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Manchester Township Police
1 Colonial Drive
Manchester, NJ 08759-3898

Police Emergency
732-657-6111 TDD

Police Non-Emergency
732-657-2009 TDD

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The Patrol Bureau is the largest and most visible organizational unit within the Division and provides the bulk of policing services to the public. The Patrol Bureau provides a staff of highly trained and qualified officers that work 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.

The primary mission of the Patrol Bureau is emergency response, crime prevention, preliminary investigations, proactive patrol and traffic enforcement.

The Patrol Bureau is comprised of two platoons. Each platoon is commanded by a Patrol Lieutenant. Each platoon consists of three squads which are supervised by Patrol Sergeants. Each Platoon covers three shifts, days, evenings and midnights. The shifts are strategically planned to provide an overlap of police services and to ensure continuous coverage throughout the Township. Additionally, the Township is geographically split into an East and West end, both of which are broken down by a patrol area, or post.

Bureau Commanders

Lieutenant James Sharkey (Sunday to Wednesday)
732-657-2009 ext. 4602

Lieutenant Vincent Manco (Wednesday to Saturday)
732-657-2009 ext. 4600

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Mission Statement
The mission of the Manchester Township Police Division is to provide the highest level of professional police service to our citizens and visitors by safeguarding lives and property, protecting the innocent, maintaining order, aggressively investigating and preventing crimes, impartially enforcing laws and upholding the Constitution, thereby enhancing the quality of life in our community.


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