The Operations Division (sometimes referred to as the Patrol Division
or Uniform Division) is the largest and most visible area of the Police
Department. This division, commanded by the ‘Captain of Operations’ is
responsible for handling all calls for service within the Township.
These calls include but are not limited to burglar and fire alarms,
domestic violence reports, assaults, robberies, motor vehicle
accidents, medical aid calls, traffic enforcement, welfare checks and
Operations personnel are divided into six squads. Each
staffed with a Lieutenant (Squad Commander) a Sergeant (Road Supervisor)
and five Patrol Officers.
Personnel assigned to the operations division work a set 4
and 4 schedule consisting of four 10 and ¾ hour shifts followed by
four consecutive days off. Officers are assigned to shifts based on
seniority and remain on that shift for a one - year period.
The Operations Division also oversees the Traffic Bureau.
Officers assigned to the Traffic Bureau work a 4 and 3 schedule
consisting of four 9 and ½ hour shifts followed by three consecutive
days off. Officers in the Traffic Unit serve at the discretion of the
Police Chief and Operations Commander.