Our department consists of:
- Command Staff
- Patrol Division
- Support Services Division:
- Community Policing
- School Resource Officer
- Traffic Safety
- Internal Affairs Unit
- Communications Center
BHPD Youth Academy Canceled for 2021
The Police Youth Academy is an educational program developed by the Berkeley Heights Police Department focusing on the township’s young residents. This program is designed to provide positive interaction between the children of our community and the officers who serve them. The Academy emphasizes professionalism, teamwork, respect, and integrity in a disciplined learning environment. Instructors will cover military drill, physical training, self-defense training, classroom activities, and host presentations from various law enforcement agencies. The Police Youth Academy will also provide male and female participants with insight into a career in law enforcement.
Dispatch & School Crossing Guards
Our dispatch center and school crossing guards also operate under the purview of the police department. The dispatch center is now a shared service with Union County Police and responsible for receiving all 911 and non-emergency police-related calls, as well as police, fire and rescue squad dispatching.
Support of Governing Bodies
With the support of the governing body, this department is committed to meeting the highest level of professional standards. We believe we can accomplish this by not only investing in the latest equipment and technology, but by also investing in our officers and civilian support staff by providing them the best available training.
I am extremely proud of the professionalism of the men and women that make up this organization and their commitment to the community they serve.
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The mission of the Berkeley Heights Police Department is to protect life and property, enforce all State and local laws and ordinances, apprehend and prosecute violators and provide the finest quality of routine and emergency police services to the community we serve.
Members of the Berkeley Heights Police Department, both sworn and civilian, shall conduct themselves in a professional manner, treating all people with courtesy and respect and without bias or prejudice. We shall be judicious in the use of our authority, fair and compassionate when dealing with those we come in contact with, and shall divorce our personal feelings, emotions, and opinions from our decision-making while in the performance of our duties.
Members of the Berkeley Heights Police Department acknowledge that the public trust is sacred and that it must be earned and vigorously maintained by strict adherence to our mission statement and core values. We shall establish and foster strong relationships with all groups within our community in order to be both proactive and responsive to their needs, with the ultimate goal of enhancing the quality of life in the Township of Berkeley Heights.
Core values are the foundation of every law enforcement organization. They are the principles that all members accept and adhere to and which guide their conduct and actions throughout their careers. The core values of the Berkeley Heights Police Department are:
- Professionalism: In our actions
- Respect: For all citizens and each other
- Integrity: Truthful, honest and deserving of trust
- Dedication: To the organization and our duty
- Excellence: In everything we do