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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.

Press Release - June 28, 2017 
Lower Township Police Department Deploys Body Worn Cameras

BWCBeginning Wednesday, June 28, 2017, Lower Township Police officers will be wearing body worn cameras on patrol. In addition to having in-car video cameras in their patrol vehicles, officers will be equipped with the WatchGuard Vista Wearable Body Camera. It functions as a camera and DVR combination to collect video and audio evidence.  Police Officers will wear the camera near or at the center of their chest, on the outer most layer of clothing. 

The Lower Township Police Department’s use of body worn video camera technology will be a valuable tool in accurately documenting events, actions, conditions and statements, made during investigative stops, field interviews, arrests and critical incidents. Body cameras are a valuable asset intended to assist department officers in the prosecution of certain offenders by augmenting an officer’s testimony with a video/audio record of the incident. Although it doesn’t capture everything the officer sees, it will be beneficial for court and will document a clearer picture of what happened during an incident. The use of the cameras increases transparency and also provides an opportunity to capture the good work that the police officers do on a daily basis.  Additionally, this equipment will enable department administrators to conduct periodic reviews of officer-citizen contacts, for quality control purposes and will aid in the investigation of citizen complaints.

The use of the body worn cameras will follow the guidelines issued by the New Jersey Attorney General and the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office, along with the policies set by the Lower Township Police Department.

Employment Opportunities - July 2017

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.
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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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