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Proudly serving Washington Township for Fifty Years (1964-2014).


It is the mission of the Washington Township Police Department to protect life and property, enforce the law in a fair and impartial manner, and to preserve the peace, order, and safety of the community we serve.

We will act in partnership with the community in a pro-active manner to promote a responsive approach to quality of life issues.

We will strive to accomplish our mission in a professional, courteous, and compassionate fashion.

We will be equally responsive to our employees and the public we serve.  



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Chief Jeffrey Almer is responsible for the overall function of the police department and oversees the day to day operations. Chief Almer can be reached at 908-876-8301 or [email protected] 

The Lieutenants oversee the operation of the various divisions of the Department:  Administrative, Patrol Division and Support Services.

The Administrative Lieutenant is staffed by Lt. Mark Niemynski; Lt. Niemynski is responsible for the Departments Accreditation Process, Standardized Operating Procedures, Records Bureau, OPRA Request, Township Permitted Alarms, OPRA Request, NJDARM and Building and Grounds of Police Headquarters.

Lt. Niemynski can be reached at 908.876.8303 or [email protected]

The Patrol Lieutenant is staffed by Lt. Christopher Bratus; Lt. Bratus is responsible for the Patrol Division, School Liaison to the Washington Township Schools, Department Training Officer, Liaison to the Morris County Communication Center, Internships, Liaison to Washington Township Municipal Court, Discovery Officer, Oversees Departments Specials and Matrons, Internal Affairs Officer and is the Liaison for the Washington Township Fire Companies and Long Valley First Aid Squad.

Lt. Bratus can be reached at 908.876.8306 or [email protected]

The Support Services Lieutenant is staffed by Lt. Douglas Compton; Lt. Compton is responsible for the Support Services Unit which includes the Detective Bureau and Traffic Bureau, Departmental Fleet, Departmental Budget and Requisitions, Recruitment Officer, Firearms Backgrounds, Department Social Media Networking, Public Information Officer, Contractor Overtime and Departments Information Technology.

Lt. Compton can be reached at 908.876.8309 or [email protected]


Police Communications are managed by the County of Morris Dispatch Center.



Police Department Info

1 East Springtown Road
Long Valley, NJ 07853

Phone: 908-876-3232 press 0 for dispatch
Fax: 908-876-5655
For Emergencies Dial: 9-1-1

Business Hours for the Washington Township Police Department are:
Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

June – August Hours
Monday to Thursday, 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Jeffrey Almer, Chief
908-876-8301, [email protected]
Firearms Applications: Maureen Guenther
908-876-8315, [email protected]


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