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.
Effective Wednesday October 18, 2023, all Colts Neck Township Police Department functions will be relocated to the new municipal building located at 1 Veterans Way Colts Neck NJ. (For GPS directions, you may need to use the old address of 124 Cedar Drive as the road was recently renamed). Our reception window will be located in the first floor lobby and all in-person police business, including filing reports and obtaining copies of reports, will occur in our new location. All police phone numbers for emergency and non-emergency assistance will remain the same.
Please click here for an important Press Release from the Colts Neck Police Department regarding vehicle thefts and burglaries.
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
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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
Colts Neck Township Police Department 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.
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.
|COLTS NECK TOWNSHIP|
|Data is based on the 2020 Census Count||POPULATION||CURRENT SWORN OFFICERS TOTAL||CURRENT SWORN OFFICERS FEMALE|
|RACE / ETHNICITY||#||%||#||%||#||%|
|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%|
|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%|
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.
- The reporting form can be found at: