Stafford Township Police Department

Chief Thomas Dellane
Address 260 East Bay Avenue
Manahawkin NJ 08050
Phone 609-597-8581

The Stafford Township Police Department located at 260 East Bay Avenue was officially recognized in 1963 as the agency responsible for the peace and good order of the township ensuring a great quality of life for the residents, visitors, and those who work in the community. Although policing has changed dramatically over the years the same commitment to protect and serve still exists today.

Our Community...Our Commitment

It is the mission of the Stafford Township Police Department, a local law enforcement agency in southern Ocean County to protect and serve the general public, residents and visitors alike. In addition to providing general police protection the Stafford Township Police Department is committed to excellence, respect for persons and service.

Utilizing the mission statement, character and values as our guide, the Stafford Township Police Department will employ our collective technical, economic and human resources to be the most progressive and effective police department in the State of New Jersey. Our focus will include the expansion and integration of appropriate services designed to meet the needs of a changing society. In addition, we will develop or collaborate in new and integrated services designed to meet the special needs of this community.


We remain committed to measuring and achieving the highest possible levels of performance from ourselves and our organization while adhering to our motto Supra Ultraque "Above and Beyond." We strive continually and together to excel in the eyes of the public and the community in general.

Respect for Persons

We treat each individual with respect and dignity and every effort is made to uphold and protect the individual and the public's rights and freedoms.


We strive to provide personalized and caring services to the public every day. Expeditious response times to all police matters, general and emergent and professional delivery of services are extremely important and of top priority to this organization.


We commit our limited resources prudently in order that we can continue to make investments in our people, police headquarters and equipment, and future growth.


We keep and protect confidential information as part of our commitment to the highest standards of ethical conduct.


As a family of dedicated sworn police officers and civilian employees, we work together to foster teamwork, creativity, individual growth and expertise.

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