Brigantine Police Department
1417 W. Brigantine Avenue
Brigantine, NJ 08203
Phone: (609) 266-7414
Emergencies: Dial 9-1-1
The Brigantine Police Department, along with the men and women who fill its ranks, is committed to “Protect and Serve” every citizen, visitor, and business owner of our community with the most efficient and reliable professionalism expected of a law enforcement agency. We are dedicated to preserving the constitutional rights of every individual, all the while respecting their dignity and humanity, regardless of race, religion, creed or gender.
Members of the department shall always display the department values of Integrity ~ Honor ~ and Protection.
Information about Body Worn Cameras (BWC)
The men and women of the Brigantine Police Department would like to inform the public that we are now wearing body worn cameras (BWC) in accordance with the New Jersey Attorney General Guidelines.
The implementation and use of BWCs has the goal of improving both transparency and police-community relations, increasing the trust between our agency and the residents, visitors, and business owners of Brigantine.
The documentation of police actions and encounters will enhance police investigative abilities while also allowing us to better inform the public of events that occurred and why police took the actions they did. This will also allow the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office to better prepare for prosecutions of criminal offenders encountered by our officers.
We have deployed a number of Motorola Watchguard V300 body cameras pictured below. The cameras will record events from the officer’s point of view and persons who interact with police officers will be recorded on our body cameras. If you have any questions regarding our new technology, please contact the Brigantine Police Department at (609) 266-7414.
How do I Report a Street or Area Light Outage?
For Atlantic City Electric lights, click here to report the outage online or call (800) 642-3780.
Where can I find the City of Brigantine Local Ordinances
Click here to see the Local Ordinance / City Code.
The NJ State Police is announcing the statewide activation of the Firearms Application and Registration System (FARS). Our Police Department will be implementing the on-line program on May 1, 2019. All necessary information needed to apply is listed below.
For General Firearms Information
To apply for a Firearms Identification Card or a Handgun Purchase Permit
To apply for a Concealed Carry Permit
If you are retired law enforcement officer and have questions about the RPO
Certain Temporary Exemptions to CCARE Requirements
CCARE Temporary Exemptions
Civilian Carry Assessment and Range Evaluation
Permit to Carry CCARE Protocol – 9-15-2023
Civilian Carry Assessment and Range Evaluation (CCARE) Protocol
Permit to Carry Memo to LE – 9-15-2023
If you reside in Brigantine and have any questions about completing the above, please email:
Handicapped Parking Permits
Temporary Handicapped Permits are available from Brigantine Police Department. Application forms are available Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (excluding holidays) at the Police Records Department. The person’s medical doctor must complete a portion of the application. Permits are valid for 6 months and may be renewed for one additional 6 month period. There is a fee of $4.00, payable by check made out to “N.J. Motor Vehicle Commission.”
Permanent Handicapped Parking placards and plates are issued by the N.J. Motor Vehicle Commission, and those applications are available at any DMV office or online at NJ MVC.
Atlantic County Office of Emergency Preparedness
Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office
NJ Sex Offender Internet Registry
NJ Division of Criminal Justice
NJ Victims of Crime Compensation Board
Homeland Security Ready Campaign
Missing and Exploited Children
South Jersey Traffic Safety Alliance
Brigantine Municipal Court
Nixle Emergency Alerts
For Code Red Alerts:
Submit a Tip
Anonymous tips including information about crimes that have been committed, crimes that are ongoing, or the whereabouts of persons wanted for crimes can be submitted directly to the Brigantine Police Department at BRIGANTINE POLICE TIPS.
You can also call the Brigantine Police at 609-266-7414 or contact the ATLANTIC COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS at 652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 or by visiting their website.
Surveillance Camera Registry
To better engage the members of our community in our efforts to keep Brigantine safe, the Brigantine Police Department is asking residents and businesses to consider registering their surveillance cameras with our department. Video surveillance isn’t saved forever, and should a crime or incident occur in your neighborhood, this will allow us to quickly contact you and request your assistance. This program is completely free and completely voluntary.
To register your cameras, follow the link below. Create a login at City Protect and follow the instructions on the page. It’s important to note that registering with City Protect will NOT give us access to view your cameras. This will simply let us know where video surveillance cameras are located throughout the Island of Brigantine.
We truly appreciate you considering furthering our partnership between the Brigantine Police Department and the Brigantine Community through your participation in this surveillance camera registry.
