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LITTLE EGG HARBOR POLICE DEPARTMENT

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OFFICE OF THE CHIEF

GREETING FROM THE CHIEF OF POLICE: RICHARD J. BUZBY, JR.

ON BEHALF OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE LITTLE EGG HARBOR POLICE DEPARTMENT, I WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME YOU TO OUR WEBSITE. THE LITTLE EGG HARBOR POLICE DEPARTMENT IS A PROGRESSIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY SERVING A YEAR-ROUND POPULATION OF 20,000 RESIDENTS OVER AN AREA OF APPROXIMATELY 50 SQUARE MILES. LITTLE EGG HARBOR IS A BEAUTIFUL COMMUNITY LOCATED ON THE NEW JERSEY SHORE. AN EXCELLENT PLACE TO LIVE, WORK AND SHOP, LITTLE EGG HARBOR AND ITS POLICE DEPARTMENT WORK TOGETHER TO KEEP THE AREA CLEAN AND SAFE FOR ALL. THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS A MODERN AGENCY HOUSED IN A WELL EQUIPPED POLICE HEADQUARTERS LOCATED IN THE MUNICIPAL COMPLEX AT 665 RADIO ROAD, LITTLE EGG HARBOR.

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE. WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF ADDING PICTURES AND OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST TO SHOW MORE ABOUT THE OFFICERS AND CIVILIANS OF THE DEPARTMENT AS WELL AS THE EQUIPMENT THAT HELPS US PERFORM OUR JOB.

FEEL FREE TO STOP IN WHEN YOU’RE IN THE AREA. TOURS CAN BE ARRANGED IF SCHEDULED IN ADVANCE BY CALLING 609-296-3666  AND SPEAK WITH THE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CHIEF.

AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE LEHPD.


Please Click Here to Read the Article Posted in The Police Chief Magazine about Law Enforcement’s Response to Natural Disasters written by Chief Richard J. Buzby Jr.

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DEPARTMENT HISTORY

Our History

From as early as the late 1600’s, protection for the rural inhabitants of Little Egg  Harbor and its surrounding areas was dependent upon watchmen, constables and  later the county sheriff and his deputies. In 1921 The New Jersey State Police were  created, and assumed the primary law enforcement duties of the then rural  township. This continued through the late 1960’s although, there are some records  that indicate that Little Egg Harbor intermittently employed part-time special  police officers. The Little Egg Harbor Police Department was officially created on  December 17th, 1973. At first, the department did not have a permanent home, and  relied on police cars donated from other larger neighboring agencies. At times the  department was operating out of the home of Elkenny Pullen, the first Chief of  Police, and later out of West Tuckerton Fire House on Route 9.  In 1975, a new township building was built, and the Police Department  moved into the basement “on a temporary basis” until a dedicated Police  Department facility could be built. As the population of the area grew, so did the Police  Department. In 2004, after 30 years in the basement of 7 Gifford Road, the Little  Egg Harbor Police Department moved into one full wing of the new  Administrative Justice Complex.

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INVESTIGATIVE DIVISION

Detectives

 

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Patrol Unit

Patrol Commander

Lieutenant Jeff Martin Ext 160

The patrol division is the back bone of the police department and consists of 24 assigned officers. The patrol division is made up of four squads working 12 hour shifts. Each squad is supervised by a sergeant and there is a lieutenant in charge of the entire patrol division.

The patrol division is responsible for answering all calls for service including:

  • Domestic Violence Disputes
  • Neighborhood Disputes
  • Juvenile Problems
  • Suspicious Vehicles / Persons
  • Crime in Progress Calls
  • Residential / Commercial Alarms
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • First Aid / Fire Calls
  • Animal Complaints
  • Theft / Burglary Complaints
  • All Community Policing Issues

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ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION

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Records

The personnel in the Little Egg Harbor Records Division are responsible for the processing and filing of the majority of the paperwork generated along with forwarded documents from outside agencies to the Police Department. Such items include thousands of incident and arrest reports, restraining orders, fingerprint cards and several other legal documents.

The Records Division is located at 665 Radio Road, inside the lobby of the Little Egg Harbor Administrative Justice Complex and is open to the public Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM.

Records can be obtained via mail or at the office window after a “Right to Public Records Form” has been completed.

It is highly recommended that you call the Records Division at 609-296-3666 Ext. 103 or 104 ahead of time to arrange the pick up of the requested documents.

The exact cost of the obtained records is determined by a Township Resolution and can be explained by any member of the Records Department.

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Municipal Court

The Municipal Court handles traffic violations, ordinance violations, petty and disorderly offenses, marine police violations, fish & game violations, forestry & park violations, weights & measures complaints.

All indictable charges are accepted for filing in the Municipal Court and Forwarded to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.

FINES

Fines can be paid with cash, check, money order or credit card. Checks and money orders should be made payable to:

LITTLE EGG HARBOR MUNICIPAL COURT

If paying by mail, contact the court at (609)296-7241, Ext. 300, for the amount of the fine.

PLEADING & LEGAL REPRESENTATION

If you wish to plead not guilty, contact the court prior to the court date that appears on the summons.

If you retain the services of an attorney, have the attorney send this court a letter of representation.

If you wish to apply for the services of a public defender, you must appear on the court date listed on the summons.

SUMMONS

If you should change you address or the address listed on the summons is not correct, it is your responsibility to notify the court so that a warrant is not issued for your non-appearance.

CITIZEN COMPLAINTS

Citizen complaints are taken Monday to Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. You will need to know what charges you wish to file. If you are not sure, you should consult an attorney. The court personal cannot give you legal advise.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Current Opportunities

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ANNUAL SUMMARY REPORTS

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PHONE TREE

TOWNSHIP OF LITTLE EGG HARBOR ADMINISTRATIVE JUSTICE COMPLEX

665 Radio Road

(609) 296-7241

Municipal Court ( Little Egg Harbor Township & Eagleswood Township )

(609) 296-7241

Ext: 300, 301, 302, 303 & 304

Fax (609) 294-1068

Animal Control Officer

(609) 296-0675

Township Administration

(609) 296-7241

Ext 220 or 235

Fax (609) 294-3040

Zoning & Code Enforcement ( Property Maintenance Complaints - Variances )

– Zoning Officer

(609) 296-7241 Ext 616

– Code Enforcement Officer

(609) 296-7241 Ext 615

Department of Public Works

(609) 296-3600

Fax (609) 294-0746

Tax Collector's Office

(609) 296-7241

Ext: 240, 241, 242 & 243

Fax (609) 296-8516

Tax Assessor's Office

(609) 296-7241

Ext: 244, 245, 246 & 247

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CONTACT US

DIRECTIONS

665 RADIO RD, LITTLE EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP NEW JERSEY, 08087

PHONE & SOCIAL MEDIA

EMERGENCY: DIAL 9-1-1

NON-EMERGENCY: (609)-296-3666, Ext. 0

POLICE RECORDS: (609)-296-3666, Ext. 103 / Fax- (609)-296-4025

MUNICIPAL COURT: Phone- (609)296-7241, Ext. 300 / Fax- (609)294-1068

CONFIDENTIAL TIP LINE: (609)-294-3030

POLICE DEPARTMENT FAX: (609)-812-1069

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