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Click here for the 2014 Annual Police Department Report



Police Chief James Hunt, in partnership with Target, rewarded 10 children today (December 11) with Target gift cards through a grant received by the police department’s “Heroes and Helpers”.
Photo credit: Det/Sgt Dave Gamble



Chief James M. Hunt, Jr.
Acting Director Michael J. Bascom


MISSION STATEMENT   The mission of the Neptune Township Police Department is to consistently work to improve the quality of life for all citizens of and visitors to our community.  To promote the effective partnerships and encourage community involvement to address crime, the fear of crime and other community concerns.    

Name/Email Ext.
Chief James M. Hunt, Jr. 401
Police Director, Michael J. Bascom 241
Administrative Assistant to Police Chief, Patti DeRosa 402
Administration/Community Outreach Capt. Larry Fisher 425
Operations & Accreditation  Division, Capt. Andrew Leather 460
Patrol Captain, Capt. Robert Mangold 430
Detective Division, Det./Lt. Michael D’Amico 410
Quality of Life, Lt. William Kirschner 416
Traffic Division, Sgt. Michael Zarro 433
Community Outreach/Internal Affairs, Sgt. Kevin O’Donnell 414
Internal Affairs, Lt Michael McGhee 411
Municipal Court, Administrator, Ursula Postell 287
Police Records 457
Municipal Court 287
Detective Bureau 421

When you call the police department be accurate and informative 
Explain why you are calling. Leaving your name is OPTIONAL

Describe the people involved in the incident

  • what they look like
  • what they are wearing
  • approximated height and weight
  • skin color/ethnicity
  • hairstyle and hair color

Give an address, location, or landmark of where the incident occurred

Describe the vehicle involved

  • Color
  • Make
  • Model
  • License plate number


Car Burglary Prevention

Secure your valuables

  • Lock all doors and trunks/tailgate
  • Close all windows

Keep valuables out of view

  • Spare change
  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Sports equipment


  • Pocketbooks/wallets
  • Brief cases/backpacks
  • Laptop cases


  • Cell phones/charger
  • Ipads/tblets
  • Cameras
  • Laptop/computer equipment

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM   The Township of Neptune has joined Avon-by-the-Sea, and Neptune City in an emergency notification system.   This system has a feature that allows residents to log on and add themselves to the system via their own computer!  The system allows residents to add up to three phone numbers and two email addresses.  You can add your telephone numbers and addresses even if you think you are already listed, as the system recognizes duplications.  

Click here for the link

Please note that you will need to “agree” to the basic terms and conditions before continuing your registration.    The Police Department no longer refers to the system in print as “REVERSE 911” because this is a copyrighted name and belongs to another division of the same company.


In an emergency, dial 911