Specialty Units


k9 unit

The Glassboro Police K-9 Unit, established in 1958, is a specialized unit that consists of 5 highly dedicated and professional K-9 Teams. These teams provide services in narcotics and explosive detection, suspect apprehension, and community events throughout the region.

Bike Unit

The Glassboro Police Department Bike Unit was established in 1992 to provide our residents a safer community. The unit is currently comprised of numerous officers who maintain a high level of physical fitness and who strive to set a positive example for the public, and especially our youth, by demonstrating bicycle safety at all levels. Additionally. they are an integral crime-reduction tool, accessing areas and in a manner not possible by patrol vehicles.

traffic safety unit

The Glassboro Police Traffic Safety Unit is comprised of officers who have specialized training in crash investigations, traffic enforcement and implementing safety programs. These officers are called upon to investigate crashes that result in serious injury, deploy traffic safety equipment such as the department’s radar trailer and signboard, properly install child car seats, as well as a “traffic counter” to collect data regarding the speed and amount of vehicles traveling on our roadways.

school resource officer

School Resource Officers (SROs) are sworn law enforcement officers who are responsible for providing security and crime prevention services in the school environment. The responsibilities of the SROs are similar to regular police officers in that they have the ability to make arrests, respond to calls for service and document incidents that occur within our schools.

Crime prevention unit

The Glassboro Police Crime Prevention Unit is comprised of officers that specialize and take part in various community programs, events and educational presentations. You’ll find these officers handing out information and answering questions at CommUnity Day, our annual Shred Event in April or collecting unused or unwanted medications during Operation Take Back.


Facing unparalleled drug abuse among our youth in the 1970’s and early 1980’s, visionary Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates and the Los Angeles Unified School District in 1983 launched an unprecedented and innovative substance abuse prevention education program – Drug Abuse Resistance Education. The Glassboro Police Department has participated in the D.A.R.E. Program since the early ’90’s and finds it to be effective in educating our youth about the dangers of drugs while building relationships with the students.

firearms unit

The Firearms Training Unit consists of six police officers, who have been certified by the State of New Jersey, Police Training Commission to qualify police officers with their handguns semi-annually. Those qualification courses are set by the PTC and include both a daylight and low light (night) course of fire.

police explorers

The Glassboro Police Explorers are comprised of young men and women, 14 years old (and completed 8th grade) to 20 years of age, who are residents of Glassboro and beyond. Part of the Boy Scouts of America “Learning for Life” program, Police Exploring provides educational training for young adults on the purposes, mission, and objectives of law enforcement. The program provides career orientation experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities. The primary goals of the program are to help young adults choose a career path within law enforcement and to challenge them to become responsible citizens of their communities and the nation.

Honor Guard

The Glassboro Police Honor Guard is a unit comprised of dedicated and highly motivated police officers who are committed to betterment of the law enforcement community. Officers are selected by virtue of their professional bearing, attention to detail, enthusiasm for the job and willingness to stand on behalf of others during patriotic ceremonies and in times of mourning. You will find them at various ceremonies throughout the town, including marching in the annual Memorial Day Parade, presenting “colors” at Little League opening day as well as at Gloucester County Police Academy graduations.