The Patrol Division is the backbone of the department and is responsible for routine patrol coverage, all calls for service, and initial emergency response within the 44 square miles of Jefferson Township that extends from the tip of Route 80 out to Route 23, covering approximately 200 miles of roads within its borders.
The Patrol Division is the largest and most visible part of the department and is primarily responsible for initial investigations, routine motor vehicle accident investigations, traffic enforcement and all emergency calls. Patrol Officers are responsible for warrant service and assist the Detective Bureau on search warrant executions.
In addition to the main police headquarters on Weldon Road in Oak Ridge, the patrol officers can also be found periodically manning the Police Substation located just inside the entrance of the Pathmark Supermarket on Route 15 South, Woodport, in the Lake Hopatcong section of town.
During the Spring and Summer months, the Patrol Division's motor patrol is supplemented with our Community Services' bicycle patrol unit comprised of specially trained officers from the each squad in the Patrol Division and all of our Community Services officers.
The Patrol Division averages 1,000 calls for service and issues approximately 400 summonses each month.
At the present time, the Patrol Division consists of two platoon Lieutenants, four squad Sergeants, four Corporals and 15 Police Officers. Each squad consists of 6 officers, and one squad is working at any given time. Click here to see our Department Organizational Chart.
Platoon 1 Commander is Lieutenant William Anderson. He can be reached by calling (973) 208-6158 or you may email him by clicking on his email link on our Contact Information page.
Platoon 2 Commander is Lieutenant Sean Conrad. He can be reached by calling (973) 208-6149 or you may email him by clicking on his email link on our Contact Information page.