Atlantic Highlands Police Department

  • Agency: Atlantic Highlands Police Department
  • Address: 100 1st Ave, Atlantic Highlands , 07716 NJ
  • Chief:
Phone: 732-291-1212

Atlantic Highlands Police Department is located at 100 1st Ave, Atlantic Highlands , 07716 NJ. The Atlantic Highlands Police Department phone number is 732-291-1212.

Atlantic Highlands Police Department News

Chief Jerry Vasto reports that Officers of the Atlantic Highlands Police Department are investigating a burglary of an Asbury Ave residence that was reported on October 31, 2017. The home is in between Grand Ave and Navesink Ave and is believed to have occurred sometime October 17th and 21st. Anyone that may have seen any suspicious persons or activity in the area is requested to contact the Atlantic Highlands Police Department. Residents are requested to maintain safe security practice of their homes such as lights on timers now that it is dark earlier, doors and windows locked as well as considering a camera or alarm system.

Chief Jerry Vasto reports that the Atlantic Highlands Police Department has been investigating a burglary of an occupied residence on Wesley Ave that occurred in the overnight hours of October 16th 2017. During the investigation, officers worked closely with detectives from the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office as well as Highlands, Middletown, Aberdeen, Keansburg and Hazlet Police Departments to develop a suspect that was believed to be connected to burglaries in other Bayshore Towns. On October 27, 2017 Detectives from the Hazlet Township Police Department arrested Christopher D. Kingsbury, 27 years old from Keyport for several burglaries, thefts, motor vehicle thefts, eluding along with several other charges. It was determined during the investigation that probable cause existed to link Christopher Kingsbury to the burglary on Wesley Ave in Atlantic Highlands. Detective Sergeant Thomas Stone filed criminal complaints with Monmouth County Superior Court on October 31, 2017 against Christopher D. Kingsbury for burglary, theft, criminal attempt to commit the theft of a motor vehicle, criminal trespass and criminal mischief. Kingsbury was served while incarcerated at the Monmouth County Correctional Institute in Freehold. Atlantic Highlands Police Officers assisting with the investigation were; Captain David Rossbach, Detective Sergeant Thomas Stone, Sergeant Harry Murtha, Sergeant Stephen Doherty, Patrolman Adam Gurian, Patrolman Christopher Inglis, Patrolman Travis Morgan and Patrolman Michael Zudonyi. Chief Vasto would like to commend and thank the officers from surrounding towns that assisted with the investigation and apprehension of Kingsbury. It was thorough cooperative police investigation that a dangerous criminal was located and arrested.

Atlantic Highlands Police Department - 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM

Semi annual range qualifications.

Ocean Boulevard is now open.

Ocean Boulevard will be closed between 7th and 8th Avenues later than expected. The roadway should be opened within a few hours.


CHECK YOUR SPEEDOMETER Join the Atlantic Highlands Police Department in helping make our community a safer place. Pay attention to your speedometer and drive the speed limit. The risk of a severe injury to a pedestrian struck by a vehicle reaches 10% at an impact speed of 16 MPH, 25% at 23 MPH, 50% at 31 MPH, 75% at 39 MPH, and 90% at 46 MPH. As you can see, every mile above the posted speed limit can be the difference between life and death. Our small community is a picture of parents walking their children to school, kids riding their bicycles and playing in front of their houses, people of all ages walking, running, and biking for exercise or to simply enjoy the beauty of our waterfront and wooded hills. You never know who may be walking or riding a bike on the other side of a bend in the road, or if a small child will run into the roadway chasing a ball. We all need to do our part to keep the speeds around town at or below the posted limits. Residents, commuters, and visitors - Please do your part by obeying the speed limits. The Atlantic Highlands Police Department is committed to making our community the safest it can be. We need your help.

