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The Investigative Division, part of the Support Services portion of the Police Department, is administered by Lt. Douglas Compton. Washington Township Police Department’s Division of Investigation is known as the Detective Bureau.  Lt. Compton can be reached at 908-876-8309 or

The Detective Bureau is composed of a Detective Sergeant, who is responsible for overseeing all investigations, and the supervision of up to three patrol officers assigned to the bureau as detectives. Detective Sergeant Brian Szymanski can be reached at 908-876-8305 or In the table of organization, the unit falls under the supervision of the Support Services Lieutenant who is in turn is under the direct supervision of the Chief of Police.

The Bureau is responsible for general and major case investigations, narcotics investigations, firearms application investigations, and background investigations. The Bureau also handles all investigations involving juveniles. In addition the Bureau is responsible for the oversight of all property the police department is responsible for safekeeping, - such as lost and found, evidence and confiscated property.


Police Department

1 East Springtown Road
Long Valley, NJ 07853

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

Business Hours for the Washington Township PoliceDepartment 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
Firearms Applications: Maureen Guenther


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