division consists of a Division Captain and one Lieutenant. The Administrative Division oversees the Departmental Communications, Records, Internal Affairs, and the Detective Bureau.
In an emergency, dial 911.
Please do not call the police to inquire if school is closed due to weather. Check the MARSD website or call the MARSD at 732-705-4000.
The Communications Center is staffed by four full-time and two part-time dispatchers. A dispatcher is on duty 24-hours a day.
The Police Records Bureau is staffed by one full-time clerk and is open 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Monday through Friday, exclusive of holidays.
The Administrative Captain is in charge of reviewing and assigning complaints brought against our officers. The Administrative Captain oversees reporting quarterly reports to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, as well as end-of-year reports for Pursuits, Use of Force, Drug Testing, Early Warning System, and any Major Discipline.
The Detective Bureau is currently staffed by four detectives and one administrative assistant. The Bureau is responsible for the follow-up investigation of all crimes committed in the township. Members of the Bureau routinely work in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies, including the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, the FBI, the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, and the Treasury Department.
The Bureau is tasked with Megan's Law compliance, evidence retention, liquor license and firearms applicant investigations, and Uniform Crime Reporting. The Detective Bureau is also responsible for evidence retention/destruction and all firearms investigations.
The Neighborhood Watch Program is run by the Detective Bureau and consists of one Sergeant and 13 patrol officers. Each Neighborhood Watch Zone has one resident as the liaison, who acts as the direct line of communication between the community and the Police Department. The liaison directly communicates with the officer assigned to their respective zone.
We have quarterly meetings, which are open to the public and include guest speakers to discuss various topics. These meetings are currently virtual, via Zoom. We look forward to resuming in-person gatherings when precautions allow. Additionally, there is an individual Neighborhood Watch Facebook Page created through the Township. The goal of this page is to organize all of the groups and to ensure that the information is properly and efficiently dispersed to the public, including the members of the Neighborhood Watch. Click here for more information on the Neighborhood Watch.
Quality of Life Unit
The Quality of Life Unit is a specialized unit consisting of six patrol officers and one member of the Detective Bureau, who is the lead officer. This unit follows up on a variety of tips that come in such as those on narcotics, burglaries, and various other complaints that affect the residents' quality of life.
The Neighborhood Surveillance Program offers an opportunity for residents to privately register their ownership of personal home surveillance devices with the Police Department. This process and information are completely confidential. Residents with security cameras, video doorbells, or other forms of video surveillance, can have their contact information entered into the confidential database.