Asbury Park Police Department

  • Agency: Asbury Park Police Department
  • Address: 1 Municipal Plz # 1, Asbury Park , 07712 NJ
  • Chief: Mark Kinmon (Chief of Police)
Phone: 732-774-1300
Fax: (732) 774-8352
Email:

Asbury Park Police Department is located at 1 Municipal Plz # 1, Asbury Park , 07712 NJ. The Chief of Police of the department is Mark Kinmon. The Asbury Park Police Department phone number is 732-774-1300.

Asbury Park Police Department News

The Monmouth County Special Needs Registry is a voluntary service open to all citizens with disabilities who reside, attend school or are employed in Monmouth County. The registry was created to help police officers and other emergency service personnel to better assist residents with special needs in the event of an emergency by providing those first responders with vital information regarding a registrant’s disability, emergency contact information, a physical description and current photograph of the registrant. For more information please visit www.mcsnrnj.org

On Thursday March 15, 2018, Herline Valcin was sworn in as the newest member to the Asbury Park Police Department. Please join us in welcoming her!

The Asbury Park Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Special Law Enforcement Officer Class I & Class II. Requisites for SLEO Class I Position: High School Diploma/GED Valid New Jersey Driver’s License Successful completion of a background investigation Requisites for SLEO Class II Position: High School Diploma/GED Valid New Jersey Driver’s License Successful completion of a background Investigation Already possess a SLEO Class II Certification from the State of New Jersey Police Training Commission. Applications can be obtained and submitted online at www.cityofasburypark.com. Deadline to submit is 3/19/18. Click here to apply online. For more information, contact Sergeant Michael Casey at (732)502-5705.

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: Contact: SGT. Michael Casey, Public Information Officer 02/01/2018 Office: (732)502-5705 Asbury Park Police apprehend wanted suspect out of numerous jurisdictions for fraud On Thursday, February 1, 2018, at approximately 407pm, the Asbury Park Police responded to the PNC Bank located at 810 Sunset Avenue due to a female subject at the drive-up window attempting to make a withdrawal with fraudulent Identification and stolen debit cards. While en route, the bank staff advised that they believed this female to be the same individual who attempted to commit fraud at numerous locations earlier in the day. Upon arrival, Officer Lemar Whittaker observed a dark silver colored Nissan sedan in one of the lanes to the drive-up window. Upon observing the police, the female drove off and fled the area. Officer Whittaker attempted to follow, however the driver made several evasive maneuvers which resulted in Officer Whittaker losing sight of it. At approximately 422pm, the Asbury Park received a call regarding a female subject trespassing at 601 Heck Street. Note; this location is in the area in which the suspect vehicle was last observed. Prior to police arriving the female fled the property through its’ parking lot. While in the lot she was observed removing a vehicle’s license plate and then fleeing the area on foot. Officer Whittaker, being one of the responding units to Heck Street, was able to confirm the said vehicle to be the same from the Bank. Responding units saturated the area and were able to locate the female in the 500 block of Asbury Avenue. The female possessed identification stating she was Brooke B. Slade, 43 years of age from the State of Arizona. She was positively identified as the female operating the vehicle at the bank as well as the female from the Heck Street incident. She was taken into custody. Brook B. Slade is charged criminally with Eluding, two counts of Receiving Stolen Property, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance(CDS) Prescription Drugs Xanax, Trespassing and motor vehicle violations for Reckless Driving, Driving Without a License, Two Counts of Failure to Stop for a Stop Sign, Fictitious Plates, Failure to Signal and Failure to Maintain Lane. Ms. Slade is suspected to have committed numerous acts of fraud throughout various jurisdictions and is believed to be the same person of interest out of Toms River and Wall Township. Upon completion of investigation/processing she will be transported to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution to await a court date.

Maxwell Lanfrank is an 11 year old entrepreneur and a hugh supporter of law enforcement. The members of the Asbury Park Police Department thank you and appreciate your support!

