Old Bridge Township Police Department

Old Bridge Township Police Department This is the official page of the Old Bridge Township Police Department. In the event of an emergency, please dial 911. This page is not monitored 24/7 nor is it designed to handle emergencies.

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The Old Bridge Police Department is very proud to introduce you to our newly sworn police officer: Andrew Kalash.  He is...
03/15/2021

The Old Bridge Police Department is very proud to introduce you to our newly sworn police officer: Andrew Kalash. He is pictured here with Captain Pete LoPresti and Mayor Henry. Congratulations and welcome aboard!

The Old Bridge Township Police Department wishes to congratulate Lt. Bryan Doel, Badge 159, on his retirement effective ...
03/15/2021

The Old Bridge Township Police Department wishes to congratulate Lt. Bryan Doel, Badge 159, on his retirement effective March 1st, 2021. Lt. Doel has served the Township of Old Bridge with distinction for a total of 26 years, 2 months, 13 days.
Bryan Doel was appointed as a Police Officer to the Township of Old Bridge on December 15th, 1994. He was promoted to Sergeant on January 27th, 2012 and then Lieutenant on April 1st, 2020. During his years of service, Bryan served in the Patrol Bureau, Detective Bureau, Administration, and Traffic & Safety. He was also assigned to the Middlesex County Special Operations and Response Team for 10 years.

Lt. Doel, we wish to thank you for everything you’ve done to make the OBPD a better place to be. Your efforts and dedication have made a distinct difference. We also wish to thank your family for the sacrifices they made in supporting you and for letting us borrow you for the last 26 + years!
Best of luck in your next chapter!
Your Old Bridge Family

The Old Bridge Police Department would like to congratulate our newly promoted Lieutenant: Lieutenant Jim McCauley and o...
03/15/2021

The Old Bridge Police Department would like to congratulate our newly promoted Lieutenant: Lieutenant Jim McCauley and our newly promoted Sergeant: Sergeant Brandon Ward. Congratulations men! Stay safe.

03/08/2021
Dial 211 for Cybercrime Support
02/24/2021

Dial 211 for Cybercrime Support

Virtual Narcan Training
02/24/2021

Virtual Narcan Training

*** UPDATE:  Mr. Poore has been located and is safe.  Thank you for your help. *** The Old Bridge Police Department is l...
02/13/2021

*** UPDATE: Mr. Poore has been located and is safe. Thank you for your help. ***

The Old Bridge Police Department is looking for a missing person. Earl Poore, age 91, is missing from the Madison Park section of Old Bridge.

Mr. Poore left his home at 9am on Friday, February 12. He was wearing a red, black and white flannel shirt with blue jeans, white sneakers, glasses and a white hat. He was last seen at 6pm last night by Woodbridge Police when he was seeking directions to the Garden State Parkway. At that time he did not appear to be in distress and had not yet been reported missing by his family.

Earl Poore is driving a red 2018 Lincoln MKZ NJ registration L48-KEA. He does not have a cell phone. If you see Mr. Poore, or know where he is, please contact the Old Bridge Police Department at (732) 721-4000. Please feel free to share this post. Thank you for your help with this matter.

12/31/2020

To all of our OBPD friends and family....

As 2020 grinds to an end, we cannot help but look back on what we’ve lost and what we’ve gained this year.

We’ve lost family. We’ve lost dear friends and we’ve lost loved ones. We’ve lost trust, some common sense and in some cases freedom to an invisible foe...

To those who have lost someone close to them...please keep telling their story! Our brother and friend, Officer Chris Cronin, still makes me laugh even though he’s no longer with us.

What we’ve gained is priceless. We’ve learned the importance of a simple phone call. We have grown closer to our loved ones. We have seen first hand the dedication of our officers and first responders as they continue to answer calls in the face of a pandemic in an uncertain world. Anybody who’s ever done this knows nothing is ever certain when answering calls (we knew what we signed up for) but to do so with so many unknowns in play is extraordinary.

If you really want to see courage in action, just go spend time with one of our officers, a firefighter, an EMS worker or an ER nurse. These individuals are absolutely on the front lines of this craziness... no question. Without them we would be .... lost.

