The Toms River Police Department was established in 1933 by the Township of Dover, Toms River but only became the…More official police department of Toms River in 2006. The establishment of the police department enabled Toms River police officers to join the State Patrolman's Benevolent Association. In 1933 the department consisted of three regular officers and grew to 137 officers in the early 1990s. The FBI rated the Dover Township Police Department as the second best in the state in 1961. The police department building consists of administrative offices, locker rooms, a squad room, a training room and a gym.
The mission of the police department is to educate the public, reduce safety hazards and solve problems. The Dove Township Police Department consists of the Detective Bureau, Traffic Safety, the Municipal Court, the Record Bureau, the Toms River Office of Emergency Management, Neighborhood Watch and the Toms River Police Foundation.
Oak Avenue Park Oak Ave & N Bay Ave, Toms River, NJ08753 Oak Avenue Park is acroos the street from the Toms River Police Department. This park consists of soccer fields, a…More playground, and bathrooms.
Toms River Police Department Substation Cox Cro Rd & Massachusetts Ave, Toms River, NJ08755 The officers working from this Toms River Police Department Substation are dedicated to protecting and educating the…More community to improve the quality of life for residents. There are more than 150 officers on the force.