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The Asbury Park Police Department extends its condolences to the Gutch family. John J. Gutch, 92, was a former Public Safety Director for the City of Asbury Park from 1978 to 1980. He was also a World War II Veteran, a Captain within the Jersey City Police Department, Chief of Detectives with the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office and a Hudson County Undersheriff. Thank you sir for your service!

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of retired Officer Robert "Bobby" Saragusa on December 28, 2017. Officer Saragusa badge#159 served our great City for 30 years, retiring in 1993. Officer Saragusa was always proud to be an Asbury Park Police Officer and loved the City that he served.

On Friday December 22, 2017, Officer Joel Fiori responded to a home within the city in an attempt to process the scene of a residential burglary. Due to both the nature of the incident and being in the Christmas spirit, Officer Fiori wanted to do something nice for Ms. T and her family. One of the proceeds was an XBOX gaming system. Officer Fiori, with his own money purchased a brand new XBOX(and a Fingerling for her child) and presented it to her. Needless to say Ms. T was overwhelmed by Officer Fiori's generosity. Thank you Officer Joel Fiori for your heartwarming gesture and thank you for your service! Great job!

Some photo’s of Santa Claus taken at the December 9th Springwood Avenue Park tree lighting. Special thanks to GC#129.

The members of the Asbury Park Police Department wish to extend our condolences to the Neptune Township Police Department and the community of Neptune.

**Safe Stop Tips** 1. Pull over in a safe place, as soon as possible. 2. Without delay, calmly comply with the Officer’s instructions. • Drivers must listen to what the Officer says and follow the Officer’s instructions. 3. When you are asked for ID and driving credentials, provide them. • Drivers must provide driver’s license, registration, and insurance card upon the request of the Officer. • Keep your license, insurance card and registration in a place you can easily access. Tell the officer that you are going to reach for these documents. 4. Once you provide the necessary identification and information, you have the right to remain silent. • Drivers and passengers do not have to answer any additional questions once proper documentation has been provided to the Officer. 5. Keep your hands visible, preferably on the steering wheel. • When the officer can see your hands it has a calming effect and they do not feel you are trying to harm them. Removing your hands or any sudden movement will have a negative impact on the situation. 6. When the officer instructs you to step out of the vehicle, you should cooperate. • Officers may ask drivers to exit the vehicle for any reason. They may ask passengers to get out of the vehicle in certain circumstances. If drivers or passengers do not follow instructions to exit, police may use reasonable force to remove them. 7. The street is not the place for a dispute; you can file a complaint later. • If you have an issue with the stop or the officer’s behavior, you always have the right to file a complaint at a later date. • Following an officer’s instructions at the scene does not waive your right to later challenge the stop, the arrest, or any of the officer’s instructions. 8. Take other steps to make the traffic stop as safe as possible, including: • Turn down your music. • If you are stopped at night, turn on your dome and/or interior lights. This will increase the visibility inside your vehicle so the Officer will be less concerned about what he or she can’t see. • Roll down your driver’s side window. Roll down any other windows if those windows are tinted. This also will increase the Officer’s visibility. • Stay calm. For more information, please refer to the following wesite: http://www.nj.gov/oag/safestopnj/

**Attention**Asbury Park High School to host this year’s annual Thanksgiving Day rivalry football game versus Neptune. Due to the anticipated increase in vehicular/pedestrian traffic, the following streets will be closed from 700am to 1pm. Sixth Avenue from Memorial Drive to Drury Lane to Sunset Avenue and Comstock Street north from Sunset Avenue. Additionally, there will be no parking on either side of the aforementioned streets during this time. Signs will be posted. Please take notice. Thank you.

