The Patrol Division is the backbone of the department and is responsible for routine patrol coverage, all calls for service, and initial emergency response within the 42 square miles of Jefferson Township that extends from the tip of Route 80 out to Route 23, covering approximately 180 of roads within its borders.
The Patrol Division is the largest and most visible part of the deparmtnet and is primarily responsible for initial investigations, routine motor vehicle accident investigations, traffic enforcement and all emergency calls. Patrol Officers are responsible for warrant service and assist the Detective Bureau on search warrant executions.
In addition to the main headquarters on Weldon Road, the patrol officers can also be found periodically manning the Police Substation located just inside the entransce of the Pathmark Supermarket on Route 15 South in the Lake Hopatcong section of town.
During the summer months, the Patrol Division's motor patrol is supplemented with bicycle patrols made up of officers from the Patrol Division and the Services Burea.
The Patrol Division aveages 1,000 calls for service and issues approximately 400 summonses each month.
At the present time, the Patrol Division consists of two platoon Lieutenants, four squad sergeants, four corporals and 25 police officers. Each squad consists of 6 officers, and one squad is working at any given time.