About Us

Our History

The Warren Township Police Department was incorporated in November 1972.
The newly created force was chartered to protect the residents of Warren Township on March 8, 1973 under the direction of the first Chief of Police Leonard Visotski. Prior to 1973 the New Jersey State Police handled all Police matters in the township.

The Warren Township Police Department currently employs thirty police officers, five dispatchers, and two records clerks.

Warren Police Department History
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Our Philosophy

The Warren Township Police Department exists to serve our community.

We are committed to achieving the highest possible levels of performance through the foundation of our core values.

Dedication & Respect

We are dedicated to ourselves, our department, and to the community and citizens that we serve. We will treat all persons in a dignified and courteous manner understanding and respecting ethnic and cultural diversity; in both our professional and personal endeavors. We guarantee to uphold the principles and values embodied in the constitutions of the United States and the State of New Jersey.

Leadership & Service

We will ensure that our members are committed, highly trained, and proficient in handling the daily demands of the law enforcement profession.

We promote a collaborative environment for sharing information, resources, assistance, and expertise. We strive to provide personalized and caring service in a courteous, efficient, and accessible manner. We foster community and employee involvement through motivation and problem solving partnerships. We will recognize and respond expeditiously to all police matters, general and emergent, with sincerity to those in need of our services.

Honor & Trust

We have committed ourselves to superior standards of discipline, trust and responsibility administering justice in a fair and impartial manner. We will maintain the confidence and support of the citizens through active partnerships, involvement and service to the community we serve. We are committed to the highest ideals of honor and integrity to sustain the respect and confidence of our township officials, our citizens, our business community and fellow members of the law enforcement community.

Honor Guard

The Warren Police Honor Guard was established to represent the Warren Police Department, its officers and families at police funerals, parades and other ceremonial occasions. The Warren Police Honor Guard is designed to provide the department with a specially trained ceremonial team to render honors, preserve tradition, stimulate Esprit-de-corps and instill pride. It is our intention to assist all officers and their families during their time of emotional duress from the loss of their loved one.

The Honor Guard accomplishes this by providing guidance and uniformity in the conduct of ceremonies and by establishing a specific sequence of events during those ceremonies. The Honor Guard consists of hard-working, dedicated officers that have given, and will continue to give, their greatest effort to ensure that their department and their Township are represented with pride, dignity and professionalism.

The Honor Guard uniform was designed by Honor Guard members. Black trousers with a Sharp Grey stripe, white dress uniform shirt, West Point Grey blouse and patent leather uniform shoes are worn by the members of the Honor Guard.

The Honor Guard has taken part in the Annual Police Week ceremonies in Washington, D.C. The week is dedicated to honoring Law Enforcement Officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Ofc. William Loften
Ofc. Thomas Clarke
Ofc. Kevin Olah
Ofc. Bryan Horst
Ofc. Chris Cannon
Sgt. Kevin Gallagher
Sgt. Robert Ferreiro
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