Police Department

What we do

It is the mission of the Colts Neck Police Department to provide superior law enforcement service while making our community the safest place for all to live, work, and visit.

This will be accomplished through a steadfast dedication to community service, an uncompromising concern for the welfare of all, and a Department dedication to continuous improvement. We will also work collaboratively to fulfill our Department’s paramount duty: the prevention and detection of crime, the apprehension and prosecution of criminals, and the relentless pursuit of justice.


**Important Notice**

Effective Monday May 18, 2020 all Colts Neck Township Police Department functions will be relocated to 1 Heritage Lane Colts Neck NJ (First Aid Squad Building). This move is to facilitate the demolition of our old Police and Court building and the anticipated construction of a new Township Municipal building. All police phone contact information will remain the same and our mailing address will continue to be 124 Cedar Drive Colts Neck NJ 07722. Any in person police business, including obtaining copies of reports, will be conducted at 1 Heritage Lane Colts Neck. All essential and emergency police functions will continue to operate without any interruptions during this transition.


**NOTICE**

Please click here for an important Press Release from the Colts Neck Police Department regarding vehicle thefts and burglaries.

PUBLIC NOTICE

As per New Jersey Attorney General Body Worn Camera Policy Section 4.1 Public Notice: The Colts Neck Township Police Department deploys Body Worn Camera (BWC) technology. The picture depicts how the BWC would be worn by our officers in the field. This message and picture will assist citizens in determining whether an officer is equipped with the BWC device.


Internal Affairs Reporting And Policies

Internal Affairs Instructions

Internal Affairs Report Form

Annual Internal Affairs Summary
2021
2020

Annual Major Discipline Report
2021
2020

Early Warning System Annual Report
2021

Early-Warning-System-Policy

Drug Screening Procedure

Open Public Records Act (OPRA):

To request Police Department records under the Open Public Records Act, please utilize the form linked as follows:  OPRA Form for Police Records


Related Links

Ordinance 2019-19 Firearms

Firearms Discharge Map (11-2019)

Frequently Asked Questions – firearms purchase and transporting, emergency management, etc.

FBI

NJ State Police

Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office

NJ Department of Law and Public Safety

Monmouth County  Special Needs Registry

NJ Sex Offender Registery

Recruitment Plan

GOALS and OBJECTIVES:

The goal of the Colts Neck Township Police Department Recruitment Plan is to attract qualified individuals to pursue a career with the Colts Neck Township Police Department.  The objective is to achieve an overall racial and gender composition of the department in comparison to the service population of the Township through the departments recruiting activities. This agency will make a good faith effort to meet specific goals for recruiting a diverse workforce, in terms of people of color and gender diversity. The goals and objectives will be accomplished through various recruitment activities listed in the Recruitment Activities section of this plan.

GENERAL:

The Colts Neck Township Police Department is subject to the provisions of New Jersey Statutes Annotated 40A:14-118, et seq. and municipal ordinance in all facets of the recruitment and selection process. The Chief of Police is responsible for the Recruitment Plan.

Colts Neck Township is an equal opportunity employer in all facets of the personnel process.

CURRENT DEMOGRAPHICS:

COLTS NECK TOWNSHIP
Data is based on the 2020 Census Count  POPULATION CURRENT SWORN OFFICERS           TOTAL CURRENT SWORN OFFICERS FEMALE
RACE / ETHNICITY # % # % # %
WHITE 8,469 85% 21 91% 1 4%
BLACK or AFRICAN AMERICAN 105 1% 0 0% 0 0%
HISPANIC – ANY RACE 614 6% 0 0% 0 0%
AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKA NATIVE 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
ASIAN 495 5% 2 9% 0 0%
NATIVE HAWAIIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER 1 <1% 0 0% 0 0%
SOME OTHER RACE ALONE 42 <1% 0 0% 0 0%
POPULATION OF TWO OR MORE RACES 231 2% 0 0% 0 0%
TOTAL 9,957 100% 23 100% 1 4%

RECRUITMENT ACTIVITIES:

Activity #1: Identify and maintain contact with local minority organizations and social support groups including, but not limited to educational, religious, ethnic, racial, and gender-based organizations.

Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide recruitment brochures and materials to educational, religious, ethnic, racial, and gender-based organizations.
  • Attend career fairs in the Monmouth County School District.
  • Draft, print, and distribute informational brochures that may attract qualified candidates to the agency.
  • Make maximum use of the Colts Neck Township website to attract qualified candidates to the agency.
  • The following information should prove useful when participating in recruitment activities:
  • Recruitment/informational brochures
  • Agency organizational chart
  • Current contractual agreements
  • Training catalogs
  • Demographic data
  • General Employment Applications

Activity #2: Solicit interested candidates from the local police academies who are enrolled or graduates of the Alternate Route or Class II Special Officer Training program.

Activity #3: Advertise on the Colts Neck Township Police Department’s Facebook page and other social media platforms, as well as any other appropriate media market, for persons meeting eligibility requirements.

ANNUAL REVIEW, EVALUATION AND REPORTING

  • The Chief of Police, or designee, shall conduct an annual review of the Recruitment Plan and shall include, but not limited to, performing an annual agency demographic review, determining whether any substantial disparities have been reduced, and if need be, revising the Recruitment Plan accordingly if the goals and objectives are not met.
  • J.S.A. 52:17B-4.10 et seq requires that each law enforcement agency must report certain law enforcement applicant data annually by January 31st for the preceding year. The data required to be reported is listed in the New Jersey Attorney General Guideline “Promoting Diversity in Law Enforcement Recruiting and Hiring” in Paragraph III.

https://www.nj.gov/oag/dcj/agguide/directives/ag-Guidelines-Diversity-in-LE-Recruiting-and-Hiring.pdf

  • The reporting form can be found at:

https://www.nj.gov/oag/dcj/agguide/directives/Appendix-A.xlsx

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