New 2017 Ford Police Interceptor Utility which is replacing a 2012 Dodge Charger with over 100 thousand miles. The all wheel drive Ford Police Interceptor Utility is better suited for the hills of Atlantic Highlands during inclement weather and is roomier than a traditional patrol car. The utility joins a 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV (police patrol vehicle) and 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV as the primary patrol vehicles for the department.

The Atlantic Highlands Police Department would like to remind those driving with probationary drivers license's of the special conditions that go along with the license. Officers will be strictly enforcing the provisions of those operating with a probationary drivers license. 39:3-13.4 Probationary driver's license. 4. a. The holder of a special learner's permit shall be entitled to a probationary driver's license (1) upon attaining the age of 17 years, (2) upon the satisfactory completion of an approved behind-the-wheel driver training course as indicated upon the face of the special permit over the signature of the principal of the school or the person operating the driving school in which the course was conducted, (3) upon the completion of six months' driving experience with a validated special learner's permit in compliance with the provisions of section 6 of P.L.1977, c.25 (C.39:3-13.2a), and (4) upon passing the road test pursuant to R.S.39:3-10. b.The holder of a probationary license shall be permitted to operate the passenger automobile with only one additional passenger in the vehicle besides any dependent of the probationary license holder, except that this passenger restriction shall not apply when the holder of the probationary license is at least 21 years of age or the probationary license holder is accompanied by a parent or guardian. Further, the holder of the probationary license who is under 21 years of age shall not drive during the hours between 11:01 p.m. and 5 a.m.; provided however, that this condition may be waived for an emergency which, in the judgment of local police, is of sufficient severity and magnitude to substantially endanger the health, safety, welfare, or property of a person or for any bona fide employment or religion-related activity if the employer or appropriate religious authority provides written verification of such activity in a manner provided for by the chief administrator. c.The holder of the probationary license shall not use any hand-held or hands-free interactive wireless communication device, except in an emergency, while operating a moving passenger automobile on a public road or highway. "Use" shall include, but not be limited to, talking or listening on any hand-held or hands-free interactive wireless communication device or operating its keys, buttons, or other controls. In addition, the holder of the probationary license shall ensure that all occupants of the vehicle are secured in a properly adjusted and fastened seat belt or child restraint system. d.In addition to any other penalties provided under law, the holder of a probationary license who accumulates more than two motor vehicle points or is convicted of a violation of R.S.39:4-50; section 2 of P.L.1981, c.512 (C.39:4-50.4a); P.L.1992, c.189 (C.39:4-50.14); R.S.39:4-129; N.J.S.2C:11-5; subsection c. of N.J.S.2C:12-1; or any other motor vehicle law the chief administrator deems to be significant and applicable pursuant to regulation shall, for the first violation, be required to satisfactorily complete a remedial training course of not less than four hours which may be given by the commission, a driving school licensed by the chief administrator pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1951, c.216 (C.39:12-2), or any Statewide safety organization approved by the chief administrator. The course shall be administered pursuant to rules and regulations promulgated by the chief administrator and subject to oversight by the commission. The authority of the chief administrator to suspend, revoke, or deny issuance of an initial or renewal license to operate a driving school or an instructor's license, and to assess fines, pursuant to P.L.1951, c.216 (C.39:12-1 et seq.) shall apply to any violations related to the administration of a remedial training course. The license holder shall also remit a course fee prior to the commencement of the course. e.When notified by a court of competent jurisdiction that a probationary license holder has been convicted of a second or subsequent violation, in addition to any other penalties provided under law, the chief administrator shall, without the exercise of discretion or a hearing, suspend the probationary license for three months, and shall postpone eligibility for a basic license for an equivalent period. In addition, when the chief administrator is notified by a court of competent jurisdiction that a probationary license holder has been convicted of any alcohol or drug-related offense unrelated to the operation of a motor vehicle, and he is not otherwise subject to any other suspension penalty therefor, the chief administrator shall, without the exercise of discretion or a hearing, suspend the probationary license for six months. f.The chief administrator shall provide the holder of a probationary license with two removable, transferable, highly visible, reflective decals indicating that the driver of the vehicle may be the holder of a probationary license. The decals shall be designed by the chief administrator, in consultation with the Division of Highway Traffic Safety in the Department of Law and Public Safety. The chief administrator may charge a fee for the decals not to exceed the actual cost of producing and distributing the decals. The decals shall be displayed in a manner prescribed by the chief administrator, in consultation with the Division of Highway Traffic Safety in the Department of Law and Public Safety, and shall be clearly visible to law enforcement officers. The holder of a probationary license shall not operate a vehicle unless the decals are displayed. The decal shall be removed once the driver's probationary license period has ended. g.A probationary license may be sent by mail and shall be clearly identifiable and distinguishable in appearance from a basic license by any name, mark, color, or device deemed appropriate by the chief administrator.

