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