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.
Step #1: Visit the website – www.njportal.com/NJSP/fars.
Step #2: When you log on, you must enter the Brigantine Police Department’s ORI# NJ0010300.
Step #3: Complete the online application. Use your “official name”. You may complete the application using a smartphone, mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer, but you will NEED TO PRINT THE IDENTIGO FINGERPRINT FORM. When deciding on how many permits you would like to get, remember:
Step #4: You will need to submit payment at our Police Department for your ID card and if applicable your permits. Check or Money Order only – made out to The City of Brigantine: ID cards are $5.00 and Permits are $2.00 each.
The New Jersey State Police website provides information on New Jersey firearms laws, transportation of firearms and frequently asked questions. Visit https://www.njsp.org/firearms/index.shtml
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
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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.
Captain William Hoffman is the Patrol Division commander and oversees all day to day operations of our uniformed patrol officers.
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.
Our Records Division is managed by Ms. Colleen Felix who oversees the proper handling and dissemination of police reports and other pertinent documentation within our department.
Requesting a copy of a police report: You may request a copy of a police report by filling out a Records Request form and e-mailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org. After a police officer responds to an incident or takes a complaint, he or she completes the appropriate report(s). These reports are then reviewed by a police supervisor, and then are forwarded to the Records Division for filing. Please understand that this process takes approximately 7-10 business days.
If the information you have pertains to a crime that has already been committed or the whereabouts of a person wanted for a crime, please call 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. Callers will remain anonymous and tips that lead to successful investigations may be eligible for cash reward.
Annual Major Discipline Reporting
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Annual Internal Affairs Summary
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City of Brigantine Beach
1417 West Brigantine Avenue
Brigantine, NJ 08203
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm