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Welcome to Hazlet Township Police Department

We would like to welcome you to the Hazlet Township Police Department website. As you navigate, take note of our mission, core values and vision. We are committed to providing professional service to our community and building trust. This website provides a historical view of the agency, current information on activities and events within the community and direct access to bureaus within our organization. I hope you find the information useful and I look forward to your continued support and assistance. Thank you.

Mission Statement

The Hazlet Township Police Department is committed to serve and protect all people within our jurisdiction with respect, fairness, and compassion. Our mission is to provide professional law enforcement services while working in partnership with those who we serve.

Value Statement- The Hazlet Township Police Department will be guided by our core values, which are:

Courage – A commitment to accept responsibility and accountability for our actions and decisions as well as possess a quality of spirit that enables us to confront danger, fear or difficulty with resolve and bravery;

Integrity – Adherence to a strict ethical code driven by personal pride, honesty and dedication to duty;

Respect – A willingness to treat all persons with an unbiased decency and fairness while guaranteeing to uphold the principles and values guided by the constitution of the United States and the State of New Jersey.

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October Activities at Hazlet PD

This October the Hazlet Township Police Department joined the Pink Patch Project. Officers wore a grey and pink patch on their shoulders in lieu of our traditional yellow and blue. This was to help raise awareness for breast cancer, since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Here you can see some of our proud men and women in blue, sporting the pink. 

November 3rd, 2020|


SUBJECT:           Vehicle Burglaries

DATE:                 October 27, 2020

TIME:                  02:13 AM

RELEASED BY: Deputy Chief Robert Mulligan


On October 27, 2020 at 2:13 AM, several officers responded to the area of Racoon Drive on the report of an attempted vehicle theft/burglary.  Upon arrival, a search of the area revealed that two additional vehicles were unlawfully entered on Deer Street.  Officers along with K-9 Rico searched the area and located a 15 year old male juvenile from Elizabeth, New Jersey. He […]

October 27th, 2020|


Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

(Hazlet Township / Monmouth CountyNJ) A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will, on October 5th, 2020, examine all aspects of the Hazlet Township Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services Chief of Police Ted A. Wittke announced today.

“Verification by the team that the Hazlet Township Police Department meets the Commission’s “best practice” standards is part of a voluntary […]

September 28th, 2020|

Department Promotions

Tuesday night, September 8th 2020, Mayor Mike Glackin and the Township Committee promoted five officers to their new ranks and recognized Chief Philip Meehan who recently retired from the force, for his 23 years of service. Ted Wittke was sworn in as Hazlet Township’s 6th Chief of Police. Robert Mulligan was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief, Nicholas Greene and Scott Randolph were sworn in to the […]
September 16th, 2020|

Retirement of Chief Philip Meehan

On August 31, 2020 the members of Hazlet Township Police Department joined together with our law enforcement leaders and partners to honor Chief Philip Meehan who is retiring. Chief Meehan has spent over 30 years serving his country and community.

He is a Marine Corps veteran of desert storm and In 1994 he started his law enforcement career with the Sussex County Corrections. In 1997 he was hired as a patrol officer at Lakehurst P.D. and […]

September 3rd, 2020|

Cased Closed Thanks to Assistance From Public

On July 18, 2020, a citizen reported being inappropriately touched on the buttocks by an unknown male at the Hazlet Shoprite. After a day or so of attempting to identify the subject via surveillance footage, we posted the still images of the suspect on our Facebook page asking for assistance from our community. Within hours of posting we were able to positively identify the subject thanks to a tip from the public. The subject, a […]

July 25th, 2020|
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