Police Department


Public Safety Department
John Fine, Chief of Police



DIAL 911

24 hrs. a day / 7 days a week


Non-Emergency After Hours
Central Dispatch

Police Headquarters
City Hall
525 High Street
Burlington, NJ  08016
(enter main lobby and turn left)


M–F 9am–5pm
TEL: 609-386-0262
M–F 9am–5pm
TEL: 609-386-0262
FAX: 609-387-4253 

MAP: MapPolice

Location, Police HQ in City Hall at 525 High Street


Police Chief’s Profile
Police Roster
Police K-9 Unit
Animal Control



Emergency Management





NJ’s 12 Most Wanted

State Police Missing Persons Unit


State Police Unidentified Persons

Sex Offender Internet Registry and Megan’s Law

M–F 9am–5pm
TEL: 609-386-0262

M–F 9am–5pm
TEL: 609-386-0262
FAX: 609-387-4253



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City of Burlington Police Patch
CoB Police Reserve Unit Patch
CoB Police Special Response Team Patch
CoB Police Special Response Team Patch
CoB Police K-9 Unit Patch
CoB Police Motorcycle Unit Patch

Fire Prevention
Emergency Management
Animal Control

Location, Police HQ in City Hall at 525 High Street




City Ordinance states that the Chief of Police shall be the executive head of the police division. It shall be the duty of the chief of police to cause the public peace to be preserved and to see that all laws and ordinances relating thereto are properly enforced. The Police, under Title 40, Municipal Code and the supervision of the Dept. of Public Safety performs all appropriate functions respecting enforcement of law and order, while providing the highest degree of public safety and quality of service. This dedication is built on the values of honor, professionalism, commitment, compassion, reliability and accountability. Your Police serve with integrity, to preserve life, to enforce law, and to work in a partnership with the community to enhance the quality of life in our City.

Duties discharged include:

  • Protection of life and property
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Investigation
  • Render aid to sick and injured persons
  • Provide Crime and Fraud Prevention information to community and senior citizens groups
  • Present Safety, Crime Prevention and Drug Awareness education to civic and school organizations
  • Quell family and neighbor disputes
  • Enforce Laws and Local Ordinances
  • Provide Traffic Control and Security at major Events
  • Advise lost motorists and pedestrians
  • Assist motorists with disabled vehicles
  • Coordinate with other Emergency Services Agencies during major incidents

To carry out these responsibilities, we provide the following Divisions and Units:

  • Administration and Records
  • Bike Patrol
  • Detective Bureau
  • Emergency Services Unit (ESU)
  • K-9 Unit
  • Motorcycle Unit
  • Patrol Division
  • G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training)
  • D.V.R.T (Domestic Violence Response Team)
  • Traffic Safety Unit
  • Special Response Team
  • Special Enforcement Unit

Accident Reports through Records Office
Safety, Crime Prevention and Drug Awareness presentations


Activity Reports issued by the City of Burlington Police will be linked below.

To view the latest Internal Affairs report, please click on the following link:  
Police Internal Affairs Report 2018
Police Internal Affairs Report 2016

Police Reports

Reports Cost:
$0.75 per page when picked up in person
$5.00 per Report when requested through the mail
Discoveries are $20.00

Accident Reports:

Accident Reports are available five business days after the date of the accident. All other requests for reports may take up to seven days to process. Records Office hours are T–F 9am–5pm. Reports are NOT given out on Mondays.


The City of Burlington Police also offers fingerprinting for job applications and identity, Sat. & Sun. 7am–11am. Call the Records Office M–F 9am–5pm 609-386-0262 for requirements.


All Firearms ID Applications must be obtained through the City of Burlington Police Department, at 525 Hight Street. Please contact Officer F. Hatten during normal business hours M–F 9 am–5 pm at 609-386-0262 x211 to arrange an appointment.  To find more information or to obtain an application, please visit the following link:  City of Burlington Police Firearm Permit.



Municipal Court sessions are now held in Burlington Township as well as the Violations Bureau, where tickets can be paid, at the Township of Burlington Municipal Building, 851 Old York Road, Burlington Township, NJ.

Court Hours and Address

Municipal Court starts every Tuesday at 8 am and Thursday at  5 pm
Townhip of Burlington Municipal Building
851 Old York Road 
Burlington Township,  NJ 08016


The Violations Bureau payment window is open to the public M, W, Th, F 9 am–5 pm; Tue 8 am - 3 pm
Townhip of Burlington Municipal Building
851 Old York Road 
Burlington Township,  NJ 08016

You may also pay traffic fines on-line through State website:  Pay Fines.


The mission of the City of Burlington Police Division is to ensure the best quality of life for our citizens through partnerships with the community, enforcement of the law, and the provision of a safe environment. We will act professionally, and ensure that all officers conduct themselves with the highest level of moral and ethical standards.


Full-Time Employment:
The City of Burlington Police Department is an equal opportunity employer. We participate in the State of New Jersey Department of Personnel standardized testing process for hiring and promotional advancement. For further information on the employment process and testing dates, please follow the link to the New Jersey Department of Personnel http://www.state.nj.us/personnel/index.html website. In addition the following legally mandated MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS must be met.

A. Age: Not less than 18 or more than 35 years of age at the announced closing date for filing applications for an examination. Note: When applicants reach their 35th birthday, they are considered over 35 years old. State law concerning age limitations for prospective police officers is based on the announced closing date.

B. The applicant must be a United States citizen and resident of the City of Burlington.

C. The applicant must be a high school graduate or possess a G.E.D.

D. The applicant must possess a valid driver’s license before appointment.

E. The applicant must be able to pass a medical and psychological examination.

II. Selection Process:

A. Written Test: Candidates will be given a written examination by the New Jersey Department of Personnel in order to screen and obtain the best possible candidate for the position of police officer.

B. Preliminary Screening: Resumes and applications initially will be screened to ensure that all applicants meet minimum qualifications requirements as stated in the job announcements for the position of police officers.

C. Drug Screening: All candidates will be required to submit to a drug screening process which may require the submission of samples of urine and/or blood.

D. Background Investigation: A comprehensive background investigation will be conducted.

E. Oral Review Board: All candidates that have successfully completed all previous stages of the selection process and are being considered for employment will be subjected to an Oral Review Board.

F. Medical Examinations: All candidates will be advised of the results of their medical examination, in writing, upon completion of the examination. Candidates that are disqualified during this phase will be advised in writing within 30 calendar days of the specific area causing disqualification. The medical examination will include testing for the use of unlawful drugs.

G. Psychological Evaluations: Applicants will be given a battery of psychological tests. These tests will be used to evaluate and measure an applicant’s emotional stability and psychological fitness for police work. Results of all applicants’ psychological evaluations will be retained in their Confidential Applicant File.

The entire procedure is expected to last approximately 2 to 3 months in duration. At the conclusion of the selection process, you will be informed on the decision of employment.

III. Processing Procedures:

A. An applicant may be rejected for the position of Police Officer for the following reasons:

1. Conviction for any felony or misdemeanor;
2. Discharge or forced resignation from employment or documented evidence of serious job related disciplinary action;
3. The use of any controlled dangerous substance (narcotic or non-narcotic) not prescribed by a licensed medical practitioner;
4. Making false statements or falsifying documents during any part of the selection process.

B. This list is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the right is reserved to reject any applicant who does not meet the standards the City of Burlington Police Department.

C. Should you not be selected, you will remain on the Eligibility List for the life of the list as long as you follow the reapplication procedures. Acceptance of subsequent applications will depend on the candidate’s position on the current list.

D. Applicant must complete a course at a Basic Police Academy.

E. Upon graduation of Basic Police Academy, additional Field Training must be completed.


I. Salary

Starting salary with annual increments is determined by the current collective bargaining agreement for your position.

You will have opportunity for promotion after three years of continuous service.

II. Benefits

Overtime paid at the rate of time and one-half.

Uniform, weapons, and equipment provided by the department.

Paid vacation and sick leave

Medical and Dental Plan

Educational incentives

Retirement Plan

Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT)
The City of Burlington, Burlington Township, and Florence Township Police Departments in collaboration with Providence House Domestic Violence Services of Catholic Charities, are currently recruiting volunteers for their Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT). 
Team members work in conjunction with the police to provide victim support, information, and referral at the time of a domestic violence crisis.

A few hours of your time can make a difference in someone’s life. Domestic Violence is a problem. Are you willing to be part of the solution?

Applicants must be:

• 18 years of age,
• Have access to transportation,
• Possess a valid driver’s license,
• Be willing to serve a minimum of four 12 hour shifts per month, and
• Submit to background investigations, including fingerprinting.

A 40-hour mandatory intensive training course is required and will be provided to successful applicants. The course is held over a six-week period, during evening hours, and includes observations at Superior Court in Mount Holly. There is no fee for the course. An understanding of domestic violence issues is a plus, as is any bilingual capability.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Domestic Violence Response Team?

The Domestic Violence Response Team is a twenty-four hour a day, seven-day a week program created to assist victims of domestic abuse. Team members will be called upon by the local Police to assist victims at the police station by providing them with support and information. The goal of the program is to provide victims with the knowledge to make informed decisions based upon the options available to them.

Do I need specialized training?

Yes, Providence House will provide training to you at no charge. As a team member volunteer, you will initially receive forty hours of training, conducted over a six to eight week period. This training will give you an understanding of what domestic violence is all about and leave you prepared to respond and provide assistance to victims.

Are there special qualifications to become a member?

Applicants must possess minimal qualifications; no experience is necessary. The following is a list of the minimum standards:

-18 years of age or older
-Resident or employed in Burlington County
-Valid New Jersey driver’s license
-Available transportation
-No criminal history
-Good listening skills

How often will I be on-call?

With a full running staff, the response team will need volunteers to be on call four 12-hour shifts per month. During that time, you will be required to respond to the police station as needed. You will schedule your availability with the team leader.

Why should I become a volunteer?

By volunteering for the DVRT, you will………

-Make a difference in the lives of others
-Help break the cycle of domestic violence in your community
-Have a very fulfilling and rewarding experience 
-Establish working relationships with local police and local service providers
-Learn useful skills
-Be a positive role model
-Make your free time worthwhile

How do I become a volunteer?

Contact Det. Anna Czajka at the City of Burlington Police Department 609-386-0262 ext. 274 or pick up an application at the police department, or the DVRT Coordinator at Providence House of Catholic Charities 856-824-0599. If you are ready to fill out and application, you may download it here. (add a link to the application). You will submit the completed application to the police department at which time a background investigation will be done. If you are eligible to work as a partner –in-service with the police, you will be contacted for an interview. After the interview process you may be invited to participate in the training process.


One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.

An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.

85% of domestic violence victims are women.

Historically, females have been most often victimized by someone they knew.

Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence.

Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police.

Children who witness:

Witnessing violence between one’s parents or caretakers is the strongest risk factor of transmitting violent behavior from one generation to the next.

Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners and children when they become adults.

30% to 60% of perpetrators of intimate partner violence also abuse children in the household. 

Economic facts:

The cost of intimate partner violence exceeds $5.8 billion each year, $4.1 billion of which is for direct medical and mental health services.

Victims of intimate partner violence lost almost 8 million days of paid work because of the violence perpetrated against them by current or former husbands, boyfriends and dates. This loss is the equivalent of more than 32,000 full-time jobs and almost 5.6 million days of household productivity as a result of violence.

There are 16,800 homicides and $2.2 million (medically treated) injuries due to intimate partner annually, which costs $37 billion.


For more information or to get help, please call:




Locked Out of Your Vehicle?
You will need a locksmith to gain entry into locked vehicles. The Police may not render aid or provide entry to a locked vehicle, except in extreme, (i.e., life-threatening) circumstances.

Historical Information on Police Department?
If you have any historical information or Burlington City Police memorabilia that you would like to donate, please call 609-386-0262.



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