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

Ok Monroe Township, time to order that Sherlock Holmes hat from Amazon you always wanted, because it’s time for you to shine. We need help in identifying this person. He’s a Flyers fan who enjoys the “retro hoodie” look. Give Det. Maute a call at (856) 728-9800 x582 or send him an email at if you know who he is. We just want to know where he bought that hoodie (we’re jumping on the Flyer’s bandwagon too!). The Monroe Township Police Department welcomes and appreciates all tips relating to criminal activity, those tips can be emailed to us at, or you can call our tip line at 856-875-2940.

Did you ever get the feeling that you accidentally took something that didn't belong to you? Mistakes happen, that is why we want to give this gentleman the opportunity to return another shoppers cell phone he took from the Walmart on March 3, 2018. If you know who this gentleman is, please let Det. Bielski know by calling (856) 728-9800 x516 or via email at Please feel free to share away!

Well, it is snowing! Multiple resources are working to keep everyone safe during this period of heavy snowfall. Just a few notes - the snow is forecast to end at 6PM. This snowfall occurring right now is the heaviest - and multiple calls for service are coming in. We are asking ALL non-emergency calls for service be held at this time. Calls will be handled in order of priority. If you are driving or planning on driving and can wait until after the snow passes - please do so. There have been many cars that have slid off the roadway, crashes and roadway hazards since the heavy snow began falling. If you must be out, please watch for debris and wires and there are not enough resources to address all the hazards at this time. The Monroe Township Emergency Operations Center is open and staffed for the remainder of this storm. If you need to contact emergency personnel for questions, please dial (856) 728-9800 x542. As a reminder, non-emergency calls can placed by calling (856) 728-0800. Emergencies dial 911! We thank you for your cooperation during this busy time!

Hey Monroe Township, did you get your milk and eggs yet? The State of NJ is in a State of Emergency! Your uniformed men and women in blue are prepared! A winter storm watch is in effect from 7PM this evening through tomorrow evening. The latest forecast is calling for 2-6” for our area (although that number is trending downwards). Depending on the conditions, please be smart when you leave your house. Bring extra clothes and any supplies if you were to break down or get stuck. (We know how weather forecasts go) The NJDOT issued an order to tow any disabled vehicles on state highways. This includes Route 322. All state offices are closed tomorrow as well. Finally, for all routine calls for service and minor crashes, please use the non-emergency line, 856-728-0800.

**PLEASE SHARE** We need your help! Do you know this fella? If so, please let him know he forgot to pay for an item at his recent visit to Buy Rite Liquors! We understand mistakes happen and would like to speak with him. If you could help us reconcile this mistake by providing the identity of this gentleman, please contact Det. Maiorano at (856) 728-9800 x236 or The Monroe Township Police Department welcomes and appreciates all tips relating to criminal activity, those tips can be emailed to us at, or you can call our tip line at 856-875-2940. We thank you in advance!

On March 2nd, a powerful Nor’easter moved through the Northeast. This storm quickly developed into a “Bomb Cyclone”. Rain, snow and powerful winds gusting over 50mph, ripped through the area. Starting in the afternoon hours and lasting well over 12 hours, harsh weather pounded our area. MTPD officers were inundated with calls. Preliminary totals indicate the offices handled over 160 calls for service which include 40+ for hazardous road conditions, 30+ for downed wires, at least 10 motor vehicle crashes, and numerous calls by concerned residents. A special thanks must be given to the dedicated VOLUNTEEERS from the Williamstown Fire Dept. and the Cecil Fire Dept. Both companies responded to over a combined 80+ calls for service. The dedication and commitment must not go unnoticed. Their assistance allowed MTPD officers that stayed late from the dayshift, that were called in early for night shift and the officers that came in on their days off, to clear scenes and respond to other calls. Power is still out in several area, and Atlantic City Electric is working hard to restore power. Thanks to the dedication and hard work from the officers on duty, and the tireless work by the volunteers from the Williamstown and Cecil Fire Departments, there was only one reported injury during the storm.

