Investigation Services

Responsibilities

The Department’s Investigative Services Division is responsible for both the proactive and reactive investigation of crimes against both persons and property. Some of the additional responsibilities of the Division include crime scene processing and evidence collection, background investigations of new police employees and investigations related to Alcoholic Beverage Control and firearms permit applications.

Detective Bureau

The Detective Bureau is currently staffed by seven Detectives who are responsible for conducting general investigations, with one Detective specifically assigned to investigate all matters directly related to the involvement of juvenile offenders. Other Detectives are assigned to handle evidence and identification functions, Megan’s Law registrations, bias crimes, narcotics investigations and sexual assault investigations. 

Committing to Protecting Our Residents

All members of the Investigative Services Division remain committed to improving the quality of life for all residents and visitors of Jackson Township and encourage residents to assist when they can in that endeavor.

Special Enforcement Unit

The Special Enforcement Unit is supervised by Dsg. Mitch Cowit and has 2 detectives assigned to it as well as other officers who are assigned there on a temporary basis to assist with investigations.  They investigate quality of life complaints related to narcotics and other illegal activity and also assist with larger investigations.  Tips can be left for the unit at 732-928-1111, by contacting Dsg. Cowit directly at 732-833-3012 or through the department’s Stop It app, access code “JPDtips08527”