Seaside Heights Police Department

Chief Thomas J. Boyd
Address 116 Sherman Ave
Seaside Heights NJ 08751
Phone (732)-793-1800





The Seaside Heights Police Department strives to utilize best police practices as set forth in the New Jersey State Chiefs of Police Accreditation Program. The department has successfully achieved the accreditation status in 2011 and 2015.

The Accreditation program has long been recognized as a means of maintaining the highest standards of professionalism. Accreditation is the certification by an independent reviewing authority that an entity has met specific requirements and prescribed standards.

By participating in the New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Program, the Seaside Heights Police Department continues to ensure that it is employing nationally recognized best police practices and delivering law enforcement services in the most effective and efficient manner and is documented in 5 basic areas: the administrative function, the personnel function, the operations function, the investigative function and the arrestee/detainee function. The foundations of the New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Program lie in the adoption of standards containing a clear statement of professional objectives. The accreditation process has afforded the Seaside Heights Police Department an opportunity to conduct a thorough self-analysis and will have an unbiased evaluation of what it is doing right and how it can improve in the future. The Seaside Heights Police Department is one of the more than 170 departments in the state that have become accredited.

In June of 2015, the Seaside Heights Police Department passed an on-site re-accreditation assessment, conducted by two examiners from the NJLEAC. The success of the on-site assessment was achieved through the continued efforts of all of the agency’s personnel in embracing the concept of utilizing accepted best practices in delivering the best possible service to the community.

On Thursday, October 08, 2015 the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police and the New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission granted Chief Thomas J. Boyd and the Seaside Heights Police Department their official re-accreditation status. The hearing which was held in South Brunswick, N.J. was attended by Chiefs, Executive Officers and staff from law enforcement agencies throughout the state.

Mission Statement

In partnership with our community, and while affording dignity and respect to all persons, our mission is to promote a safe and secure community, improve the quality of life of our citizens, and develop our members to their greatest potential.


The Seaside Heights Police Department will be guided by our core values in pursuit of our mission. Our Core values are:

Service – We provide service in a courteous, efficient, and accessible manner.  We foster community and employee involvement through problem-solving partnerships.  Recognizing and responding with sincerity to those in need of our services.

Ethics – We will continue to build trust with our community and within our department through honesty and integrity in our decision- making.

Accountability – We are proud of our profession and will ensure that our members are dedicated, highly trained and capable of handling the daily demands of the law enforcement profession.  We promote a collaborative environment for sharing information, resources, assistance, and expertise.

Support – We believe in a partnership of support between the police and the community that we serve.  We will continue to strengthen that support by developing new outreach programs and to expand existing ones.

Integrity – We have committed ourselves to elevated standards of trust, responsibility, and discipline while promoting justice in a fair and impartial manner.  We will earn the trust, respect and support of the citizens through active partnership, involvement and service to the community we serve.

Dedication – We are dedicated to ourselves, our department, and the community and citizens that we serve.  We will treat all persons in a dignified and courteous manner, and exhibit understanding of 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.

Excellence – We are proud of the reputation our department has built over the years and are committed to continuing this through diligence and hard work.

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