Police Department

Our Mission

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.

Police Hours and Directions

Monday to Friday

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Monday to Thursday

7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
( June – August Hours )

Police Contact Info

Jeffrey Almer

Chief of Police
Email [email protected]

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]



Firearms Applications

Maureen Guenther
Email [email protected]


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

Administrative Lieutenant

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, NJDARM, Annual Reporting, Municipal Court Liaison, Firearms Background Requests, CJP Coordinator and Building and Grounds of Police Headquarters.

Lt. Niemynski can be reached at 908-876-8303 or [email protected]

Support Services Lieutenant

The Support Services Lieutenant is staffed by Lt. Douglas Compton; Lt. Compton is responsible for the Support Services Unit (Detective Bureau, Traffic Bureau/Emergency Services Unit and School Resource Officer), Departmental Fleet, Departmental Budget and Requisitions, Grants requests, Recruitment Officer, Morris County Communication Center Liaison, Department Social Media Networking, Public Information Officer and Departments Information Technology.

 Lt. Compton can be reached at (908) 876-8309 or [email protected]

Patrol Lieutenant

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, Active Shooter/Tactical Instructor, Contractor Scheduling, Oversees Departments Specials and Matrons, Internal Affairs Officer, Uniform Crime Reporting, Township Alarms 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]

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