Police Department


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Welcome to our Police Department’s web page. My name is Joe Smith and I am Chief of Police for the city.

The Police Department is one of the finest departments in the State of New Jersey. The men and women of our department are motivated, skilled professionals who entered the law enforcement field to serve and protect. We make a personal promise to the residents of our community to uphold the United States law with all levels of our government.

Our police force is dedicated to providing the citizens a quality and professional law enforcement agency while being responsive to the needs of the community. We have initiated and presented many programs to protect and educate Absecon residents of all ages, including D.A.R.E. and Hooked On Fishing…Not on Drugs.

The City, established in 1902, is located just west of Atlantic City, New Jersey. We have experienced tremendous growth with the introduction of casino gambling in recent decades. Currently, there are approximately 7,600 citizens who reside within the city limits. Major highways, including Route 30 and Route 9, run through the City of Absecon which increases the congestion of the city traffic daily. On any given day, it has been estimated that approximately 100,000 vehicles travel through our city.

The City employs 26 sworn officers and 26 civilian employees, which include: Telecommunicators, Crossing Guards and Office Staff. These highly trained and motivated men and women are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year.

Peter C. Elco, the Mayor as well as the past and present members of the City Council have given the police department their continued support during my tenure as Chief of Police. Without their trust, support and guidance we could not have the outstanding department that we have today.

In closing, I hope you find our web page informative and I encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments. The men and women of the Police Department wish to thank the citizens for their continued support. Together we can make a difference.

Chief Joe Smith