Contact Us
Station: (732) 657-7812
Dispatch: (732) 657-7811

Services

Patrol Division

The patrol division of the Lakehurst Police Department consists of the uniformed officers assigned to patrol duties. Officers staff this division 24 hours a day / 7 days a week and perform a wide range of patrol duties and community policing programs.


Investigation Division

The investigation division’s primary function is to conduct follow up investigations of reported crimes and assist with the prosecution of these crimes. Each case is worked to the fullest extent until an arrest is made or closed due to insufficient leads.


Internal Affairs

The Lakehurst Police Department is committed to ensuring that all sworn members act in a professional and courteous manner in all encounters with the public. The Internal Affairs Unit are responsible for the receipt, investigation and resolution of all citizen complaints of Police misconduct. In addition, we are also proud to accept commendations from the public wishing to recognize the good work of one of our sworn members.

Any person wishing to file a complaint or wishing to commend an officer can complete the Lakehurst Police Commendation / Complaint Form, which is shown below. This form can be filled out and dropped off at the Lakehurst Police Department Unit during regular business hours, Monday through Friday at Police Headquarters, 530 Union Avenue, Lakehurst, New Jersey. In addition, the form can be completed and sent through the mail to the attention of the Internal Affairs Unit.

In accordance with the New Jersey Attorney General Guideline for Internal Affairs, you have the right to file a complaint at any time, with any Police Officer or member of the Ocean County Prosecutors Office. Any questions with respect to the filing of a complaint or Officer commendation should be directed to Sergeant Matthew Kline (732) 657-7812 Ext. 312, or via email at mkline@lakehurstpolice.org.

For additional information on the New Jersey Attorney General Guideline for Internal Affairs  click here.

For the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Internal Affairs Unit yearly report click here.

Download the Police Commendation / Complaint form here.


Firearms

FIREARMS APPLICATION PROCEDURES

*You are required to be at least 18 years of age to apply for a Firearms ID Card.
*You are required to be at least 21 years of age to apply for a Permit to Purchase a Handgun.

Read the instructions in their entirety before completing the forms or issuing forms of payment.

INITIAL APPLICANTS FOR A FIREARMS ID CARD AND/OR ID CARD WITH A HANDGUN PERMIT

The following forms and paperwork must be submitted:
(Application and forms are available on the New Jersey State Police website as fillable PDF, www.njsp.org/firearms/)

1. Firearms Application form (STS-33, Revised 09/09)
2. Consent for Medical Health Records Search form (SP-66, Revised 11/07), Must be signed in the presence of Police personnel
3. You will need to present an original birth certificate, proof of naturalization or a passport and a valid New Jersey Drivers License at the time of application.
4. The fee for a Firearms ID Card is $5.00 and the fee for each Handgun Permit is $2.00. Personal checks or money orders made payable to Lakehurst Borough Police Department are accepted. These fees are due at the time the application is turned in.
5. (4) stamped envelopes (letter size #10)

Upon receipt of these properly prepared documents, you will be provided with an official form, along with a phone number and website to make an appointment to be fingerprinted by MorphoTrust USA, an agency contracted by the New Jersey State Police. After being fingerprinted, your MorphoTrust receipt along with the tracking number provided for verification purposes must be returned to us. Please make your appointment and have your fingerprints taken in a timely manner as your firearms application will not be processes without our Department receiving the MorphoTrust results.

Please be sure your application, and all paperwork is filled out COMPLETELY and legibly with names, address, phone numbers and zip codes. Improperly prepared applications will not be accepted or processed.

References may NOT be related to you. Additionally, please be sure to advise your references to return your letters as soon as possible. Failure to receive these letters in a timely manner will result in delay of your application.

APPLICATION FOR ADDITIONAL HANDGUN PERMITS AND/OR DUPLICATE FIREARMS PURCHASER ID CARD

A duplicate Firearms ID Card will be issued by this Department for the following reasons:
• Lost or stolen ID Card
• Mutilated ID Card (current issued ID Card shall be surrendered at time of application)
• Change of address on sex on ID Card (Current issued ID Card shall be surrendered at time of application)
• Change of name on ID Card (Current issued ID Card shall be surrendered at time of application)

The following forms and paperwork must be submitted:

(Application and forms are available on the New Jersey State Police website as fillable PDF , www.njsp.org/firearms/ )

1. Firearms Application form (STS-33, Revised 09/09)
2. Consent for Medical Health Records Search form (SP-66, Revised 11/07) Must be signed in the presence of Police personnel
3. You will need to present an original birth certificate, proof of naturalization or a passport and a valid New Jersey Drivers License at the time of application.
4. Copy of your Firearms ID Card (or shall surrender at time of application when required)
5. The fee for each Handgun Permit is $2.00. Personal checks or money orders made payable to Lakehurst Borough Police Department are accepted. These fees are due at the time the application is turned in.
6. (4) stamped envelopes (letter size #10)
7. The New Jersey State Police requires you to submit the Criminal History Record Information form electronically (212A form)

a. Log in to the website www.njportal.com/njsp/criminalrecords and click on the ON LINE FORM 212A
b. When asked for the agency’s ORI number, enter the following ORI# – NJ0151300
c. Fill out the demographics and select the background needed, which is NJS 2C:58-3. Firearm Licensing.
d. You will then be requested to enter your State Bureau of Identification number (SBI number – also known as the Firearms Identification number.) This is to ensure that you have been fingerprinted under a firearms application before. If you have not, you will be rejected from the process at this time. This number appears on your Firearms Purchaser ID Card and previously issued Handgun Purchase Permits.
e. If all information is correct, you will check out by making a $20.00 payment by credit card or electronic check. Once the payment is verified, you will receive a Confirmation & Receipt that will include your confirmation number. It is recommended you save this document for your records.
f. You will find additional instructions by clicking on the Help Tab, located on the top right side of the page.

