Monroe Township Police Department

  • Agency: Monroe Township Police Department
  • Address: 3 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Township, 08831 NJ
  • Chief: John Kraivec (Chief of Police)
Phone: 732-521-0222

Monroe Township Police Department is located at 3 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Township, 08831 NJ. The Chief of Police of the department is John Kraivec. The Monroe Township Police Department phone number is 732-521-0222.

Monroe Township Police Department News

Chief McKeown would like to say THANK YOU to his officers and employees of the Monroe Township Police Department for their continued dedication to the residents and visitors of Monroe Township. If you happen to see a police officer today, say “thank you” and you’ll see an amazing thing happen. A smile!

A safety message from our co-workers in Emergency Management...

Although Elsa said that "The cold never bothered me anyway," it sure is bothering all of us! As this arctic cold front continues to hold our area hostage, we’d be remiss if we didn’t remind our residents of some cold weather safety tips both for at home and when you’re in the car. Temperatures are expected to plunge at the end of the week with Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights hitting the single digits. This type of cold could be deadly if you find yourself broken down. So make sure you’re prepared if you’re traveling this weekend. Here we go: If you're out and about: -Make sure your car has plenty of fuel -Keep blankets in your vehicle -Fully charge your phone -Bring water and dry snacks in case you break down or get stuck in traffic -Top off your washer fluid to keep windows clear of salt -Tell friends and family your travel route and planned time of arrival—in the event you break down or crash, they can notify police At home: -Check your home heating fuel -Check on elderly neighbors -Limit outdoor activities, especially for children, the elderly, and pets -Ears, nose, cheeks, fingers and toes are most susceptible to frostbite: Keep them covered -Dress in layers And finally: BRING YOUR PETS INSIDE! IF YOU’RE COLD, SO ARE THEY! Be safe Township of Monroe!

The Monroe Township Police Department and the Williamstown Fire Department responded to the Williamstown High School today at 1041 am hours for a fire alarm. A sprinkler head in the ‘C’ wing of the building malfunctioned. The cause of the malfunction is under investigation. The students and staff were evacuated and sent to the Willamstown Middle School. The ‘C’ wing is currently closed to clean up the water but the remainder of the school is safe.

Have you looked out the window lately? That white stuff all over the ground is slippery! Although it came a few days late for a “White Christmas,” we hope that you drive slow, drive safe and get to your destination alive! There have been increased calls for service throughout the day, including many crashes. We are still expecting 1-3” of snow before this is over around 6PM! So enjoy it, dress warm and remember that our animal friends get cold too, take them inside in frigid temps! #snowday #staywarm #codeblue

Although Santa may be on a different continent right now, he will be here soon enough! So remember, he’s knows when you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake. Drive safe tonight and use a designated driver or apps like Uber or Lyft! Chief McKeown, the employees and officers at the Monroe Township Police Department would like to wish all of you a Merry and SAFE Christmas! Track Santa below!

From our OEM partners...

Impaired driving is one of the most often committed crimes, randomly killing someone in America every 30 minutes and nearly 50 people a day. That means you, your family or friends are just as likely to be innocent victims. This is why the Monroe Township Police Department is putting additional "Highly Visible Enforcement" patrols on the roads from now until January 1, 2018. As a recipient of the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," our officers will not be giving warnings. Our message is simple -- Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over violators can lose their licenses, time from their jobs, and lose money in high fines and court costs as well as face imprisonment for repeat offenses, assault and vehicular manslaughter. Don't risk it. If you plan to drive, don't drink. So drive smart this holiday season. Choose a sober designated driver before partying. If not, use any of the links below to download apps for Uber or Lyft to get you back home safely. If you see an impaired driver this holiday season, CALL US! We like to hear from you. Dial 911 or our non-emergency line at (856) 728-0800.

Members of FOP Lodge 125 donated toys collected throughout the month during our toy drive to Our Lady of Peace this morning to be distributed to our community! Thank you to YOU, our community and our officers for all the donations! #servicebeforeself #communitypolicing #givingback #staycommitted

The Monroe Township Police Department would like to thank each and every resident that came outside today to greet Santa. We would also like to thank all of the VOLUNTEERS that made today happen. Members of the Williamstown Fire Company who were up cooking breakfast at 6:00. Members of the Monroe Township FOP Lodge 125 who also donated their time today to escort Santa around town. If your street was missed, we apologize. There are many many streets that need to be covered and not a lot of time to do every single one. For the ones that were reached, it was a pleasure to see the smiling faces on the young and the old. Thank you residents for making this a joyous time for our Officers and Fire Company Volunteers. We all look forward to doing this again next year.

