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
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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

#tbt #tbthursday Officers Chris Fritz 64 & Chris Mulch 66, the night of their swearing in ceremony as Patrolman, having previously been serving as SLEO Class II Officers. September 1996. Time flies!!!!!

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Class size limited to 25 students. Must be Stafford resident or Stafford 5th/6th grade student. http://twp.stafford.nj.us/269/Youth-Police-Academy

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This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week! While we honor these men and women EVERY DAY, April 8-14 we want to publicly recognize the heartbeat of our agency. Without them, we would quite literally be in BIG TROUBLE! Stafford PD are proud to have our own Telecommunications Center, whereas many PD’s locally and nationally rely on a shared Dispatch Center, often through their respective County. Our dispatchers are not only responsible for all police radio traffic, but also 911, general phone calls (most of you would be STUNNED if you knew the calls with questions that they receive...🤪), entering all incidents into our Computer Aided Dispatch System, monitoring communications across our Mobile Data Terminals, and also dispatching Stafford EMS for medical emergencies. We have Telecommunicators on duty 24/7, 365 Days a year, working right alongside our patrol officers. From the bottoms of our hearts, we thank each and every one of them!

SCAM ALERT! Heads up! Many residents in our area (including the author of this very post...😂) have been receiving either a phone call/voicemail or a text message stating that there's a warrant for their arrest from "investigation Department" ..."criminal allegations"...etc. The caller/scammers may provide an email address or callback number. They may state they are I.R.S. or a Law Enforcement agency. They’re not. THIS IS A SCAM - DO NOT RESPOND. Please share. Thanks and be safe!

Great article by David Biggy The SandPaper! https://thesandpaper.villagesoup.com/p/marisa-lawrence-is-stafford-township-polices-newest-dare-officer/1736994?from=/admin/paper/issue/The+SandPaper/2018-04-04/14605%3FformId%3D2

Daisy Troop 561 had a great time today visiting our Headquarters! The girls were especially excited to see our “jail” and the inside of one of our Patrol Vehicles 🚔. We are always happy to accommodate small group tours to Scout groups.

Daisy Troop 561 had a great time today visiting our Headquarters! The girls were especially excited to see our “jail” and the inside of one of our Patrol Vehicles 🚔. We are always happy to accommodate small group tours to Scout groups.

We are proud to announce that on Friday, March 23, 2018, Officer Marisa Lawrence graduated from DARE Officer Training. Officer Lawrence is a 10 year veteran of the Stafford Township Police Department and currently assigned to the Patrol Division. She will become the fourth active member of the Stafford Township Police Department qualified to instruct the DARE Program reaffirming our commitment to our youth. The DARE training, presented by D.A.R.E. America International, was held in Bridgewater, NJ over the course of 2 weeks. The training consisted of nearly 100 hours and is designed to prepare Officers to enter the classroom and have a confident working knowledge of the DARE “Keeping it Real” curriculum. The Stafford Township Police Department has been presenting DARE to our schools’ 5th-grade students for nearly thirty years in the Stafford School District, All Saints Regional Catholic School, and the Southern Regional School District. The rapport that our officers developed with these students over the years has been a critical component of our successful Community Policing initiative. The DARE curriculum has evolved and transformed over the years to remain current and provides our kids with additional tools to resist peer pressure, cope with stress, and be confident student leaders. In an unprecedented era where we face an opiate epidemic, law enforcement needs every resource available to address the issue. With programs like DARE, On-POINT, Blue HART, #NotEvenOnce, and our proactive Drug Enforcement Unit, Stafford Police makes daily strives to save lives through education, prevention, enforcement, and rehabilitation.

Donuts?? Must be the last day of 3rd Marking Period #dare at Stafford Intermediate! What better way to motivate a review game with 5th graders than #donuts!!?? D.A.R.E. America International

IDENTITY THEFT TIPS: Help ensure your identity remains yours alone! Scammers are always on the lookout to collect or reproduce your personal information to commit fraud. Thieves can make purchases using your accounts, obtain passports, receive government benefits, apply for loans, and more. This could turn your life upside down. Fraudsters use techniques that range from unsophisticated to elaborate. Offline, they can go through trash bins or steal mail. Online, they can use spyware and viruses, as well as hacking and phishing. They look for credit card information, bank account details, full name and signature, date of birth, social insurance number, full address, mother’s maiden name, online usernames and passwords, driver’s license number, and passport number. Identity theft is a serious crime! • Never provide your personal information over the phone, via text message, email or the internet. • Avoid public computers or Wi-Fi hotspots, such as in coffee shops, to access or provide personal information; they put you at risk. • Create strong and unique passwords for each of your online accounts. Password-protect your devices and home Wi-Fi network. • Use a secure and reputable payment service when buying online—look for a URL starting with “https” and a closed padlock symbol. • Avoid giving out personal information on social media. It can be used along with your pictures to commit fraud. • Always shield your PIN when using your card. If you hand it over to a cashier, never lose sight of it. • Shred and destroy documents with personal information. If you suspect a scam, always report it!