Chief Jerry Vasto reports that on August 30, 2017 at approximately 3:51 P.M. patrols were dispatched along with the Atlantic Highlands Fire Department and First Aid Squad to 10 Ocean Boulevard for a reported smoke condition. Upon arrival Patrolman Jonathan Elmer and Patrolman Travis Sodon determined there was a smell of smoke in the lobby and further investigation revealed a heavy smoke condition on the 5th floor. Officers along with Chief Jerry Vasto and Sergeant Brian Phair evacuated the building as the Atlantic Highlands Fire Department extinguished a stove fire which was located in an apartment on the 5th floor. The fire was contained to the stove with no additional damage reported. The Fire Department used fans to remove smoke from the building and residents were allowed to return to their apartments upon conclusion of fire department operations. There were no reported injuries and the Atlantic Highlands Fire Marshall determined the cause of the fire to be accidental. Assisting the Atlantic Highlands Fire Department were fire companies from Highlands and Middletown Township.

Members of the Atlantic Highlands Police Department salute Chief Samuel Guzzi as his funeral passes Borough Hall. Rest in Peace Chief Guzzi - You Will Be Missed. A lifetime of dedication to the Borough of Atlantic Highlands. You made the world a safer place.

It is with deep regret that the Atlantic Highlands Police Department announces the passing of Retired Chief of Police Samuel A.Guzzi on 7/13/17. Services are as follows; the wake will be at Poston's Funeral Home 59 East Lincoln Ave Atlantic Highlands on Monday July 17, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. A funeral mass will be celebrated in his honor at St. Agnes Church 103 Center Ave Atlantic Highlands on Tuesday July 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM. Chief Samuel A. Guzzi served 33 years with the Atlantic Highlands Police Department. Having started his career with the department as a Patrolman in 1954, he rose through the ranks, becoming a Detective Sergeant, a Captain and finally Chief of Police in 1977. Chief Guzzi retired from the AHPD in 1987, but with true commitment to public service continued his career, joining the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office as an Agent for 18 years. He was at one time the President of the Monmouth County Chiefs of Police Association, as well as a member of the New Jersey State Chiefs of Police and the International Chiefs of Police Association. Sam worked many investigations through his career but the most notable was the Calandriello Kidnapping-Murder case. On August 25th, 1969, Rosemary Calandriello was abducted. Sam worked day and night on the case and within days of Rosemary’s disappearance, he knew that a Linden man named Robert Zarinsky had taken her. He suspected Rosemary was dead, but he worked around the clock to find her, in the hope that she was alive. Through dogged police work, Sam learned that Zarinsky had stalked other young girls in the area, but they had been lucky enough to get away. He suspected Zarinsky was responsible for the unsolved murders of several other teenage girls. Sam was certain Zarinsky was a serial-killer and that it was only a matter of time before he killed again, but he couldn’t convince the county prosecutor to pursue a case against Zarinsky because Rosemary’s body hadn’t been found. At the time, no one in New Jersey had ever been convicted of murder without a corpse. That didn’t stop Sam. For the next five years, he pursued Zarinsky until, finally, in 1975, he persuaded the young Prosecutor John Mullaney and First Assistant Prosecutor Malcom Carton that Calandriello case was winnable - even without Rosemary’s body. Sam was right. Mullaney took the case to trail and Zarinsky was convicted of Rosemary Calandriello’s murder. It was the first murder conviction without a body in the state’s history. The truth is, had it not been for Sam Guzzi, countless other innocent young girls surely would have been murdered by Zarinsky. But because of Sam’s commitment and perseverance, those potential victims were saved. Sam Guzzi was the epitome of the ideal policeman. He was nothing less than a hero.

