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2018 National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference

The 2018 National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference was held July 16th-21st, at Purdue University in West Lafayette Indiana. The event is a bi-annual conference in which over 2,200 explorers from around the country get to compete in various events, and network with each other. The Toms River Police Explorer post #137 attended with 8 explorers [...]

By | 2018-08-17T00:30:16+00:00 August 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2018 National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference

July 2018 News

We have some exciting things going on here at the Toms River Police Department. This month we honored our retirees, Officer Frank Bopp, Officer Mark DeGrandis and Officer David Lazaro. We welcomed our newest officer, Officer Henry Farnkoph III. And we honored Sergeant Daniel Sysol and Officer Christopher Raia (Ret.) with Life Saving Awards, Officer [...]

By | 2018-07-31T21:12:40+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on July 2018 News

Bigs in Blue at Blue Claws

We are proud to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County for our Bigs in Blue program. Click here for more information

By | 2018-08-17T00:19:12+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bigs in Blue at Blue Claws

Lemonade Anyone?

Officer Gambardella stopped today to cool off with some delicious lemonade at this adorable lemonade stand on Lakehurst Road. If you’re in the area of Lakehurst Road and need a cold drink, stop and see Cassidy! Thank you Cassidy!

By | 2018-08-17T00:05:10+00:00 July 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lemonade Anyone?

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…

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