The primary mission of the Operations Division is to provide all necessary police and public safety services to the Township of Aberdeen, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Operations Division is comprised of uniformed police officers in marked patrol vehicles and is often referred to as the "backbone" of a police department. Within the Operations Division, there is one Division Commander, staffed by:
- 1 Captain
- 1 Lieutenant
- 7 Sergeants
- 28 Police Officers
- 2 Class II Officers
The Operations Division is the largest division within the department and includes:
- Patrol Unit
- Traffic Safety Unit
- School Resource Officer
The patrol function is carried out by two platoons of police officers. Each platoon is supervised by three sergeants.
Traffic Safety Unit
The Traffic Safety Unit is supervised by a sergeant and consists of four officers and fourteen school crossing guards.
The Traffic Safety Unit is responsible for:
- Planning, analysis and coordination of traffic safety-related issues
- Routine and targeted traffic enforcement
- Traffic safety education
- Traffic engineering
- Accident investigation and reconstruction
Members of this unit have extensive training in motor vehicle enforcement (violations of NJ Title 39 motor vehicle laws, DWI enforcement) as well as crash investigations.
Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team
Members of this unit also work closely with the Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team (SCART) during the investigation of any serious motor vehicle crash that occurs within the Township of Aberdeen, particularly one involving serious bodily injury, criminal charges or a fatality. The Unit is proud to have one of the officers currently assigned to SCART as well.
Traffic Concerns Hotline
The Traffic Safety Unit monitors a hotline that residents may call to leave information or voice concerns about traffic-related issues. Residents may dial 732-583-4200, ext. 221.
Traffic Safety Programs
Officers are available to present traffic safety programs to schools and community groups.:
- Pedestrian Safety - Motorists in New Jersey must stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk
- Child Safety Seats
- Alcohol Awareness/DWI
- Motorcycle Safety
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.)
The Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District, in conjunction with the Aberdeen Police Department, is presenting a drug and alcohol abuse education program at your child's elementary school.
The primary emphasis of the program is to assist students in recognizing and resisting pressures that influence them to experiment with drugs and alcohol. The curriculum is presented by a uniformed police officer and will cover such topics as how to say no to peers, building self-esteem and alternatives to drug use and violence.