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
While 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.