Regular Office Hours 8 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday

Washington Township
Police Department

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
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Police Department

Our Mission

Proudly serving Washington Township for Sixty Years (1964-2024).

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 Contact Info

Jeffrey Almer

Chief of Police

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



Firearms Applications

Maureen Guenther

Information on the Firearms Application & Registration System (FARS) during the COVID-19 response. HERE

Self Reporting

Washington Township Police have an online reporting system to help people get assistance with non-emergent matters.Citizens can report criminal mischief, harassment, lost property, property damage, minor thefts, and fraud/credit card theft. This is for non-emergent reports only. Access the Reporting System HERE.

Once received, the information will be directed to an officer who will contact you.You can always call the non-emergency number (908-876-3232) at any time for assistance you may need, and always call 911 for all emergencies.


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. Lucas Allen; Lt. Allen 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. Allen can be reached at 908-876-8303 or

Patrol Lieutenant

The Patrol Lieutenant is staffed by Lt. Michael Hade; Lt. Hade is responsible for the Patrol Division, Contractor Scheduling, Oversees Departments Specials and Matrons, and Township Alarms. He is the Department Training Officer, and the  Liaison for the Washington Township Fire Companies and Long Valley First Aid Squad.

Lt Hade can be reached at (908) 876-8309 or

Support Services Lieutenant

The Support Services Lieutenant is staffed by Lt. Chris Bratus.   Lt. Bratus is responsible for the Detective Bureau, School Resource Officers, Traffic, MCREDS, RDT, Community Policing, Emergency Services, Uniform Crime Reporting, and special event planning. He is the School District Liaison, Active Shooter / Tactical Instructor, and Internal Affairs Officer.

Lt. Bratus can be reached at (908) 876-8306 or 

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


Our Location

43 Schooley's Mountain Road
Long Valley, NJ 07853
Phone: 908-876-3315
Fax: 908-876-5138


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