OBPD Announces Promotions and the Hiring of New Officers
On behalf of Acting Chief Joseph P. Mandola, Jr., the department is proud to announce the January 4, 2022 promotions of Richard Higgins to the rank of Lieutenant and Aaron Matikonis to the rank of Sergeant.
In addition to the promotions, Acting Chief Mandola would like to welcome the department's five new Police Officers. Our new Officers took their Oaths of Office on January 4, 2022.
The department welcomes Kevin Donovan, Matthew Jaikissoon, Jason Petrides, Brandon Rivera and Christopher Serpico.
Please note: The Records Bureau hours of operation are as follows:
Monday 8:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Tuesday 8:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday 8:15 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Friday 8:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Police Department Fingerprinting Requests
The Old Bridge Township Police Department will no longer fingerprint applicants for non-criminal background checks. The New Jersey State Police have implemented the non-criminal justice applicant live scan program. The state vendor, Sagem Morpho, Inc., will process fingerprint requests for volunteer firearms licensing, alcohol beverage control licensing, local ordinances and for paid full or part-time firemen who require fingerprint-based criminal background checks.
The Police Department Records Bureau will continue to process applications for Firearms Identification Cards, permits to purchase a handgun, local Township Ordinance permits and Alcohol Beverage Licenses. The Records Bureau personnel will supply applicants with a Sagem Morpho, Inc. fingerprinting form upon submission of your application. The form contains complete instructions on how to schedule your appointment for fingerprinting. Appointment scheduling with Sagem Morpho, Inc. is available via the website at www.bioapplicant.com/nj.
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - The Identification Unit will continue to provide fingerprinting for the following: Individuals who supply a Federal fingerprint card requesting a background check for Federal purposes and non-New Jersey (out of state) background checks, Old Bridge Township volunteer firemen, first aid members and domestic violence volunteer team members. No exceptions will be made. For appointments, contact the Identification Unit at (732) 721-5600, ext. 3090.
Auxiliary Police Officers
The Old Bridge Police Department is currently accepting applications for volunteers to become Auxiliary Police Officers.
Auxiliary Police Officers are volunteers who assist the Old Bridge Police Department in providing crowd control and traffic control at community and civic events. They also provide assistance during times of disasters and local emergencies.
The following qualifications are required to become an Old Bridge Township Auxiliary Police Officer:
Must be a citizen of the United States
Must reside in Old Bridge Township or an adjacent community that does not provide an Auxiliary Police program
Must have obtained a high school diploma or equivalency diploma (GED)
Must be eighteen (18) years of age
Must possess a valid New Jersey driver's license
Never been convicted of a felony or have a prior arrest record
Must submit to a thorough background check
Must complete the Middlesex Auxiliary Police Academy training program
If you are interested in volunteering to become an Auxiliary Police Officer, please contact Acting Chief Joseph P. Mandola, Jr. at (732) 721-5600, Ext. 3411.
C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team)
The Community Emergency Response Team is a volunteer organization trained to assist Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services, as well as the Old Bridge community in the event of a disaster.
If you are community-oriented and would like to volunteer your time to be trained as a Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) member, please contact Det. Patrick D'Onofrio at (732) 721-5600, Ext. 3170, for further information. Residents must be 18 years of age or older.
Print your application and join us today!