Our dispatchers are a special breed of individuals and we cannot thank them enough. They are the voice on the other end of the phone when you call for help. They are tasked with quickly figuring out what you need, sending the appropriate resources all while at the same time hearing and feeling your pain. They too sit anxiously as seconds go by waiting to hear the 1st officer call out on location. They rarely, if ever, get the credit they’re due for doing a job that, unless you’ve done it, nobody understands.

Our soldiers both home and abroad deserve our gratitude and respect for what they’ve already sacrificed and what we may ask of them tomorrow.

2020 has taken so much from all of us but it has also taught us that we can be better than we are!

For all of the front-line workers out there, Happy New Year and... thank you!

To the officers protecting and serving tonight, we thank you... please stay safe!

From our families to yours, Happy New Year!!

It is with deepest sadness that we inform you of the passing of Officer Chris Cronin, who died suddenly at his home on D...
12/03/2020

It is with deepest sadness that we inform you of the passing of Officer Chris Cronin, who died suddenly at his home on December 2nd.

Chris was born and raised in Old Bridge. He attended St. Thomas Grammar School and Madison Central High School. He studied at Nova Southeastern University in Florida. Chris followed in the footsteps of his father, retired Old Bridge Police Department Captain Dennis Cronin, joining the OBPD in 2000. Shortly thereafter, they were joined by his brother, Detective Mike Cronin.

Chris proudly served and protected the residents of Old Bridge Township for 21 years. He enjoyed being a part of the community he grew up in and serving those in need.

In addition to his father and brother, Chris leaves behind his wife. Chris was well liked by everyone that knew him and met him. He was a good friend and a dedicated officer. He will be deeply missed.

10/15/2020
10/06/2020
*** UPDATE: Mr. Wade has been safely located in Elizabeth, NJ.  Thank you for your assistance. ***The Old Bridge Police ...
09/20/2020

*** UPDATE: Mr. Wade has been safely located in Elizabeth, NJ. Thank you for your assistance. ***
The Old Bridge Police Department is requesting your assistance in locating Douglas Wade a 61 year old white male. Douglas was last seen around 10 PM on Saturday September 19th near Hampton Court in Old Bridge. He was wearing blue jeans and a gray short sleeve shirt. Douglas is also missing 2 or 3 front teeth. If anyone has information regarding Mr. Wade please contact the Old Bridge Police Department at 732-721-4000.

09/18/2020
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08/28/2020
We have recently seen an uptick in rebate scams, wherein the victim receives unsolicited contact from an unknown person ...
08/24/2020

We have recently seen an uptick in rebate scams, wherein the victim receives unsolicited contact from an unknown person telling them that they are due a sum of money. However, in order to "access" those funds, the victim must transfer some of their own money to another account to "release the funds". Upon the victim's transferring their money to the new account, they never receive their "rebate" money, and their original money is gone.

The scam is most often done in cash or wire transfers from bank to bank. However, the unknown "contacts" can request the money in the form of gift cards.

Note: Government agencies (the police, IRS, etc.), will NEVER contact you over the phone and request personal identifiers or money.

If you are called by an unidentified person requesting money, don't confirm any of your information and hang up immediately.

*** Payment should never be requested to be sent in the form of gift cards or prepaid debit cards. Any phone call asking for such payment is a scam. ***

In grandparent scams, scammers pose as panicked grandchildren in trouble, or attorneys for the grandchildren, calling or...
08/24/2020

In grandparent scams, scammers pose as panicked grandchildren in trouble, or attorneys for the grandchildren, calling or sending messages urging you to wire money immediately. Sometimes they will claim a bad connection to disguise their voice. They’ll say that they need cash to help with an emergency – like paying a hospital bill, a motor vehicle accident or needing to leave a foreign country. They pull at your heartstrings so they can trick you into sending money before you realize it is a scam.

So, how can you avoid grandparent scams or family emergency scams? If someone calls or sends a message claiming to be a grandchild, other family member or friend desperate for money:
• Resist the urge to act immediately – no matter how dramatic the story is.
• Verify the caller’s identity. Ask questions that a stranger couldn’t possibly answer. Call a phone number for your family member or friend that you know to be genuine. Check the story out with someone else in your family or circle of friends, even if you’ve been told to keep it a secret.
• Don’t send cash, gift cards, or money transfers – once the scammer gets the money, it’s gone!

If you are a resident of Old Bridge and find yourself the victim of a scam, contact the Old Police Department at (732) 721-4000.