Brigantine Police Department Camera Registry
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Police Administration is comprised of Chief Casamento, two captains, and one sergeant.
Captain Thomas Wodazak is the Detective Bureau commander and also oversees the Office of Professional Standards and Internal Affairs.
A/Captain Steve Ward is the Patrol Division commander and oversees all day to day operations of our uniformed patrol officers.
Sergeant Richard DeLeon is the Administrative Officer who oversees the Special Police Officers, Public Safety Telecommunicators along with the hiring processes and academy resources.
The Detective Bureau is responsible for conducting criminal investigations that occur within the City of Brigantine as well as criminal investigations that have a nexus to our city and community. Our detectives diligently pursue all investigative leads and information gathered as well as collect, process, and analyze evidence. They are trained in specialized areas of criminal investigation that enable our department to respond to a diverse range of crime scenes and volatile incidents.
Brigantine Police Department detectives maintain partnerships with other municipal law enforcement officers as well as our law enforcement partners at the county, state, and federal levels of government. These relationships allow us to share critical information and resources to achieve the common goal of maintaining safe communities in our area.
Patrol Division officers are those who you see in the Brigantine community on the most frequent basis, as they are the men and women in uniform who patrol the City of Brigantine 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The primary function of the Patrol Division is to respond to calls for service and emergencies as well as conducting preliminary investigations of crimes and offenses that occur within the City of Brigantine. All of our officers are trained in basic life support functions to include CPR and first aid, and a group of our officers are trained and certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). Officers carry life saving equipment with them each shift, including automated external defibrillators (AED) and remain ready to respond to medical emergencies along with the Brigantine Fire Department. Our officers also participate in active shooter and critical incident response training in order to ensure our operational readiness.
The Communications Division is comprised of eight full-time dispatchers as well as part-time dispatch staff who work 24/7 to field incoming phone calls as well as 9-1-1- calls. Emergency Dispatchers are trained in coordinating appropriate police, fire, and EMS response and are also trained to provide instructions to callers to begin life-saving measures in the event of a medical emergency.
Office of Professional Standards (Internal Affairs)
Reports or complaints of officer misconduct can be submitted in person or anonymously. Completed Internal Affairs Reporting forms can either be dropped off at the police department or mailed to:
Brigantine Police Department
Attn: Office of Professional Standards
1417 W. Brigantine Avenue
Brigantine, NJ 08203
Complaint Information Forms (Choose Language)
Internal Affairs Report Forms (Choose Language)
Annual Major Discipline Reporting
Annual Internal Affairs Summary
Brigantine Police Department Recruitment Plan
The goal of the Brigantine Police Department Recruitment Plan is to attract qualified individuals to pursue a career in the Brigantine Police Department. The objective is to achieve an overall racial and gender composition of the department in comparison to the service population of the City of Brigantine as well as the State of New Jersey. The Brigantine Police Department hopes to achieve these goals through innovative and proactive recruitment. This agency will act in good faith to meet the goals of employing a diverse work force to include color, ethnicity, and gender diversity. Through the plan of action listed later in this memo, the Brigantine Police Department will attempt to accomplish adaptive recruiting processes to achieve the objective of a competent and diverse work force.
The Recruitment Program was established in 2022 in compliance with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Guideline, Promoting Diversity in Law Enforcement Recruitment and Hiring. To accomplish the requirements set forth and ensure that the Brigantine Police Department was hiring the most diverse and qualified individuals who represent our community, we examined the United States Census information regarding the population of Brigantine and the State as a whole. After evaluating these statistics, we have developed a comprehensive Recruitment Plan that will introduce and recruit diverse candidates with a focus on underrepresented individuals.
The Brigantine Police Department is an equal opportunities employer. The Chief or his designee is responsible for the administration of the Recruitment Plan.
Identify and maintain contact with local organizations and support groups including but not limited to: education, religious, ethnic, racial, and gender-based organizations.
Activities include but are not limited to:
The Brigantine Police Department has developed a Recruitment Plan to hire and retain the best applicants, with a focus on creating diversity within the ranks of the department. This plan will be consistently monitored and evaluated to ensure the department is in compliance and ensuring the best hiring practices are being utilized.
City of Brigantine Beach
1417 West Brigantine Avenue
Brigantine, NJ 08203
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm