Police Detective/ID Bureau
The Old Bridge Township Police Department Detective Bureau is responsible for follow-up on all crimes reported within Old Bridge Township. The Detectives also work with surrounding towns and outside agencies such as the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, New Jersey State Police, FBI, IRS and Secret Service. Many times a case will be solved after the completion of a multi-jurisdictional effort. The Detective Bureau's workload is divided into various sections as indicated below:
- Burglary & Thefts
- Stolen Vehicles
- Sex Offenses
- Computer Crimes
- Fraud & Forgery
- Vice Crimes
- Liquor Laws
- Cold Cases
The Old Bridge Township Police Department Juvenile Aid Bureau is responsible for the follow-up on all delinquent acts where juveniles are listed as suspects or victims. The Juvenile Detectives also work with surrounding towns and outside agencies such as the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, DYFS, Crisis Intervention, Missing Persons Unit of the Middlesex County Sheriff's Department, as well as the schools in our community. The Juvenile Aid Bureau has a workload which is divided into various sections as indicated below:
- Missing Persons
- Sex Offenses
- Internet Crimes
- Juvenile Offenses
- Exploited Children
The Old Bridge Township Police Department will no longer fingerprint applicants for non-criminal background checks. The New Jersey State Police have implemented the non-criminal justice applicant live scan program. The state vendor, Sagem Morpho, Inc., will process fingerprint requests for volunteer firearms licensing, alcohol beverage control licensing, local ordinances and for paid full or part-time firemen who require fingerprint-based criminal background checks.
The Police Department Records Bureau will continue to process applications for Firearms Identification Cards, permits to purchase a handgun, local Township Ordinance permits and Alcohol Beverage Licenses. The Records Bureau personnel will supply applicants with a Sagem Morpho, Inc. fingerprinting form upon submission of an application. The form contains complete instructions on how to schedule an appointment for fingerprinting. Appointment scheduling with Sagem Morpho, Inc. is available via the website at www.bioapplicant.com/nj
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: The Identification Unit will continue to provide fingerprinting for the following: Individuals who supply a Federal fingerprint card requesting a background check for Federal purposes and non-New Jersey (out of state) background checks, Old Bridge Township volunteer firefighters, first aid members and domestic violence volunteer team members - Fingerprinting for Old Bridge residents only. No exceptions will be made. For appointments, contact the Identification Unit at (732) 721-5600, Ext. 3090. The fees for fingerprinting are as follows: Old Bridge Residents - $5.00 (cash only)
School Resource Officers
The School Resource Officer program is a nationally accepted program involving the placement of sworn Law Enforcement Officers in an educational environment. This proactive strategy is designed to bring prevention and intervention into the schools. The SRO program is a form of community-oriented policing concerned about safety, security and order in the schools.
The School Resource Officer may be reached at 732-290-3901, Ext. 7235.
L.E.A.D. Program (Law Enforcement Against Drugs)
In 1991, the D.A.R.E. program was introduced to the Township school district to inform students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. To date, more than 8,000 students have participated and graduated from this program.
In 2015, the program was changed to L.E.A.D., the acronym for "Law Enforcement Against Drugs". The LE.A.D. program follows the Too Good for Drugs curriculum.
Instructor training for L.E.A.D.. is conducted by mentors and educators throughout the State. The training course is an 80 hour certification program. Certification is maintained by instructing a minimum of one core curriculum of sixteen lessons each year. L.E.A.D. instructors receive continuing education through in-service training, classroom management, drug and alcohol education and lesson enhancement.
The Too Good for Drugs curriculum
is not a cure-all. It is one component of a student's education in developing good decision-making skills.
For more information on the L.E.A.D. program, please contact Det. Patrick D'Onofrio at (732) 721-5600, Ext. 3170 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Capt. Peter LoPresti
Phone: (732) 721-5600, Ext. 3420
Fax: (732) 607-7929