The past week, our Community Policing Officer, Officer Fritz, spoke with 9th grade health students regarding inappropriate social media, texting, and direct messaging behavior. We ask that as a follow up, parents watch this video with your teens. Please, PAUSE BEFORE YOU POST. Thanks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=_SlSXHh1OnI

Press Release On Saturday, March 17, 2018 at approximately 2:43 PM, the Stafford Township Police Department responded to a report of a stolen motor vehicle in the area of Leeward Road and Gaff Road from the Ocean Acres section of Stafford Township. The vehicle, described as a 2002, white Hyundai Elantra, was stolen from the victim’s residence when it was left running and unlocked in a driveway. A short time later, Ptl. Brian Fenlon of this agency located the stolen vehicle in the area of New Washington Avenue and initiated a motor vehicle stop. The driver later identified as Brittney Johnson, 31 years old of Manahawkin, New Jersey was arrested on scene. Follow up investigation, revealed Johnson had also stolen another vehicle in the area Privateer Road in Ocean Acres on Thursday, March 15th. This vehicle described as a 2014, black Honda Accord had been stolen in a similar fashion, and recovered the following day in a wooded area off of Hull Road, which is also in Ocean Acres. Furthermore, Johnson stole and used one of the victim’s credit cards, and stole a small amounts of cash from each vehicle. Johnson was charged with the following offenses: 1. Two counts of Theft of Moveable Property in the 3rd degree. 2. One count of Theft of Moveable Property as a Disorderly Persons Offense 3. Burglary in the 3rd degree. 4. Theft by Deception as a Disorderly Persons Offense. Johnson is currently being lodged in the Ocean County Jail. Ptl. Vincent #115 was the arresting officer. As policy, the Stafford Township Police Department will not release the photos of any defendants. Also, the media and the public are reminded that criminal charges are merely accusations, and that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

If you’re wondering why most of Stafford is covered in a white Smokey haze, don’t be alarmed. There is controlled burning occurring today west of us in Warren Grove and the wind is carrying smoke and ash to Manahawkin. Please share! Thanks. Stafford Township Volunteer Fire Company #1

This past week, Sgt. Olev Allikmaa Badge 69 was set up with a Specialized Bicycles #bgfit at Beachwood Bicycles by Kelsey in preparation for the 2018 Police Unity Tour ! Our #policeunitytour riders are very prepared for the miles ahead, from their bicycle fitting to their bicycles to their fitness. May 9th is getting closer!

SAVE THE DATE!

Tonight Pack 66 visited our PD and learned about how we collect and store evidence! Detective Mulch, our CSI Detective, let our visitors process some “make pretend” crime scenes for prints, and gave them a tour of our evidence facility and prisoner processing area.

PRESS RELEASE On Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 at approximately 4:30 PM, the Stafford Township Police Department received reports from The Beauty Store located in Stafford Square, and Dunkin Donuts located on Washington Avenue of several subjects attempting to use alleged $100 dollar counterfeit bills to make purchases. A description of the suspects and their vehicle – 2003 black Honda Accord – was obtained, and it was located a short time later by Ptl. Russell Griffin. Ptl. Griffin initiated a motor vehicle stop on this vehicle on Route 72 near Route 9, and was assisted by Ptl. Joseph Luna. The preliminary investigation led to the arrest of the following subjects: 1) Gregory Cooper 19 years old of North Brunswick, NJ, 2) Shaquille Hargrove 22 years old of Newark, NJ, 3) Wayne Grant 20 years of Orange, NJ, and 4) Nygee Brown 18 years old of West Orange, NJ. They were charged with the following: · Gregory Cooper - Forgery, Conspiracy, and Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. · Shaquille Hargrove - Forgery, Conspiracy, and Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. · Nygee Brown - Forgery, Conspiracy, and Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. · Wayne Grant - Possession of a controlled dangerous substance. The driver of the vehicle – Gregory Cooper - was also issued multiple motor vehicle summonses and had an active traffic warrant for his arrest issued by the Newark Municipal Court. He was later released on his own recognizance. Subsequently, all four subjects were released with court appearances to be scheduled by Ocean County Superior Court. Ptl. Russell Griffin and Ptl. Joseph Luna were the arresting officers with the assistance of Det. Drew Smith. As policy, the Stafford Township Police Department will not release the photos of any defendants. Also, the media and the public are reminded that criminal charges are merely accusations, and that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Thank you.

Support Team Stafford of the Police Unity Tour! Our riders are selling these awesome Jetty made shirts for $20 each. They are also selling Team Stafford decals made by Stuck Up Sticker Company for $2 each. All proceeds benefit the Stafford Police Foundation’s fundraising efforts for our riders. Please email either Ptl. Jacob Conner or Ptl. Brandon Haines at jconner@staffordpolice.org or dhaines@staffordpolice.org.

UPDATE- ALL TELEPHONES ARE BACK IN SERVICE. Thank you for your understanding. All our telephone lines are out of service. 911 calls are being answered by Ocean County Sheriff’s Department. If you try to contact us on our non-emergency line at 609-597-8581 and cannot get through please call 732-349-2010. This is for non-emergency calls only. All emergency calls should continue to call 911. We appreciate your cooperation as we continue to assess this issue. We will update this page as more information becomes available.

PRESS RELEASE On Friday, March 9th, 2018 at 6:40 pm, the Stafford Township Police Department’s Drug Enforcement Unit with the assistance of Ptl. Russell Dunfee conducted a motor vehicle stop at Spirts Liquors store located at 495 Route 72 West in Manahawkin, NJ. During the investigation, the driver - Robert Cook 42 years old of Manahawkin, NJ, and two passengers - Kimberly A. Sieber 42 years old of Manahawkin, NJ and John Silva 54 years old of Surf City, NJ were all arrested for possession of Heroin and other CDS charges. All three subject s were transported to Stafford Township Police Department for processing and later released pending a future appearance in the Ocean County Superior Court. They were charged with the following: · Robert Cook - Distribution of CDS, Possession of CDS, and CDS in a Motor Vehicle. · Kimberly Ann Sieber - Possession of CDS, and Possession of a Hypodermic Needle. · John Silva - Possession of CDS and Possession of a Hypodermic Needle. As policy, the Stafford Township Police Department will not release the photos of any defendants. Also, the media and the public are reminded that criminal charges are merely accusations, and that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.