Office of Professional Standards (Internal Affairs)

BWC'S

On June 1st, 2021, a new NJ Attorney General Directive went into effect updating the regulations regarding the use of Body Worn Cameras (BWC's) by police in New Jersey.  The Edgewater Park Township Police Department has been utilizing BWC's since 2015.

Please be advised that if you have an encounter with a police officer, it will be video- and audio-recorded, with very few exceptions. 

The attached photographs show the BWC up close and the most common placement of the BWC on an officer.  


MISSION:

The Edgewater Park Township Police Department is committed to providing law enforcement services that are fair, effective, and impartially applied. It is in the best interests of everyone that your complaint about the performance of an individual officer is resolved fairly and promptly. The Edgewater Park Township Police Department has formal procedures for investigating any citizens’ complaints. These procedures ensure fairness and protect the rights of both citizens and law enforcement officers.

  • All complaints against law enforcement officers are thoroughly investigated. You will be advised in writing of the outcome of the investigation.
  • Your complaint will be forwarded to the Office of Professional Standards, where a specially trained internal affairs officer will conduct a thorough and objective investigation.
  • You might be asked to help in the investigation by giving a detailed statement about what happened or providing other important information.
  • If our investigation shows that a crime might have been committed, the Burlington County Prosecutors Office will be notified. This may result in your need to testify in court.
  • If our investigation results in an officer being charged with a violation of department rules, you might be asked to testify in a departmental hearing.
  • If our investigation shows that the complaint is unfounded or that the officer acted properly, the matter will be closed.
  • All disciplinary hearings shall be closed to the public unless the defendant officer requests an open hearing.
  • You may call the Edgewater Park Police Department Office of Professional Standards at 609-877-4404, and request the Office of Professional Standards provide you with any additional information or any questions about the case.

Any person with a complaint regarding an Edgewater Park Township Police Officer may complete the attached Citizens Complaint Information Form and print the form to take to the police department. Please contact any of the listed Office of Professional Standards officers, listed to the right, if you have any questions or concerns.

To obtain a Citizens Complaint Information Form you may go to the police department or click here, or the bottom link in the blue righthand column, to download a copy.

Contact Information

Lt. Michael Unley
(609) 877-4404
munley@edgewaterpark-nj.com

Lt. John Harris
(609) 877-4404
jharris@edgewaterpark-nj.com

Sgt. David Meenan
(609) 877-4404
dmeenan@edgewaterpark-nj.com

 

Citizen Complaint Information Sheet