Departments & Services
It is the mission and vision of the Bernards Township Police Department to
safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce
incidence of crime, and to enhance the public safety while working
with our citizens to improve their quality of life. Our mandate is
to do so with honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves
with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence.
Message from the Chief…
On behalf of the Bernards Township Police Department, I welcome you to our website. I am honored to
lead the talented men and women of this agency and to share in their dedication and passion to serve
We realize that our ability to be effective is dependent on good communication with our citizens and
a cooperative approach to problem solving. We continue to explore new ways to partner with our
residents, business owners, and school communities in an effort to improve the quality of life in
Our pledge to the citizens of Bernards Township is that we will provide professional police services
that are innovative, community-minded, and integrity-driven.
Chief Michael Shimsky