Division of Police


Chief of Police
Thomas Bryan
Deputy Chief of Police
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Howard Askelson

The Edison Division of Police is the Law Enforcement branch of the Edison Department of Public Safety. The Division is commanded by a Chief of Police and one Deputy Chief. Reporting directly to the Chief is the Internal Affairs Unit.

The Division is organized into 5 Bureaus, and further divided into Sections, Units, Squads, & Functions:

  • Police Administration Bureau
    • Budget & Procurement Unit
    • CompStat
    • Training Unit
    • Payroll Function
    • Personnel Function
    • Legal Function
    • Information Technology Unit
    • Vehicle Maintenance Unit
    • Community Resources Unit
    • Traffic Control
    • School Crossing Guards
    • SWAT Team
  • Criminal Investigation Bureau
    • Criminal Investigative Section
      • Detective Unit
      • Evidence Unit
      • Juvenile Unit
    • Special Enforcement Section
      • Special Operations Group
    • School Resource Officer
  • Patrol Bureau 
    • Patrol Day Squads
    • Patrol Afternoon Squads
    • Patrol Midnight Squads
  • Central Records Bureau
    • Records Storage & Data Entry Function
    • Permits & Licenses Function
    • Discovery Function
    • Supply Function
  • Communications Bureau
    • 9-1-1 Dispatch Center
    • Township Emergency Radio System

Hours & Key Numbers

For Police, Fire, or Medical Emergencies call 9-1-1

For dispatch of police vehicles  for non-emergency calls dial
(732) 248-7400