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End of Year 2013 Report

Lower Township Police Department

We encourage you to visit our website often. Our Police Department handles all police functions as well as emergency service dispatching. 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

National Night Out 2014

Once again it is time for the annual National Night Out. This year the celebration with be held on Tuesday, August 5th, from 7pm to 9pm. The events will be held inside and outside of Lower Cape May Regional High School. 

Entrance will be in the back of the school by the fields, look for the firetrucks! We hope everyone comes out and joins us again in educating the community on safety while having fun and learning about the police department, fire department, rescue department, and all of their vehicles and equipment.

Many of our local businesses sponsor this event by donating and serving refreshments to all who attend. Other sponsors provide activities such as pony rides, a rock climbing wall, a dunk tank (with a police officer as the target), face painting, air mats for gymnastics, and other fun games and activities.

 Each year, this National Crime Awareness Event brings people from all over the township together and helps us realize the importance and value of working together. We get a true sense of community and just how great a force that can be.

 I again want to thank all those who participated in this year’s National Night Out and especially those who helped organize. A lot of time and effort goes into planning this each year and I am grateful to those who really put their heart into it to make it a night for us all to remember.


Employment Opportunity ~ Posted 7/18/2014


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

Class II Applicants must hold a valid PTC Certification for New Jersey Special Class II Officer and have a minimum of two years experience as a Law Enforcement Officer.

Relief Dispatcher is a part-time, on call position.  Preference will be given to those who are already certified and/or trained for this position; however, please do not hesitate to apply if you feel that you have the skills necessary but have not yet been trained. 

Applications are available in the Records Section located in the front lobby of police headquarters, 405 Breakwater Road, Erma, New Jersey, during normal business hours of 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday or through our website here.

Applicants are encouraged to submit an application to have on file for present and future hiring opportunities


The Township of Lower maintains a modern, well equipped Police Department. The department is entrusted with the dual mission of maintaining a social order conducive to the lifestyle of our community and providing professional law enforcement services to all. In essence, our agency exists to both protect and serve all members of the community. It is through the diligent efforts of the members of our department that the citizens of the community develop a sense of personal security. They must be assured that timely and professional emergency assistance is continually available to them.

However, no law enforcement agency can operate at its maximum potential without supportive input from the citizenry it serves. Crime prevention is the responsibility of every member of the community. The law enforcement component of the community will expend effort to prevent crime, just as it does to detect, identify, and arrest criminals. We actively solicit and encourage the cooperation of all in decreasing the opportunity for crime to occur, so that the benefit realized from utilization of our available resources may be maximized.

In furtherance of these purposes, the following goals are established for the Lower Township Police Department:

  • Provide for prevention of crime utilizing all available resources in the most cost effective manner possible.
  • Provide for the expeditious and prudent apprehension of suspected violators of the law, regardless of their station in life.
  • Provide for services that contribute to the preservation of life and protection of property, the preservation of community health and safety, and general public assistance under all conditions.
  • Provide for the safe and effective flow of vehicular traffic throughout the township.
  • Provide for thorough, appropriate and efficient police related investigations.
  • Provide for positive measures against organized crime and their illicit activities.
  • Provide for the maintenance of social order during times of unnatural occurrences or disasters.
  • Provide for efficient and effective departmental administration, and for the career needs of departmental personnel


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