****PARADE UPDATE**** The Atlantic Highlands Memorial Day Parade is still on for today 05/29/2017 @ 11:00 A.M. See you there!

Need an event to help kick off the Memorial Day weekend? TODAY is the last day to get your PBA Ball tickets for the Local 242 PBA Ball on Friday May 26, 2017 @ 7:00pm at the Shore Casino! Come into headquarters or contact an Atlantic Highlands Police Officer ASAP!

Tickets are now available at Police Headquarters for the 30th annual PBA Ball! Please join the members of Local PBA 242 at Shore Casino on May 26th, 2017 at 7pm for a night of fine dining, dancing, and a charity auction to benefit the Atlantic Highlands Blue Mass.

Police Officer (Full-time position with full medical benefits) Applicants must have Class A Certification or be eligible for waiver from Special II to Class A. Applicants must have passed Monmouth County Chiefs of Police Entrance Exam. Pick up an application at Atlantic Highlands Police Department, 100 First Ave, Atlantic Highlands, NJ or No applications accepted after 4/15/17

Volunteer to Assist Victims of Domestic Violence You can be the change you want to see in the world by joining 180’s life-changing mission today. 180’s Volunteer Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) Advocates are civilian members of the community who work collaboratively with law enforcement to provide confidential support, information, and resources to victims of domestic violence at police headquarters. Advocates also discuss with victims safety planning and their legal rights in regard to obtaining a Temporary Restraining Order. By providing support and crucial perspective of the situation, these specially-trained advocates help to empower victims to make informed decisions for themselves and their families. The identities of the DVRT volunteers are kept anonymous. Prior knowledge of domestic violence is not required. Bi-lingual capability is helpful. Training Dates: April 17 – May 11 Mondays/Wednesdays/Thursdays 6:00p-9:30p Hazlet Township Police Headquarters Courtroom 255 Middle Road, Hazlet NJ 07730 On-site Parking Basic requirements for volunteers to apply: Must be eighteen-years of age or older, have access to transportation, possess a valid driver’s license, be willing to serve on an on-call shift basis, participate in an interview process, submit to background investigations and fingerprinting, successfully complete the mandatory 40-hour training, and attend a monthly supervisory meeting. For more information or to obtain an application: Tina Morgan, Assistant Coordinator Victim Support Program 732 264-4360, Ext. 4272 For over forty years, 180 Turning Lives Around, a private non-profit organization, has been dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual violence, which affects our community. 180’s Domestic Violence 24/7 Confidential Hotline

The Atlantic Highlands Police department is investigating several acts of vandalism that occurred during the early morning hours of 01/31/2017. The actor(s) spray painted anti-Trump and anti-Semitic messages throughout the west side of town on several pieces of town property. Middletown Township Police are also investigating similar acts of vandalism in their town. We are asking for assistance in identifying the actor(s) and are asking anyone with information regarding this incident please contact the Atlantic Highlands Police Department at (732)291-1212. Any information you have that can assist is in our investigation is greatly appreciated.

The Atlantic Highlands Police Department is seeking witnesses to a motor vehicle accident which occured on January 15, 2017 at 8:18 A.M. at the intersection of Highway # 36 and Grand Avenue. Please contact Sergeant Harry Murtha or Patrolman Michael Zudonyi at 732-291-1212.