Brigantine Police Department

  • Agency: Brigantine Police Department
  • Address: 1417 W Brigantine Ave, Brigantine , 08203 NJ
  • Chief: John Stone (Chief of Police)
Phone: 609-266-7414

Brigantine Police Department is located at 1417 W Brigantine Ave, Brigantine , 08203 NJ. The Chief of Police of the department is John Stone. The Brigantine Police Department phone number is 609-266-7414.

Brigantine Police Department News

**Found SURFBOARD** Yesterday a SURFBOARD was recovered on Brigantine Blvd near the Brigantine Bridge. It is believed that the board fell off a vehicle. If you are the owner of this surfboard, please contact Brigantine Police Department at (609) 266-7414.

The men and women of the Brigantine Police Department send their thoughts and prayers to Officer Rudolph of the Township of Hamilton Police Department as well as our best wishes for a speedy recovery. Please use your heads people. If you drink alcoholic beverages or use any other kind of substance that might impair your ability to drive, even just a little bit, THEN DON'T DRIVE! Not only is it against the law, you unnecessarily put innocent lives in danger with your poor and reckless decision making. For all of our Police Officers and other first responders out there, please be safe and our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

Please take 30 seconds to watch this video. Our officers and other first responders deserve to go home safely to their loved ones every day. We are still seeing too much non-compliance with the NJ “Move Over” law here in Brigantine. If you see flashing lights, SLOW DOWN and, when safe, move over!

🚨🚨Brigantine Police Officers Receive Facebook “Thank You” from a Member of the Community 🚨🚨 Yesterday (February 23, 2018) Officers Joseph Sweet and Corey Sprague responded to a call for a medical emergency while on-duty. Members of the Brigantine Fire Department arrived on scene shortly thereafter. The patient was given the necessary medical treatment on scene and was transported to the Emergency Room. Today, the patient’s husband posted publicly on Facebook thanking our officers as well as members of the Fire Department for their “professionalism, expertise, and empathy.” He further noted that our officers arrived on scene in a timely manner (less than one minute!) and that the Fire Department was right behind them. We are proud of the quick response and actions of Officers Sweet and Sprague and commend them for their hard work and dedication. We send a “job well done” to our Police and Fire Departments on this call. Your dedication and professionalism does not go unnoticed. Keep up the good work!! The men and women of the Brigantine Police Department respond to tens of thousands of calls for service each year, and this public “thank you” Officers Sweet and Sprague received is a testament of the high standards of professionalism, dedication, training, and expertise that we expect of our officers. Left: Officer Corey Sprague Right: Officer Joseph Sweet

Chief Bennett and the men and women of the Brigantine Police Department welcome Officer Julianna Rote to the rank and file of the department. Officer Rote started her career as an Officer with the Philadelphia Police Department where she was employed for two years. She was hired by the Brigantine Police Department and started the Basic Course for Police Officers at the Atlantic County Police Training Center in September 2017 and graduated today after an intense 23 weeks of physical, classroom, and practical training. Officer Rote finished her training in exemplary fashion. She was awarded 2nd overall academic average and was awarded for having the second highest firearms proficiency score (99.4). She also received the Don Sauder First Aid award and was recognized for her role throughout the academy as a squad leader. “I speak for the entire department when I say we are proud of Officer Rote’s accomplishments and look forward to seeing her accomplish more great things throughout her career here in Brigantine,” said Chief Jim Bennett. The Brigantine Police Department also congratulates Officer Kenneth Panas who received his full Police Training Commission certification at today’s ceremony. Officer Panas was employed as a special officer with the Brigantine Police Department for eight years and was recently sworn in as a full-time officer. He attended select classes throughout this academy class to complete his full certification, which he received today. Congratulations to all of the graduates of BCPO Class 19. May you all stay safe in the journey that is your new career in law enforcement.

****EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY**** The Brigantine Police Department is currently seeking candidates for Special Law Enforcement Officer (SLEO) Class I positions. This is a part-time, seasonal position during the summer months. In order to be considered, applicants must be: - At least 18 years of age and physically fit - Possess a valid driver's license - Have no criminal history or record - Be able to pass an extensive background investigation - Be able to pass a drug test - Be able to pass a psychological test Interested applicants must submit an application and resume to the Director of Personnel NO LATER THAN February 20, 2018. Applications can be located on the City of Brigantine website at **The Brigantine Police Department is an equal opportunity employer**

Motor vehicle burglaries have been reported in the areas of 12th Street South through 20th Street South. Lock your doors, and if you see anything suspicious please do not hesitate to call us!! See our previous post below for tips on how to not be a victim.....

The men and women of the Brigantine Police Department wish Chief Jim Bennett a very Happy Birthday today. If you see him or talk to him today, make sure you wish him the same! How old is he you may ask? Well, we keep that information in our “classified” files. All we know is there better be cake at work today......just saying, Chief. We hope Chief Bennett has a great birthday and many more years of health, happiness, and success. Thank you as always for your leadership and dedication, Chief!

Today we remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. May we all strive to live out his message by being the light that drives out the darkness, and having the strength and courage to love one another in order to drive out hate.

We are very proud of Dispatcher Melissa Lenhardt for going above and beyond the call of duty to help a family in our community in their time of need. We are also thankful to the members of the Brigantine community for their contributions and to the management at the La Samanna for their selflessness. Great job by all involved, and our best wishes go out to Cole’s family.

EMTs from the Brigantine Police Department, Brigantine Fire Department, and Brigantine Police/Fire Dispatch trained together today to keep their life saving skills sharp and their EMT certifications current. We do this so that we remain prepared to work together effectively during emergency responses.

We want to send a special "thank you" and also a "job well done" to our law enforcement partners at the Atlantic City Police Department and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force. Members of the Brigantine Police Department assisted with the culmination of this investigation and we were more than happy to help. We especially thank ACPD and the FBI for investigating these persons and subsequently ridding our island of dangerous drugs, specifically 6,400 bags of heroin and 210 grams of cocaine. McLean and Summers are currently WANTED PERSONS as indicated in ACPD's post. If you have any information about their whereabouts please contact police. It is worth mentioning that McLean's last known residence was here in Brigantine. If you see these WANTED persons, contact police immediately - DO NOT try to apprehend them yourself. Anyone with information about criminal activity to include the distribution of dangerous drugs as asked to contact the Brigantine Police Department Detective Bureau. Tips can be left anonymously. Persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

Despite what you may have heard, there is still a county wide travel ban in place. We don't know if or when it will be lifted. As soon as we get the official word, it will be shared. Thanks !

From the Governor.....

City offices will be closed tomorrow. As always, Brigantine Police Department and Fire Department will be open and full-service.