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Police Support Services


The Support Services Division is responsible for all Department support and staff activities.  This Division is distinguished from the Operations Division by the fact that its clients are, primarily, the Department itself rather than members of the University community or the public and that its members are not sworn law enforcement officers.

The functions of the Support Services Division include, but are not necessarily limited to, communications, information management, fiscal management, purchasing, property management, public information, personnel management, management of Department equipment, administration, clerical functions and general support of Department operations.

Administration Bureau

This Bureau performs secretarial duties in support of the Director and Command Staff, including preparing purchase orders, payment requisitions, general orders, travel reimbursements, administrative policies, and inter-departmental charges.  This Bureau is also responsible for maintaining the Department’s Written Directive System, certain personnel related records, employee training records, income and expense records, the processing of personnel reviews (PARS) and all related administrative tasks as required.  The Administration Bureau may be reached during normal business hours at 908-737-4840.

Communications Bureau

The primary function of this Bureau is to receive and relay requests for service from the public to the individual, Unit, Bureau, Division or University Department responsible for satisfaction of the request.  This Bureau also responds to requests for data and information from members of the Department.  Members of this Bureau document, chronologically, all activities of the Operations Division. The Communications Bureau is staffed on a 24-hour per day basis by Public Safety Telecommunicators (PSTs) who are New Jersey State Certified Emergency Communications Officers/Emergency Medical Dispatchers, and operates the Department's state of the art 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center.

Records Bureau

Bureau Supervisor: Sonia Yantin, Records Supervisor.

The primary responsibilities of the Records Bureau include receiving, storing, disseminating, and disposing of the records of the Operations and Support Services Divisions; receiving, storing and disposing of property, both found and evidentiary; submitting data to the national crime reporting system; and, providing information in the compilation of other reports as required by law or Federal regulations.  This Bureau is also responsible to provide support/staffing to the Parking Services Unit(which is physically housed within the Bureau located just inside the main lobby of Police Headquarters) and for coordination/retention of Department time & attendance records.  The Records Bureau may be contacted directly at 908-737-4810 during business hours for those who require a copy of a police report, assistance with registration for a Parking Decal, or to inquire about found/recovered property.

Security & Safety Bureau

Bureau Supervisors: Ronald Dias and Jorge PenalozaSenior Security Officers

This Bureau is responsible to observe for criminal or suspicious activity, and report it to the Operations Division.  Security Officers are non-sworn, uniformed members of the Department employed as a force multiplier and a visual deterrence to criminal or disorderly conduct.  Security Officers can be assigned to a fixed post, a Directed Patrol, or a roving patrol by foot or vehicle. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, safety escorts, door openings, traffic control, handling of lost property, enforcement of campus parking regulations, and assisting or supporting the Operations Division as directed or required.  Anyone on University property may request a walking safety escort from this Bureau by contacting Police Dispatch at 908-737-4800, 24 hours a day.