The mission of the Berkeley Heights Police Department is to protect and serve all people without bias in an efficient and professional manner. We will enhance the quality of life while instilling a sense of security within the community.
Members of the Berkeley Heights Police Department are vigilant in their patrol efforts and aware of their role as national security agents to guard against terrorism in addition to their regular duties.
All members of the Department are aware of global concerns relating to terrorism and act locally to deter terrorist activity or crimes that contribute to terrorism. All members will seek to uncover suspicious activity, share, and coordinate information relating to such activity and be vigilant to protect critical infrastructure that could be vulnerable to attack.
Members of the Berkeley Heights Police Department are aware that the manner in which we conduct ourselves while providing law enforcement services affects the public perception of our professionalism.
Our mission is a contract with the citizens we are sworn to protect, as well as an affirmation of their trust. Each employee is charged with protecting and promoting the essential elements of this contract.
The Berkeley Heights Police Department exists to serve the community by protecting life and property; by preventing crime; by enforcing the laws, and by maintaining order for all citizens.
Central to our mission are the values that guide our work and decisions and help us contribute to the quality of life in the Township of Berkeley Heights.
Our values are characteristics or qualities of worth. They are non-negotiable. Although we may need to balance them, we will never ignore them for the sake of expediency or personal preference.
We hold our values constantly before us to teach and remind us, and the community we serve, of our ideals. They are the foundation upon which our policies, goals, and operations are built.
In fulfilling our mission, we need the support of citizens, elected representatives and township officials in order to provide the quality of service our values commit us to providing.
Berkeley Heights Police are hiring for the position of Full Time Police Officer. Applications are available online and at Berkeley Heights Police Headquarters starting May 8, 2023. Completed applications are due no later than December 29, 2023, at 4:00 pm. Please see the "Position Available" posting for qualifications and prerequisites.
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 2023
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. Applications for the 2023 program are available at police headquarters or by click the link below.
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