Andover Township Police Department

Chief Eric Danielson
Address 145 Lake Iliff Road
Andover Township (Newton) NJ 07860
Phone 973-383-5544

Andover Township Police Department

Our Department currently consists of 12 full time officers. This hiring is to add an additional officer to our department. We have a Patrol Division and Detective Bureau. Our agency oversees the Andover Township 911 Center which consists of 4 full time personnel and 7 part time personnel. Support staff includes one full time Administrative Assistant. Website is

Mission Statement

The Police Department, in serving the people of Andover Township, strives to reduce crime and provide a safe community by:

  • Recognizing that its goal is to help people and provide assistance at every opportunity;
  • Providing preventive, investigative, and enforcement services;
  • Increasing citizen satisfaction with public safety and obtaining community cooperation through the Department's training, skills, and efforts; 
  • Realizing that the Police Department alone cannot control crime, but must act in concert with the community and the rest of our Law Enforcement partners.


In achieving this mission, the officers of the Andover Township Police Department will conduct themselves in an ethical manner. They will:

  • Respect and protect the rights of citizens as determined by the law;
  • Treat citizens and their fellow employees courteously and with the same amount of dignity with which they expect to be treated themselves
  • Be examples of honesty and integrity in their professional and personal lives, thereby earning the public trust;
  • Perform their duties with the knowledge that protection of the lives and property of all citizens is their primary duty;
  • Comply with the Code of Ethics.


About us

Andover Township is a rural community covering over 21 square miles and serves a population of just over 6,000 people. Located in the southern portion of Sussex County, Andover Township is serviced by US Highway 206 and several county routes making it a hub for local residents, commuters, tourists and commercial transportation. Hidden within the rural character of the Township are several commercial businesses, two schools, an airport and parks and recreation within both the Township and New Jersey State Park land.

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