Kevin M. Craig
Chief of Police


1033 Weldon Rd
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849

973 697 1300 Police HQ
973 697 7230 Main Fax

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School Resource Officer (SRO)
In September of 1999, the Jefferson Twp. Police Department implemented a School Resource Officer Program in cooperation with the Jefferson Twp. Public Schools. 

The department applied for and received a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Policing, to help fund the program.

Jefferson Township High SchoolJefferson Township Middle School

 












The department applied for and received a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Policing, to help fund the program

The program provide an emphasis on the High School and Middle School, but also includes all five elementary schools, which are White Rock School, Milton School, Cozy Lake School on the Milton side of town, and Stanlick School and E.T. Briggs School on the Lake Hoaptcong side of town.  Some of the duties include student & parent assistance, provide & assist with school security, serve as an instructor for specialized programs which involve a wide range of topics such as DARE, crime prevention, criminal law, driver safety, drug & alcohol education and others upon request. The School Resource Officer works closely with the school administration to provide a safe environment that is conducive to learning.
 
Officer Joe Hale is currently assigned as the School Resource Officer, and he can be reached at Police HQ Office: 973-208-3620, High School Office: 973-697-3535 x5884.  You may also email Officer Hale by clicking on his email link on our Contact Information page.


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