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Administration

 

The police administration is comprised of the Chief of Police, Deputy Chief and four Lieutenants. Each officer in the command staff has a different responsibility, such as supervising the patrol division, the detective bureau, training, special events, traffic safety, accreditation and budgets.

Additionally, we have support staff that comprises our Records Department, Evidence, Abandoned Vehicles and Firearms Applications.

 

Police chief john polillo

(856) 881-1501 ext 88124

jpolillo@glassboropd.org

 

DEPUTY chief RYAN KNIGHT

(856) 881-1501 ext 88160

rknight@glassboropd.org

 

LIEUTENANT MICHAEL DOWD

(856) 881-1501 ext 88136

mdowd@glassboropd.org

 

LIEUTENANT WILLIAM MCCAIN

(856) 881-1501 ext 88163

wmccain@glassboropd.org

 

LIEUTENANT NICK RUSSO

(856) 881-1501 ext 88226

nrusso@glassboropd.org

 

LIEUTENANT Rick Watt

(856) 881-1501 ext 88184

rwatt@glassboropd.org

Patrol Division

 

The Glassboro Police Department patrol division is comprised of five “platoons”, each with a Sergeant, Corporal and four patrolmen. Additional part-time “Class II” officers supplement manpower as needed and assist with court duties and prisoner monitoring along with patrolling. Patrols are conducted utilizing vehicle, foot and bike patrols.

Officers on each platoon are responsible for responding to calls for service and other emergencies, patrolling neighborhoods and business districts, serving warrants and enforcing traffic, criminal and Borough laws. Many of these functions are achieved by building strong relationships with citizens, business owners and visitors within the Borough.

Additionally, patrol officers are often seen giving community talks and presentations as they relate to various specializations. This could be a member of the K9 unit, Crime Prevention or the Bike Unit. For more information on these specialized units, please click here.

 

Detective Bureau

 

The Detective Bureau, which is under the command of a Lt. Rick Watt, consists of three separate units: The Special Investigations Unit, The Community Services Unit and Criminal Investigation Unit. The Special Investigations Unit is faced with the daunting task of combating vice and drug crimes. Working with patrol, the Unit identifies, arrests and attempts to eradicate the flow of drugs into the community. The Community Services Unit acts as a liaison with the Borough’s Code Enforcement Office as well as the numerous rental properties in town. Additionally, the Unit helps to identify non-criminal community problems and works with the appropriate services and agencies to come up with a solution to them. The Criminal Investigation Unit is responsible for investigating crimes that are serious in nature.

Criminal Investigations is also tasked with conducting backgrounds on new applicants and firearms permits. The Investigative Division has detectives on duty or on call 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. The Detective Bureau accounts for approximately 10% of sworn police personnel and is comprised of a supervising Lieutenant, Detective Sergeant, Detective Corporal, permanently assigned trained detectives and a civilian evidence and property technician. The primary duty of the Detective Bureau is to support the Patrol Division in the investigation of more serious crimes, although they are also responsible for:

  • Criminal Investigations

  • ABC (Alcohol Beverage Control) Violations

  • Liquor License Backgrounds

  • Crime Scene Investigation

  • Juvenile Offenders and Issues

  • Evidence and Property

  • Crime Analysis

  • Megan’s Law Registrants

  • Narcotics Enforcement

  • Covert Operations and Informants

  • Police Applicant Background Investigations

  • Assisting other agencies as needed

LIEUTENANT Rick Watt

(856) 881-1501 ext 88184

rwatt@glassboropd.org