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Welcome to Police Camp…

Today we had our youth camp graduation for Class #4. It was an amazing week for all of the children as well as the instructors. To see the growth in just one week is awesome! We’d like to send a special thank you to everyone who was involved in putting this amazing experience together!   [...]

By | 2018-08-17T00:10:02+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Welcome to Police Camp…


  The Toms River Police Department is investigating a theft of mislaid property.  The theft occurred in the parking lot of a local establishment on July 4, 2018.  We are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the pictured individuals.  If you have any information regarding their identities please contact Det. Louis Santora at 732-349-0150 x [...]

By | 2018-08-01T19:58:38+00:00 July 11th, 2018|BE ON THE LOOK OUT|Comments Off on WANTED FOR THEFT


    Sometime after midnight on July 5th, an unknown white male entered the Shell Gas Station located at Routes 9 & 571. The suspect brandished a hand gun and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk complied with his demands and the suspect was able to leave with an undetermined amount of cash from [...]

By | 2018-07-11T03:17:57+00:00 July 5th, 2018|BE ON THE LOOK OUT|Comments Off on WANTED FOR ARMED ROBBERY


We are attempting to identify the pictured female who allegedly used stolen credit cards to purchase in excess of $2,000.00 worth of items, including gift cards, from Target on Hooper Ave in Toms River. Anyone with information should contact Detective Jen Grob at 732-349-0150 x1319 or by email at All calls are kept confidential. [...]

By | 2018-07-11T03:17:25+00:00 June 27th, 2018|BE ON THE LOOK OUT|Comments Off on WANTED FOR STOLEN CREDIT CARDS

Operation Brain Freeze

Operation Brain Freeze is underway and will continue until September 2nd! Bicycle safety saves lives and prevents injury. We love to reward the children of our community for obeying the law. This summer our officers will be “ticketing“ children who obey bicycle safety laws and are wearing their bike helmets. Every “ticket” is for an [...]

By | 2018-07-06T18:59:00+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Operation Brain Freeze

Runaway Horse

  Here's something that we don't see every day in Toms River - a runaway horse. While on patrol, Officer Inglis observed a horse running north on Massachusetts Ave in the area of Route 70 without its owner. Several attempts were made to stop the horse but were unsuccessful. The horse continued east on Route [...]

By | 2018-08-17T00:14:23+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Runaway Horse

MADD Annual Award Breakfast

The Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MAAD) annual award breakfast honors the top 700 cops out of the 34,000 in the state in DWI arrests. Congratulations to our very own Officer Robert Westfall and Officer Adam Koeppen for being nominated for awards this year. This is Officer Westfall’s 8th “Top Cop” award for having the most [...]

By | 2018-06-15T11:59:51+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on MADD Annual Award Breakfast

Police Ball 1941

If you were a Toms River/ Dover Township resident 77 years ago this month, in 1941, you would be polishing your shoes and pressing your best slacks. The Bay Shore Inn was hosting the 9th Annual Police Ball. For the bargain price of 50 cents you could hear the Rhythm Queens 12 piece all girl [...]

By | 2018-06-15T11:59:59+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Police Ball 1941

Rescued Fawn

This morning, Officer Jay Putkowski rescued a fawn who was stranded and vulnerable. Officer Putkowski gently wrapped the young deer with some towels and contacted the Wildlife Rescue Center. The deer is healthy and was named “Buck.” Officer Putkowski hopes to team up with wildlife official to help locate “Bucks” mother and reunite the family.

By | 2018-06-15T12:00:30+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Rescued Fawn

2018 Police Unity Tour

We would like to wish all officers participating in the 2018 Unity Tour a safe journey. Over 500 riders began their ride from New Jersey to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C this morning. Their hope is to bring awareness of Police Officers who have died in the line of duty and [...]

By | 2018-05-10T18:31:16+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2018 Police Unity Tour