*** UPDATE: juvenile has been located ***
08/21/2020

*** UPDATE: juvenile has been located ***

The Old Bridge Police Department is very proud to introduce you to our newly sworn police officers: Timothy Funk, Nichol...
08/07/2020

The Old Bridge Police Department is very proud to introduce you to our newly sworn police officers: Timothy Funk, Nicholas Perrone, Michael Walsh and Steven Hartman. They are pictured here with Captain Joe Mandola. Congratulations and welcome aboard!

08/05/2020

Jersey Central Power & Light Ice and Water Activation

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) continues to restore service to customers who lost power and has activated our retail water and ice program. For those customers remaining without power for 24 hours or more, JCP&L is offering free water and ice at the following locations beginning 8/5/20 at 10am:

OLD BRIDGE DISTRICT MIDDLESEX COUNTY

Acme Supermarkets, 3505 Route 9, Old Bridge
Saker Shop Rites, Inc., 2909 Washington Rd., Parlin

08/04/2020
The Old Bridge Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a suspect who burglarized "Liquor ...
07/29/2020

The Old Bridge Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a suspect who burglarized "Liquor City" on Monday 07/27/2020 at approximately 9:30pm.

If you can identify this subject, please contact Detective Haughney at (732) 721-5600 x3210. You many remain anonymous if you prefer.

07/21/2020
www.oldbridge.com

7/21/2020 - Police Department Community Listening Session
Community Listening Session

Chief William A. Volkert would like to advise the public of the upcoming Community Listening Session sponsored by the Attorney General and the Middlesex County Prosecutor. The Community Listening Session outlines the revisions of the Attorney General’s Use of Form Guidelines.

Message from the Chief of the Middlesex County Association of Chiefs of Police
http://www.oldbridge.com/filestorage/5287/5454/12088/07-21-20_Chiefs_Message_regarding_UOF_Listening_Session.pdf

Attorney General Use of Force Policy
http://www.oldbridge.com/filestorage/5287/5454/12088/USE_OF_FORCE_07-21-20_JUNE_2000.pdf

Use of Force Policy Revisions Process
http://www.oldbridge.com/filestorage/5287/5454/12088/07-21-20_USE_OF_FORCE_POWERPOINT.pdf

Middlesex County Community Listening Session Flyer
http://www.oldbridge.com/filestorage/5287/5454/12088/MCPO_Community_Listening_Session_on_Use_of_Force.pdf

Please join Middlesex Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone, in partnership with the NAACP and NOBLE, for a virtual Community Liste...
07/21/2020

Please join Middlesex Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone, in partnership with the NAACP and NOBLE, for a virtual Community Listening Session on the Use of Force.

07/17/2020
The Old Bridge Police Department would like to extend their deepest condolences to the family of  our recent missing per...
07/10/2020

The Old Bridge Police Department would like to extend their deepest condolences to the family of our recent missing person and thank the community for their help in this matter.

The person pictured below passed a fake $50 bill on Saturday June 13th at a local farmer's market in Old Bridge.  He wal...
06/17/2020

The person pictured below passed a fake $50 bill on Saturday June 13th at a local farmer's market in Old Bridge. He walked in, grabbed an $8 plant and paid with the counterfeit $50. He was wearing gray sweatpants, a black T-shirt, white sneakers, a black and gray hat with an "X" type logo and a surgical mask. He has tattoos on both arms and hands. If you know who this is, please contact Detective Curt Halas at (732) 721-5600 x3202 or [email protected]. You may remain anonymous, if you prefer.

Message from the Chief to the residents of Old Bridge.
06/03/2020

Message from the Chief to the residents of Old Bridge.

On Saturday, February 1, 2020 the 19 Petroleum Gas Station on Route 516 in Old Bridge was robbed by a male suspect weari...
05/13/2020

On Saturday, February 1, 2020 the 19 Petroleum Gas Station on Route 516 in Old Bridge was robbed by a male suspect wearing a ski mask and brandishing the grip/handle of a gun.

The male walked to the attendant booth from behind the gas station, committed the robbery and fled in the same direction. When surveillance video from surrounding businesses was obtained, it was learned the suspect met with 2 other males prior to the robbery.

If anyone can identify any of these subjects, or has information about this robbery, please contact Detective Aaron Matikonis at (732) 721-5600 X3130. You many also contact him at [email protected]

You may remain anonymous if you prefer.

