Branchburg Police Department

Chief Richard Buck
Address 590 Old York Road at Route 202 North
Branchburg NJ 08876
Phone 908-526-3830




The Branchburg Police Department is dedicated to providing security, protection and professional service to our residents and all who visit or pass through our Township. We will be vigilant in our duties as we strive to improve the quality of life in our Township.


The Branchburg Police Department was started on June 16, 1980. The Department currently has 27 full time-sworn officers, 2 civilian employees, 5 crossing guards, and Emergency Management volunteers.

The Department has specialized units comprised of officers who have taken on duties in addition to their Patrol or Investigative duties:

•Detective Bureau
•Juvenile Officer
•School Resources
•Traffic Safety
•Cadet program
•Emergency Management


Detective Lieutenant Scott Jepsen is in charge of this unit with the assistance of Detective Sergeant Michael DeCandia. The Unit consists of one additional Detective, Detective Laurence Martin. The Detective Bureau is responsible for handling all of our Departments investigations and crime scenes.  The Detective Bureau is also involved in all juvenile matters, Megan’s Law, Evidence/Property and Firearms Application processing. DLT. Jepsen can be reached at Extension 446, DSGT. DeCandia can be reached at Extension 445 and DET. Martin can be reached at extension 454 .  For any firearms application related questions, an e-mail can be sent to which will be received by all Detectives for a quicker response.


Police Community Relations Unit frequently provides information on upcoming events, safety lectures and demonstrations to youth groups, schools, businesses, senior citizen facilities and faith-based organizations. Community Relations unit is dedicated to the goal of bringing the community and the Branchburg Township Police Department together to solve community problems and interact with one another. Community Relations routinely develops alternate methods of policing. 

These alternate methods offer viable solutions, introduce new tools and encourage the community to problem solve hand-in-hand with the Police Department. The goal of Community Relations is to reduce the number of repeat calls for service by offering a long-term solution to the problem. The Branchburg Township Police Department recognizes that it can rarely solve public safety problems alone. Therefore, it embraces the philosophy of community policing.

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