Stafford Township Police Department

  • Agency: Stafford Township Police Department
  • Address: 260 E Bay Ave, Manahawkin, 08050 NJ
  • Chief: Joseph H Giberson, III (Chief of Police)
Phone: 609-597-8581

Stafford Township Police Department is located at 260 E Bay Ave, Manahawkin, 08050 NJ. The Chief of Police of the department is Joseph H Giberson, III. The Stafford Township Police Department phone number is 609-597-8581.

Stafford Township Police Department News

Chief Thomas Dellane (Stafford PD) testified before the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force. The task force is co-chaired by Congressman Tom MacArthur and Congresswomen Ann Kuster. Chief Dellane spoke of our unique ON-POINT program and Ocean County’s Blue HART program.

Stafford PBA Local 297 is hosting their 8th Annual Fishing Tournament November 17 & 18. Our members are selling raffle tickets for $20 each. Grand prize winner wins a hot tub and 6 man striped Fishing charter trip aboard a Viking yacht. Contact any PBA member ASAP to support! There are sponsorship opportunities available as well. Email for further information. #staffordpba

Have a safe day!!!!

Stafford Police were very active this month in our schools. In addition to our 5th grade DARE classes that are taught from the first to the last days of school, every October sees us teaching Halloween Safety 🎃 to all of grades 1 & 2 at the Ocean Acres Elementary School, bringing our Annual Bike Rodeo to the Ocean Acres Elementary School, and Internet/Social Media/SmartPhone Safety to both 5th & 6th Grades during an assembly at the STAC. We are grateful for our excellent relationships with all of the schools in Stafford Township!

Thank you to the staff and students of the Ocean Acres Elementary School for having our Bike Patrol Unit hold our Annual Ocean Acres Bike Rodeo with the first and second grade! Our officers conducted bicycle and helmet inspections, gave a quick bicycle safety talk, and then guided the students through 5 road simulation stations. We look forward to next year’s event!!

#trunkortreat event at the Main Street Church! Daren the DARE Lion 🦁 was happy to participate!!

UPDATE - DOG HAS BEEN FOUND AND RETURNED TO OWNER! Dog missing from Lacey Twp. Last seen in Barnegat Twp. Dog’s name is Jackie. Any contact or sighting please contact STPD dispatch or Officer John Morrin @ 609-597-8581 ext. 8445

Will the real Officer Fritz please stand up! 😉 Thank you to our local schools for welcoming Stafford Police to speak with Pre-K through 2nd graders about Halloween safety. 🎃 We love our community!

The Stafford Township Police Department is accepting applications for the position of full-time police officer. The closing date for applications will be Friday, November 3, 2017 4:00 PM. The Stafford Township Police Department has entered into a partnership with the Southern Ocean Medical Center to provide police services at the hospital. The partnership includes a two-year contract for two full-time police officers. Successful candidates will be sworn members of the Stafford Township Police Department. However, their primary assignment will be at the hospital. There is no promise of employment after the expiration of the two-year contract. Applicants must: • Be at least 21 years of age and no older than 35 years of age • Be certified as a Basic Police Officer by the New Jersey Police Training Commission, or • Be certified as a Class II Special Police Officer by the New Jersey Police Training Commission • Be a citizen of the United States • Be a resident of New Jersey and have a valid NJ driver’s license • Possess a bachelor’s degree or have earned 120 credits from an accredited college or university, or • Possess 60 credits from an accredited college or university and have 2-years’ experience as a full time regular police officer, or 2 years’ of military experience • Possess an associate’s degree or 60 credits from an accredited college or university plus have a minimum of 24 months of employment as a Class II Special Police Officer • Be of sound moral character verified by a background investigation Testing procedures: • Physical fitness indicator test • Written exam • Oral interview • Background investigation • Psychological screening • Medical screening • Drug Screening Applications are available at the Stafford Township Police Department, 260 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin, NJ 08050. If you have any further inquiries, please contact Captain Herman Pharo at (609)597-1189 ext. 8421 or

PRESS RELEASE On Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 at 7:44 PM, a pedestrian was struck in the Wal-Mart parking lot resulting in serious injury. German Gomez-Sanchez, 22 of Manahawkin was traveling through the parking lot in a 1999 Dodge Ram pickup truck when he ran over a 61 year old female walking in the lot. The name of the female is being withheld pending notification to family members. The pedestrian was transported to Atlantic City Trauma Center for treatment. Motor vehicle charges are pending against Sanchez. Officer Justin Pascale of the Stafford Police Traffic Safety Unit is investigating. He was assisted by Patrolman Erik Smithman.

When we come into work for our shift, we truly have no idea what’s in store. Last week that was the case for Ptl. Mike Morrin. These two pups are inseparable siblings. The one laying down, Reese, took a stumble into their lagoon in Beach Haven West. Officer Morrin was called to help and had to jump in to get her out! The wet Sheppard was happy to be saved, her brother Rudy was equally happy to have his sister back on dry land, and our wet Officer Morrin was eventually happy when he was able to clean up and get back into a dry uniform! Kudos to Officer Morrin!! 👍🏼👮🏻💦

Great job Stafford School District!!!

Congratulations @southern_regional_football Joe Miele on being named the 2017 Homecoming Game MVP - Ptl. Larry Dunfee Memorial Award! We are so proud of our annual SRHS recipients and seeing Larry Dunfee’s name live on year after year.

#trunkortreat event today at #allsaintsregionalcatholicschool today 1-3pm!

#projectmedicinedrop and #specialneedsregistry at the Manahawkin Fall Fest today until 5pm!

Fall Fest this weekend at Manahawkin Lake Park! Stafford PBA and @staffordrecreation will be hosting a Car Show Sunday from 12-5. We will have our Medicine Drop Box by our DARE HUMMER as well. Please bring any unused prescription pills to dispose of them safely. Thanks!

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This Sunday! Stafford Fall Fest is happening this weekend at Manahawkin Lake Park Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm. Sunday will be our Annual Stafford PBA Car Show. All proceeds benefit our Toy Drive!

Scam Alert - New Jersey Residents Targeted by Law Enforcement Impersonators Perpetrating Grand Jury Scam Phone Calls The Stafford Township Police Department has received information from the FBI Philadelphia Division and the US Marshals Service warning law enforcement and the public about a phone scam targeting New Jersey residents. The phone scam involves the impersonation of law enforcement and court officials to fraudulently obtain fines for missed jury duty. Purportedly, employees of the US Marshals Service and county sheriff’s departments are calling citizens claiming that the answering party failed to appear for federal or local jury duty. The caller then tells the recipient of the call a warrant has been issued for their arrest, and they must pay a fine or appear in court. The recipient of the call is then requested to purchase a prepaid debit card, and provide the caller with the card information prior to reporting to court. At this time, there have been no scams of this nature reported to the Stafford Township Police Department. Please share this information with friends and relatives!

#coffeewithacop was an awesome time! Thank you to all who stopped in to say hello! We plan to do these more often, so stay tuned!