Mantua Township Police Department
405 Main Street, Mantua, NJ 08051 (click for Google Maps)
Emergency Calls: 9-1-1
Police Service: 856-468-1900
Non-emergency Administrative Calls: 856-468-1920
Detective Bureau: firstname.lastname@example.org
Traffic Concerns: email@example.com
All non-emergent requests for police response should be directed to 856-468-1900, which is answered by Gloucester County Communications. They have dispatching responsibilities for the Mantua Township Police Department.
All residents are encouraged to contact the Police Department, Lieutenant White, 856-468-1920 ext. 1431 or firstname.lastname@example.org, to express traffic related safety issues. The Police Department supervises all township crossing guards as well. If you would like to participate in the crossing guard program, which includes full and part-time positions, please contact Lieutenant Ferry at 856-468-1920 ext. 1191 or email@example.com. The Police Department’s Canine Unit, consisting of Patrolman Riepen (856-468-1920 ext. 1547 or firstname.lastname@example.org) and Canine Kayd, are available for demonstrations, special events, and activities.
Child Safety Seat Technicians
The Police Department has two officers trained in the inspection and proper installation of child safety seats. Cpl. Butler (email@example.com, ext. 1546) and Ptl. Adam Hasselman (firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 1550) are available to anyone, township resident or not, who has a question or requests assistance on the proper installation of a child safety seat. The officers can be reached through the Police Department non-emergency number, 856-468-1920. Keep in mind that the average appointment time is 30-45 minutes for a proper installation and demonstration. The goal is to teach you how properly install seats for future reference, not just to install the seat for you.
We will be conducting child safety seat installations on the second Saturday of every month from 10am to 2pm at the Sewell Firehouse, 155 East Union Ave., Sewell, NJ. Other locations may be utilized depending on the weather or special events. The Mantua Fire Department has graciously offered their facility to allow for families to wait in their large meeting room until their vehicle can be pulled into a warm bay and the installation completed. We are also hoping to plan installation events coupled with the fire company at shopping centers in the warmer months to promote public safety awareness. Please join us!
Project Medicine Drop
The Mantua Township Police Department participates in “Project Medicine Drop”, which is a program where “prescription drug boxes” are installed at participating New Jersey Police departments. Installed in our lobby is a locked metal “mailbox” permanently affixed to the floor. It is easily recognizable as it has prominent “Project Medicine Drop” logos all over it. Residents or non-residents can drop off unused and/or expired medications safely, securely, and anonymously. It is available seven days per week, 365 days per year (however after 4:30PM on weekdays and all weekends/holidays you will need to utilize the red phone in the vestibule to contact a dispatcher to have an officer let you in).
We maintain custody of the deposited drugs, and dispose of them according to established procedures for the custody and destruction of controlled dangerous substances. The quantity of discarded drugs is reported to the Division of Consumer Affairs on a quarterly basis.
Please visit the Project Medicine Drop website for more information.
In an effort to better communicate with the residents of Mantua Township, the Police Department has started using a communications system that allows residents to receive information ranging from critical alerts to community news. The system is called Nixle, and it allows residents to decide how they receive this information – by text, email, over the internet, or by mobile application. It enables the us to provide timely information to local residents so that they can better react to occurrences such as severe weather warnings, evacuation orders, school alerts, and other critical information. In addition, we can also relay other community related information such as police blotters, crime prevention tips, traffic closures, community updates, and much more. Please visit www.nixle.com for more details, or use the widget below to sign up. It is a free service.
The Mantua Township Police Department would like to remind all residents that as per L.O. 143-22 there is no parking on ANY Township Street during snow emergencies, or any snowstorm in which snow removal equipment is in use. We ask that all vehicles, portable basketball nets, boats and RV’s be removed from all highways, streets and cul-de-sacs to prevent damage and allow our Public Works Department and other government agencies to effectively plow and clear all highways, streets and cul-de-sacs within the Township safely and timely. Please keep your vehicles clear of the road until the snow has stopped, AND plows have cleared your street. Also, L.O. 350-28 prohibits the depositing of snow on any roadway within the Township either by shovel, snow blower, plow or any other means from any driveway, sidewalk or other private property onto any street within the Township.
To ensure the safety and welfare of all residents, and to assist in the prompt clearing of snow from the roadways, the Mantua Police Department asks that all residents be mindful of these ordinances to assist in the prompt, safe and effective removal of snow from all Township Roadways.
“The Mantua Township Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer”