About Us

Police Department

Our Mission
To promote public safety; to prevent, suppress and investigate crimes; to provide emergency and non-emergency services; to create and maintain strong community partnerships; to adapt a multi-disciplinary approach to solving community problems; and to develop and promote a diverse, professional workforce.
Accredited Agency
The Rockaway Township Police Department is an Accredited Agency through the New Jersey State Chiefs of Police Association Accreditation Commission. Accreditation status represents a significant professional achievement. Accreditation acknowledges the implementation of policies and procedures that are conceptually sound and operationally effective. In order for the Department to become accredited we had to demonstrate compliance with over 100 standards. Accreditation period is every 3 years and is audited yearly to demonstrate continued compliance. At the end of each third year the Department requests Re-Accreditation where assessors come out to the agency to reevaluate all of our policies and procedures, inspect our operations and even solicit community feedback before recommending or denying us for re-accreditation. The Rockaway Township Police Department proudly received our initial Accreditation in November 2010 and was recently Re-Accredited in April of 2014.
Job Opportunities
Rockaway Township is a Civil Service Employer 
All job openings and promotions are filled by competitive exams through the State of New Jersey Civil Service Commission.
Temporary Handicap Placards   
The Rockaway Township Police Department is able to process applications for Temporary Handicap Placards.  These placards are good for 6 months but can be re-applied for an additional 6 months.  Forms are located at Police Headquarters or below and must be completed fully and be accompanied with check in order to process.