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Lower Township Police Department

We encourage you to visit our website often.  The officers and staff are committed to excellence in providing police services to the community. We welcome all your comments or suggestions by contacting us.

~ Chief William Mastriana

Mission Statement

The mission of the Lower Township Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in the Township of Lower by working cooperatively with the public and within the framework of the Constitution. Our officers will work to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear and provide for a safe environment. We will provide service with understanding, response with compassion, performance with integrity and law enforcement with vision.

Enrollment is now OPEN for our 2018 Youth Summer Camp!

(click here for an application)

The Lower Township Police Department is having a free police youth camp for students who will be entering 6th, 7th and 8th grades this September 2018.  The summer camp is set to run from July 30 through August 3, 2018, with a graduation on Friday, August 3, 2018, at the county park.   

The camp is designed to foster a positive and healthy interaction between police officers and the children in our community. Young people attending the camp will focus on building self-esteem, teamwork, good decision-making, communication skills and other educational lessons focused on life skills.

Come join the Lower Township Police Department for an exciting week of fun-filled activities including: 

  • K-9 Demonstrations
  • SWAT Demonstrations
  • Police Simulators
  • Police Drills
  • Field Trips, and much more! 

Enrollment begins May 1st and ends on June 1st.  Please complete an application and return it to Officer William Barcas the Lower Township Police Department  by June 1st.   

Completed applications can be dropped off at the Department, Monday through Friday from 8-4, or mailed to the following address: 

Patrolman William Barcas
Lower Township Police Department
405 Breakwater Road
Erma, NJ  08204 

If more youth register than can be accommodated, a lottery system will be used.  Acceptance letters will be sent out by July 1, 2018.  Campers must be able to attend the entire week of camp, including graduation.  There will also be a MANDATORY parent meeting for selected campers will be held on Tuesday, July 24at 6:30 p.m. at the Lower Township Recreation Center, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas


Employment Opportunities - May 2018

Special Class II Police Officers

The Lower Township Police Department is accepting applications for Special Class II Police Officers.

Applicants must hold valid PTC Certifications for New Jersey Special Class II Officer and have a minimum of two (2) years experience as a Law Enforcement Officer.  Starting salary is $14.00 per hour.  Applicants are encouraged to submit an application to have one on file for present and future hiring opportunities.

For more information on the posted job opportunity, contact the personnel office at 609-886-1619 ext. 103.

You can download the Application For Employment here.  

Please drop off completed applications to the Records Division (Attention: Lt. Priole), located in the front lobby of Police Headquarters, 405 Breakwater Road Erma, NJ, during normal business hours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.     NJ Sex Offender Registry
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Project Medicine DropProject Medicine Drop is an initiative involving the installation of "prescription drug drop boxes" at participating New Jersey police departments, which includes the Lower Township Police Dept.  It lets you dispose of your unused and expired household medications, safely and securely, at any time: 24/7/365.

For safety reasons, the boxes can only accept solid medications, such as pills, patches, inhalers, etc.  The boxes cannot accept liquids, medical waste or syringes.  Consumers wishing to dispose of these objects should speak with their doctors or pharmacists about disposal.  It should also be noted that consumers may only dispose of legal prescription or over-the-counter medications.

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