*** UPDATE:  Subject has been positively identified as an out of state resident***The Old Bridge Police Department is at...
04/29/2020

*** UPDATE: Subject has been positively identified as an out of state resident***
The Old Bridge Police Department is attempting to identify the woman pictured below. On 03/06/2020 she used a fraudulent credit card to purchase over $13,000 in items from the Home Depot in Freehold, NJ. She left the area as the passenger in a silver or grey mid-size SUV. The victim of the credit card fraud is an Old Bridge resident. If you know who this woman is, please contact Detective Curt Halas at (732) 721-5600 x3202. #attempttoidentify

The Old Bridge Police Department would like to thank Old Bridge resident, Justin Tranchina, for donating face shields to...
04/16/2020

The Old Bridge Police Department would like to thank Old Bridge resident, Justin Tranchina, for donating face shields to the police. He created them using a 3D printer. He is pictured here with Sergeant Jim McCauley. Thank you, Justin!!

03/17/2020

The Old Bridge Township Police Department is working diligently with our local, county, state, and federal partners in response to COVID-19. While police service will not be compromised, please be aware we will be making some changes to our response protocols. In an attempt to limit potential exposure for township residents and our officers, we will conduct whatever business is possible over the telephone. When contacting police dispatch, please provide a current phone number where an officer can reach you.

The safety and service to our community will always be paramount and will never be compromised in any way. The Old Bridge Township Police Department will always be fully staffed and prepared to respond to all calls.
Please use 911 for emergency use only and direct all non-emergent phone calls to 732-721-4000.
Thank you and stay safe.

- Captain Joseph Mandola

The Middlesex County Prosecutor's office is inviting all parents to attend a presentation titled "A Parent's Guide to Yo...
02/20/2020

The Middlesex County Prosecutor's office is inviting all parents to attend a presentation titled "A Parent's Guide to Your Child's Cellphone". Learn about the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) campaign. This campaign aims to educate parents about internet safety and the dangers of certain applications that can be used to exploit and victimize children. Details below. Registration is required.

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1 Old Bridge Plz
Old Bridge, NJ
08857

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OLD BRIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY This is the official page of the Old Bridge Police Department. This page exists to provide access to information about this Agency and provide a platform for the interaction with the Agency according to the guidelines outlined herewith. Posting on this page constitutes acceptance of these terms.  In case of emergency, please dial 911.  Do not use this page to report a crime. To report a crime, please call (732) 721-4000.  If you post information related to a crime on this page, you may be publically identifying yourself as a witness. In some instances, this may result in a subpoena or possible endangering yourself or others.  “Friending” or “following” of a citizen by an Agency officer does not indicate an endorsement of that citizen’s actions or comments.  Comments posted by others on this page are not to be considered the opinion of the Agency; nor does the Agency endorse any third-party commenters on this page.  The Agency has the sole discretion and reserves the right to remove and/or block anyone who posts inappropriate material as determined in the sole discretion of the Agency and by the Agency.  If you are looking for more information about the Old Bridge Police Department, please visit www.oldbridge.com Moderation of Third-Party Content* This Agency’s social media site serves as a limited public forum and all content published is subject to monitoring. User-generated posts will be rejected or removed (if possible) if, at the sole discretion of the Agency, the content is deemed inappropriate. The following are examples and not an all-inclusive list:  Post is off-subject or out of context (comments should be related to the posted topic)  Contains obscenity or material that appeals to the prurient interest  Contains disparaging information about an employee of this agency  Contains offensive terms that target protected classes  Is threatening, harassing or discriminatory  Incites or promotes violence or illegal activities  Contains information that reasonably could compromise individual(s) or public safety  Advertises or promotes a commercial product or service, or any entity or individual  Promotes or endorses political campaigns or candidates OR disparages any person campaigning for election to a political office.  Personal attacks of any kind  Comments or posts that are repetitive  Hyperlinks to third party websites, unless posted by the Old Bridge Police Department approved authorized staff users for links to partnered/sponsored organizations and bona-fide government agencies, or legitimate organizations as Old Bridge PD deems appropriate. *This policy is subject to amendment or modification at any time without any prior notice. Public Record Law Agency social media sites are subject to applicable public records laws. Any content maintained in a social media format related to agency business, including communication posted by the Agency and communication received from citizens, is a public record. The Department maintaining the site is responsible for responding completely and accurately to any public records request for social media content.

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