The Borough is patrolled
twenty-four hours a day by the men and women in our patrol
division. Each shift is manned by a sergeant and a
squad of officers.
The primary role of the
patrol division is to respond to calls for service. These
can range from first aid calls and alarm calls to fights and
reports of disorderly persons.
The officers of the
Freehold Borough Police Department pride themselves on our
response time to emergency situations. The patrol plan
currently in place allows to get to serious situations
sometimes in just seconds.
Being a patrol officer is
like no other job. Each day is completely different than the
last one, and at any given time officers can be sent to
calls so wide ranging that constant training must be a part
of their lives. One moment an officer can be trying to bring
back a heart attack victim and ten minutes later he me be
neck deep in a domestic altercation. Later he or she may be
trying to reach an out-of-control adolescent and minutes
later managing a multi-vehicle motor vehicle accident.
Our officers attend schools
and seminars each year to give them training in everything
from emergency first aid to sophisticated weapons to
deescalating volatile situations.
Despite everything, the
most important strength of our officers is the ability to
deal with people. People is what law enforcement is all
about. Our officers will always be willing to help, so
please never hesitate to call.