Please be sure your application, and all paperwork is filled out COMPLETELY and legibly with names, address, phone numbers and zip codes. Improperly prepared applications will not be accepted or processed.

References may NOT be related to you. Additionally, please be sure to advise your references to return your letters as soon as possible. Failure to receive these letters in a timely manner will result in delay of your application.

Applicants are solely responsible to arrange for fingerprinting or complete the online Criminal History Records Check as applicable. Processing and approval of your firearms application may take approximately 14-16 weeks. You will be notified by telephone when your application has been approved. You must pick up your ID Card / Handgun Permits in person. Note: You may only purchase one (1) handgun per (30) day period and permits shall be valid for a period of 90 days from the date of issuance. Permits may be renewed for good cause for an additional 90 days. In no event shall a permit to purchase a handgun be valid form more than 180 consecutive days from the date the permit was originally issued. A Permit to Purchase a Handgun must be completed on each handgun transferred in this State.

If you require additional information on the firearms process, you may contact the Lakehurst Borough Police Department at (732) 657-7812. You may also refer to the New Jersey State Police website or contact the New Jersey State Police at (609) 882-2000. They have a voice mail system that offers information on the firearms process.


Megan’s Law

For further information about Megan’s Law, visit the New Jersey State Police website.


Alcoholic Beverage Control

All bartenders and security personnel are required to obtain a alcohol beverage handles card obtained through this agency.

Applications for these cards can be obtained through the records department during normal business hours. Contact ABC Sergeant Matthew Kline for further information or questions. For instructions on how to apply for a alcoholic beverage handle card or renewal card and for the application forms click here.

You may also visit the New Jersey State Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control website.


D.A.R.E. Program

The D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program is an interactive program which involves students in the 5th grade to interact with police department D.A.R.E Officers. The Officers teach a ten week program about drug resistance education. D.A.R.E. teaches the students how to make healthy and wise decisions when encountering drugs and alcohol. The students use a D.A.R.E. “Decision Making Model” to help make these decisions. After the completion of the program each individual student receives a certificate of completion at a graduation ceremony.


Animal Control

The Borough of Lakehurst has a contract with Manchester Township for Animal Control services. If you need to contact the Animal Control services, call (732) 657-6111. Normal operating hours: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. If you need Animal Control after hours, contact the Lakehurst Police Department at (732) 657-7811.

Enforcement includes, but not limited to the following:

  • Patrolling for stray domestic animals
  • Investigations into reports of attacks, abuse or sick animals
  • Response to public complaints concerning lost, stray, injured or nuisance domestic animals
  • Issuing of summons for violations
  • Enforcement of licensing domestic pets
  • Capture of stray domestic animals

Harboring or feeding of stray animals is PROHIBITED. If you feed or shelter a stray animal, the responsibilty of the animal becomes yours and Animal Control will not respond.

If a wild animal gets inside of your residence, Animal Control will not respond. Contact the Lakehurst Police Department and they will respond and attempt to assist you. If the animal doesn’t get removed for whatever reason, you need to contact a pest control service for removal.

If a wild animal is sick or injured outside your residence, Animal Control will respond.

If you need Animal Control after hours, contact the Lakehurst Police Department at (732) 657-7811.


Request an Off Duty Officer

Lakehurst Police Department officers on off-duty assignment are primarily hired to maintain order, provide security, facilitate traffic flow, and take action against violations of the law.

If you would like to hire an officer for an off-duty assignment, requests must be received at the police department no later than (5) working days prior to the day(s) needed or the request cannot be guaranteed. You must follow up with the Lakehurst Police Department during normal business hours to find out if your request was filled.

NOTE: There is a 2 hour minimum per officer per request. Cancelation of request less than 48 hours from start time will result in a 2 hour minimum pay for all assigned officers.

Your ability to hire off-duty police officers is at the sole discretion of the Lakehurst Police Department. We also reserve the right to decline job requests that may be deemed inappropriate for police officers.

Emergency Special Duty Request:

An emergency job is an event which poses potential danger to the public (i.e. water main break, downed power line, etc.).  Please call: (732) 657-7811 for emergency jobs only.

Off Duty Officer Request Form

Completed forms can be fax to the Lakehurst Police Department at (732) 657-0367 or mailed to the Police Department.


Special Needs Registration

The Special Needs Program is a voluntary program designated to assist Borough residents in the event of an unforeseen emergency or natural disaster. If you or a loved one has special needs and may require assistance during an emergency such as an evacuation, major storm or power outages, please fill out the “Special Needs Residents Registration Form” and return it to the Lakehurst Police Department.  Click here for form.