About the Lower Township
The Lower Township Police Department was officially incorporated in 1955. The Department
now has 45 full time police officers and several Class II or part time officers. The Lower Township Police Department is organized
into Administrative Services Division, Patrol Bureau, Community Services/Tactical Patrol, Investigative Bureau, Communications
Bureau and Records Bureau.
the Patrol Bureau provides uniformed law enforcement services, the Criminal Investigation Bureau of the Lower Township Police
Department, “is responsible for identifying and apprehending criminal offenders and for preparing the cases for prosecution.
These cases may involve murder, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, major thefts, arson, drugs and other
serious crimes. The Criminal Investigation Bureau also investigates cases of non-criminal nature, including liquor license
applications, missing persons reports and firearm applications. Members of the Criminal Investigation Bureau also provide
programs to civic organizations in our community. Detectives assigned to these criminal cases often act as evidence technicians,
processing the crime scene for physical evidence. The detectives may take photographs, handle and collect trace evidence from
the crime scene and dust the area with fingerprint powder for latent fingerprints. Additionally, the detectives interview
and take statements from victims, witnesses and defendants.”