Santa’s Coming! I know him! I know him! Yes, we actually do know the big guy! We are even happy to escort him around Monroe Township today with the Williamstown Fire Department! Have you seen him? Well take a picture and share it for all to see!

Santa will be in town tomorrow. He will be hitching a ride with the Williamstown Fire Company and kept safe by members from the Monroe Township FOP, who will escort the fire trucks throughout town. Keep an eye out starting at 8:00. Santa will be visiting neighborhoods and his helper elves will be handing out candy until 5:00pm. Stay tuned to social media for updated locations. If you see him, post him!!

Chief McKeown and the officers of the MTPD supporting and congratulating our newest officer. Taj Lumanog graduated from the 51st Class of the Gloucester County Police Academy. Congratulations Officer Lumanog and best of luck in your new carrier in law enforcement and with your new family at the Monroe Township Police Department,.

The Monroe Township Police Department would like to congratulate Detective Lester Harris III on his promotion to Sergeant. On December 11th, Detective Harris, standing before family, friends and co-workers, was sworn in as Monroe Township's newest sergeant. Mayor Teefy administered the oath of office and Chief John McKeown pinned on his badge. Sgt. Harris will be transferred to the patrol division where he will supervise a platoon. Congratulations Sgt. Harris on your promotion and best of luck in your new position

Gloucester County Code Blue Procedures are in effect. If you need warm shelter, please visit: Pfeiffer Community Center 301 Blue Bell Street Williamstown, NJ 08094 Tel: 856-728-1140 Open: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 9:00pm; Sat 9:00am - 4:00pm

On the evening of December 2nd around 7:00pm, a pedestrian was struck and killed on the Black Horse Pike. Chester Brodzik, a 65 man from Williamstown was struck while crossing the Black Horse Pike near Corkery Lane. Mr. Brodzik was in the westbound lane when he was struck by a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero, which remained on location after the crash. Mr. Brodzik was pronounced deceased on scene. Any witnesses to the crash are asked to contacted Patrolman Matt Shipley, 856-728-9800 x578 or Monroe Township Police investigated the crash with assistance from Williamstown Fire Co., Monroe Township Ambulance, Inspira Paramedics and the Gloucester County Medical Examiners Office

Chief John McKeown, the officers and employees would like to wish everyone a happy, and safe, holiday season!

The Monroe Township Police Department would like to congratulate Lieutenant Dailey, Sergeants Monahan, Montone, Tomasetto, and Dehart along with Patrolman Pease on their promotions. Chief John McKeown introduced the officers and Mayor Dan Teefy administered the oath of office during a ceremony held before the Township’s regular Council meeting. Lt. David Dailey was promoted to the rank of Captain where he will oversee the Patrol Division. Sergeant Craig Monahan, Sergeant Fran Montone and Sergeant Tomasetto were promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and they will be assigned to the Patrol Division. Sergeant DeHart was also promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and will remain the Deputy OEM Coordinator. Patrolman Andy Pease was promoted to the rank of Sergeant where he will be assigned to the Patrol Division. Congratulations Officers on well-deserved promotions and best of luck in your new positions.

Annual Toy Drive

Chief John McKeown, the officers and employees of the Monroe Township Police Department wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving filled with family, thanks and lots of stuffing. Don't forget the dessert! Remember, drive safe! If you have been drinking, there are Uber and Lyft drivers readily available to transport you to your destination!

**PLEASE SHARE** Time to lace up those detective shoes and help us solve a crime! The Monroe Township Police Department is seeking YOUR assistance (yes you, don’t look around…I am talking to you) in identifying a suspect wanted for a robbery that took place at the Rack’s Bar & Grill in Williamstown, NJ. On the evening of November 14, 2017, the pictured male entered the bar and announced a robbery. The bartender turned over the proceeds of the register and he left without trying the wings. The male is described as a light skinned black male, approximately 6’4” tall, weighing approximately 270 pounds. The male had light facial hair wearing a beanie hat, grey hoodie and a black Eagles Jersey (THIS IS UNIQUE!) with #58 Bradley on the back and #55 up front. If you have any information in relation to this incident, you can call Det. Kevin Bielski at (856) 728-9800 x516 or the Gloucester County Emergency Response Center at (856) 728-0800. If you wish to report your tips anonymously, you can call our crime tips hotline at (856) 875-2940 or by email at EMERGENCY? Dial 911! Please LIKE and SHARE!