As a result of an investigation in which a local Blood gang member, Salik Hinton had told several individuals that he was plotting to kill an Asbury Park police officer the following was done with the assistance of the Monmouth County prosecutor's office, Monmouth County Sheriff, department, Neptune Township Street crimes unit, and MOCERT; On Friday, November 10, 2017, at approx 430am, A high risk search warrant was executed at a residence in the 600 block of Church Street in Asbury Park, which resulted in the arrest and charges against the following: Salik Hinton (b/m/28); Poss. of Defaced Firearm, Certain Person, Unlawful Poss. Weapon, Poss. CDS (cocaine/prescription pills). He was also found to have a active warrant out of the city. Willie Clark (b/m/32); Poss. of Defaced Firearm, Certain Person, Unlawful Poss. Weapon, Poss. CDS (cocaine/prescription pills). Shakira Smith (b/f/31)Poss. of Defaced Firearm, Unlawful Poss. Weapon, Poss. CDS (cocaine/prescription pills), and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor (2 counts). The defaced firearm was a loaded Hi-Point .45 caliber handgun. Clark & Smith were Asbury Park residents, Hinton is from Neptune. A second search was conducted at Hinton’s parent's residence in Neptune and recovered was paraphernalia indicative of drug distribution and a total of $2,435.00 cash as proceeds from drug transactions . Investigation ongoing. Note: along with weapons, drugs, and cash seized was a Cannondale bike valued over $800 in which one of the defendants admitted they had bought from a drug addict on the streets for $5. Regards, Sergeant Michael Casey Asbury Park Police Public Information Officer

On Wednesday, November 1, 2017, Detective Steven Ramseur was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Please join us in congratulating him!

On 10/26/17, Patrolman Joel Fiori and Patrolman Craig Breiner went to Little Class Preschool in Neptune. They spoke with the students about Halloween safety. The students were then given an opportunity to see the inside of a patrol vehicle and activate the emergency lights and sirens.

On Wednesday October 18, 2017, Detective Dillon Gourley and Patrolman Joel Fiori gave a group of Our Lady of Mount Carmel students a presentation on crime scene investigation and retrieving fingerprints.

Advisory: APPD will host DEA’s National Take Back on 10/28/17, 10am-2pm. Drop off unused or unwanted medicine, NO NEEDLES. On Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Asbury Park Police Department will be hosting a collection site for the Drug Enforcement Agency's National Prescription Take Back Day. With our participation, the Asbury Park Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 14th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Municipal Lobby located at 1 Municipal Plaza, Asbury Park, NJ 07712. (The DEA cannot accept needles or sharps, only pills, patches and liquid medicine, liquids should be in their original containers and sealed tightly so as to prevent leaking.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last April Americans turned in 450 tons (900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,500 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 13 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 8.1 million pounds—more than 4,050 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. Please Remember the collection site will not accept syringes or other sharp instruments. Please mark this date on your calendar and take part in this event and help us address the epidemic of addiction, overdose and death due to the abuse of prescription drugs, particularly opioid pain killers. For further information or locations of other collection sites, please visit www.dea.gov or call our Community Relations department at 732-775-6124 or 732-272-5655. I urge everyone to take advantage of this initiative so that the unused or unwanted medication is disposed of properly and does not find its way into the wrong hands. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 28th Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website For full details, view this message on the web.

The Asbury Park Police Department Tip Line 732-988-1772 The Asbury Park Police Department, Tip Line is a completely confidential way to provide information to the Police Department, if you have witnessed a crime or suspicious incident. Please provide the type of crime or incident, location, approximate date and time and why you suspect that a crime or incident was committed along with a description of the suspect (race, sex, height, weight, clothing, build, etc.). The Tip Line, is NOT intended for in-progress crimes. If you are currently witnessing a crime call 9-1-1. If you are a victim of a crime, please contact the Police Department directly at (732) 774-1300 or 9-1-1 for emergencies. We will use any information we receive in an appropriate manner and your information will remain confidential and anonymous. If you would like to be contacted for further follow-up, please provide your contact information. ***Once again, the Asbury Park Police Department Tip Line is (732)988-1772***

The Asbury Park Police Department is now accepting applications for Citizens On Patrol COP. If you are interested or wish to learn more about the program, please contact Patrolman Joel Fiori at email: joel.fiori@cityofasburypark.com or call (732)775-6548.