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The day-to-day operations of the police department are the responsibility of the Chief of Police. The powers of that position are directly derived through state statute and local ordinance.
The Chief of Police, as a department head, is directly accountable to the Township Administrator. His/Her responsibilities encompass the whole of the police function from delegation of authority and assignments, to serving as the final authority in disciplinary matters, budgeting and departmental policy. The officers under his command derive their police powers from his legislated authority.


2022 Body Worn Camera Information


Completed Internal Affairs Complaint Forms can be delivered in any of the options below:

Mail:  Green Brook Police Department 109 Greenbrook Road Green Brook, NJ 08812

In Person:  Green Brook Police Department 109 Greenbrook Road Green Brook, NJ 08812

Email:  gbpdia@greenbrookpd.org

Internal Affairs Reporting Forms and Civilian Complaint Information Sheet, or here for Sample Civilian Complaint Information Sheet (English)


Operations Division

Operations involves the everyday interactions which are most visible to the public and commonly considered to be the heart of police work. Included are the Patrol Bureau, Detective Bureau and Traffic Bureau.


  • Patrol Bureau

    The uniformed patrol, utilizing marked police vehicles, is the backbone of the force with the task to "Protect and Serve" the residents of, and visitors to, our fair community. This largest complement of officers accomplishes the task through a Township-wide patrol of four sectors. The normal road patrol consists of four uniformed patrol officers and one road sergeant. They are all professionally trained and provide first-responder coverage for our residents and visitors. Patrol officers are the first on the scene to provide emergency medical treatment to the injured through our Emergency Services Unit (ESU), the first to evacuate a burning building and coordinate the fire department response, the first to respond in defense of individuals who fall victim to criminal activity, and the first to become involved with any problem our public may encounter, police or non-police related.

  • Detective Bureau

    The basic function of the Detective Bureau is criminal investigations and intelligence gathering. Detectives conduct plainclothes follow-ups of serious crimes, vice activities, and juvenile matters, and assist the Patrol Division with supplemental investigations. The Detective Bureau also prepares cases for prosecution, collects evidence, and conducts interrogations of individuals involved in criminal conduct. The Detective Bureau acts as liaison between the police department and other Law Enforcement and Homeland Security agencies, at the local, state, and federal levels and functions as the Municipal Counter-Terrorism Coordinator.
    If you have any information which can assist our detectives in a criminal investigation or have any information regarding possible criminal or suspicious activity, please contact our Detective Bureau at 732-968-1188 or email them at investigations@greenbrookpd.org . All emergencies should be reported via 9-1-1

  • Traffic Bureau

    The Traffic Bureau's primary function is to provide traffic-related services to the community in the form of accident investigation, traffic direction and enforcement, traffic flow surveys, school crossing and other special assignments of similar nature. They also supplement the Patrol Bureau by actively patrolling the Township.


Services Division

Less known and less visible but equally important is the support function that provides our public with the necessary services to make life easier and safer through programs, projects, crime prevention and records retention. The support function of the department is vital to the total operation. Records maintained for public access include incident reports and accident reports. Other documentation involving individuals or their property are retained for legal and insurance purposes. A variety of programs and projects are provided at no cost to the public through the Community Policing Unit.


Contact Information

Chief William Coward
109 Greenbrook Road
Green Brook, NJ 08812
Tel (Non Emergency): 732-968-1188