Police Department

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Our Department

The Franklin Township Police Department is led by an experienced command staff consisting of Chief Matthew DeCesari, Captain Gordon Muller, and Lieutenant Jeffrey McGuigan. Captain Muller oversees the Patrol & Investigative Divisions and Lieutenant McGuigan oversees the Professional Standards Division. Our department is comprised of 37 full-time officers and four Class III Special Officers. Sergeants Anthony Rojas, Andrew Myers, Joseph Murray, and Steve Casamassima supervise our four patrol shifts and Detective Sergeant Nick Pasculli is the supervisor of the Detective Bureau. The department also consists of a four-man K9 unit, Tactical Patrol Unit, Police Unity Tour Team and Firearms Unit. Officers respond to roughly 38,000 calls for service per year and cover over 65 square miles in Franklin Township, Newfield Borough, and Buena Borough.

Community Policing

We keep our community safe with a philosophy and management style that partners with community members to address crime and its causes, and to support other community interests.It is a deep and long-term commitment to the overall health and safety of the community.

Through time and patience, we build and strengthen lasting relationships between the police department and business owners, school officials, civic groups, social agencies, and residents in order to enhance performance, maximize resources, and prevent crime. Working together, we identify problems, decide on the most promising solutions, and monitor the solutions to ensure that they’re working.

Detective Bureau

The Franklin Township Police Department’s highly experienced detectives utilize both traditional and modern technologies in order to get offenders off the streets and ensure a successful prosecution. The team works closely with other municipal, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies whenever needed.

Professional Standards/Internal Affairs

The Office of Professional Standards receives and investigates allegations of misconduct made against members of our agency. The Office ensures that these allegations are thoroughly and objectively investigated to their logical conclusion.

Members of the Franklin Township Police Department are dedicated professionals who strive to create an atmosphere of mutual cooperation within our community. We take any matter regarding our personnel seriously. If at any time a member of this department has acted in a manner that you feel is improper, please bring the matter to the attention of any supervisor on duty by calling 856-694-1414. They will assist you in resolving your complaint.

If you feel that your complaint deserves additional attention, contact our Professional Standards Bureau directly (Lieutenant Jeffrey McGuigan) at 856-694-1415, ext. 206, or by email

Filing a Complaint

Click here for the Civilian Complaint Information Sheet 

Any person filing a complaint of misconduct concerning a Franklin Township police officer is assured of the following:

  • Your complaint will be sent to a superior or to a specially trained internal affairs officer who will conduct a thorough and objective investigation.
  • You will be help the investigation by giving a detailed statement about what happened or by providing other important information.
  • All complaints are thoroughly investigated. You will be advised in writing of the outcome of the investigation.
  • If our investigation shows that a crime might have been committed, the county prosecutor will be notified. You might be asked to testify in court.
  • If our investigation results in an employee being charged with a violation of division rules, you might be asked to testify in a division hearing.
  • If our investigation shows that the complaint is unfounded or that the employee acted properly, the matter will be closed.
  • All disciplinary hearings shall be closed to the public, unless the defendant officer requests an open hearing.

If you have a complaint concerning a Franklin Township police officer please fill out the Internal Affairs Report Form (provide as much information as possible) and mail or email the form to the addresses listed below. The Internal Affairs Report Form is available in other languages by clicking here.  If you prefer to remain anonymous when filing your complaint you may fill out as little or as much information as you wish. Keep in mind that more information will be helpful to our investigators. Please refer to the Civilian Complaint Information Sheet for additional details on the Internal Affairs process. 

Via Mail:
Franklin Township Police Department
1571 Delsea Drive
Franklinville NJ 08322
Attention: Internal Affairs Unit 

Via Email: Lieutenant Jeffrey McGuigan

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