Chief McKeown and the officers of the Monroe Township Police Department are committed to the safety and security of the students and staff within Monroe Township School District. This is our #1 priority and we have instructed our officers to be visible at our schools during the opening and closing of the school day. We are also having our officers randomly walk through the schools to ensure an active and positive police presence. If we receive information on any type of threat or concern we will actively investigate that event to ensure our community is safe. Our K9 unit handlers may at times be walking their police trained partner inside or outside of the buildings, please maintain a safe distance if you should see this activity. We also are communicating with school administrators and teachers to engage with new ideas how to be more effective with our resources. Our commitment and dedication to school safety will not waiver and we encourage our community to be involved. If you see something or hear something suspicious please report it immediately. In case of an emergency dial 9 1 1 Non emergent call 856 728 0800

Mayor Teefy and Chief McKeown are proud of the five new officers that were sworn in tonight. Their families were there to support them as they take on a new challenge in life. Congrats and good luck!!

We are no "Ponch" from CHiPs (Our Traffic Safety Bureau is envious of the motorcycle boots and breeches though), but we do see many riders on two wheels out for this nice weather this week! Remember to SLOW DOWN, LOOK TWICE, and SAVE A LIFE! Please share with your Facebook friends and family!

Our partners at Gloucester County EMS (GCEMS) are participating in National Stop the Bleed Day, on March 31, 2018. They will be hosting two sessions of the Bleeding Control (B-Con) class, which will be free and open to the general public, all taught by GCEMS Instructors. Please see the details on the attached flyer & please feel free to share to save a life!

Monroe Township, Middlesex County, is currently investigating a school violence threat. This incident is not connected with any investigations in Monroe Township, Gloucester County. Any previous postings concerning Monroe Township public schools in Gloucester County have been investigated by the police department and dealt with by school officials in the appropriate manner. Again, it has been concluded that there is NO imminent threat to any students or staff within the district.

Last night a post was made on Facebook regarding a video on YouTube. The post referenced a video allegedly made by a Williamstown Middle School student and that the contents of that video contained threats of gun violence similar to what just occurred in Florida. There was also concern that the Monroe BOE had said nothing about it during a meeting. Officers of the Monroe Township Patrol Division and Detective Bureau investigated this post and discovered was made under a fake name. The identity of the poster was learned and interviews were conducted. At this time, there is NO CREDIBLE THREAT to students at the school. School Officials are aware of the incident.

​On 2/14/2018, after an exhaustive search, members of the Monroe Township Police Department, Gloucester County Prosecutors Office and the New Jersey State Police were able to locate Mark A. McKenna. Mr. McKenna was wanted on charges stemming from an incident that occurred yesterday afternoon on Herbert Blvd. Precautions were taken to secure the area and close roadways during the search which we realized caused inconveniences to residents. We would like to thank the residents that may have called in tips and that kept away from the scene to allow law enforcement to investigate. A formal press release will be issued later.

All police resources have cleared the area of Herbert Boulevard. Information will be released as soon as it is feasible. There is no imminent danger. Thank you for your cooperation.

RESIDENTIAL ADVISORY!! Due to a heavy police presence in the area of the 1800 block of Herbert Blvd., all residents area asked to avoid the area and to shelter in place. PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR DETAILS, OR DIAL 911. No information will be given out until the investigation is over.

The Monroe Township Police Department, Traffic Safety Unit is currently investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on February 12th, 2018 at approximately 4:12 pm hours. A 2011 school bus, driver only, was traveling north on County Route 555 attempting to make a left turn onto State Highway 322. A 2008 Honda Accord was traveling west on State Highway 322 attempting to make a left turn onto County Route 555 at a point in the intersection the bus made impact with the Accord’s driver side. The driver of the Honda succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The school bus driver was transported to Jefferson Hospital in Washington Twp. with unknown injuries at this time. If anyone has more information concerning this crash please contact Officer Matt Shipley at 856 728 9800 x578.

MOTORIST ADVISORY: There is a detour in the area of Rt. 322 (Glassboro Rd. and CR 555 (Tuckahoe Rd.) due to a serious motor vehicle crash. There is an ongoing investigation at the scene. Please do not ask for updates. A press release will be released with information when it is available.

After a month long investigation, two (2) subjects were charged with Theft, Theft by Deception and being an Unlicensed Home Improvement Contractor. Police had originally received reports that the males had been possibly taking advantage of a 75 year old female in the Holiday City Development, an over 55 residential community. Employees at TD Bank in Williamstown called 911, along with a concerned neighbor, on several occasions when they became suspicious that the victim was possibly being “scammed”. During the investigation, it was found that two (2) different males were taking advantage of the victim and deceiving her into paying for work that hadn't been completed, overpaying for work being done, and/or paying for the same work multiple times. They were able to accomplish this because the victim suffers from dementia and memory loss. The incidents spanned from August of 2017 to January 29, 2018 and the total amount stolen over that time was over $13,000. During the last incident on January 29th, Dennis Kolp was arrested at the victim’s home after he was again trying to collect over $600 for work that he had not completed. Kolp was charged with 3 counts of Theft 2C:20-3a, 3 counts of Theft by Deception 2C:20-4 and Being an Unlicensed Home Improvement Contractor NJSA 56:8-138a. He was later released pending court. Ratib (Ray) Abed was taken into custody after voluntarily coming into Monroe Township Police Headquarters. Abed was charged with 15 counts of Theft 2C:20-3a, 15 counts of Theft by Deception 2C:20-4 and Being an Unlicensed Home Improvement Contractor NJSA 56:8-138a. He was later committed to Salem County Jail. Both subjects had been charged together in a similar incident in 2011. They are known to have been doing work in over 55 communities in the surrounding counties. The subjects could possibly be operating under the following business names (none of which are licensed): Home Topper Const, Dennis Kolp Roofing, Jobs R Us, Home Topper Roofing and Contracting, Dennis Kolp Roofing & Const, George Kolp Roofing & Siding, Dennis Kolp Const and Dennis Kolp The Monroe Twp. Police Department urges all residents to do your homework and to make sure anyone you are hiring to do work at your home is licensed through the State of New Jersey. You can research contractors online through the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs website This investigation is ongoing by the Monroe Township Police Department’s Detective Bureau – Detective Don Darcangelo at 856-728-9800 ext. 524 As always, anonymous crime information can be called into 856-875-2940. Our Anonymous Tip systems are NOT monitored 24/7. All incidents in Monroe Township requiring IMMEDIATE police assistance must be called into MTPD at 856-728-0800. If you have an EMERGENCY or are witnessing a CRIME IN PROGRESS, CALL 911.

Tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday. It’s always a big day but it will be even bigger with the Eagles playing. Many of you will be attending parties and that means driving. The Monroe Township Police Department and our friends at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would like to remind everyone to play it safe. Last year, almost 11,000 people were KILLED in alcohol involved crashes. That’s one statistic that won’t be discussed Sunday night. BTW, that number 11,000? Yea, that’s close to the amount of money that it will cost you if you are stopped and charged with DUI if you are lucky enough to make it to court. Do you realize that is like THREE round trips to Minneapolis if you took an UBER? If you are going to party, plan ahead. Apps like Uber and Lyft and SaferRide are free. If you don’t drink, volunteer to be a designated driver. Instead of worrying about block pools, worry about car pools. Have everyone drop their keys in a basket when they arrive. Take the holding penalty, and don’t give them the keys. We want EACH and EVERY person reading this to be alive and well to enjoy the parade down Broad Street.

This photo defines #communitypolicing at its finest! Ptl. Matthew Shipley, assigned to the Traffic Safety Bureau, took the time to make the day of one of our younger residents!