The Brookdale Police Department operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is a unique law enforcement agency designed specifically to serve the needs of the College community. Brookdale police officers receive the same Police Academy training and have the same authority as any New Jersey municipal police officer. They have full arrest powers and enforce both traffic and criminal statutes, as well as College policies and regulations. Read more.
Our Mission Statement and Core Value
The Brookdale Community College Police Department is dedicated to developing partnerships with the community we serve, including students, staff, and faculty in order to enhance the goal of providing quality higher education in a safe and secure atmosphere. Through these partnerships, we will preserve a learning environment that supports academic freedom, respect for diversity, fair and equal treatment to all, and an open exchange of ideas.
Our core value is to serve our community equally.
- Conscientious – about our role in our community.
- Objective – in our assessments and decisions.
- Mindful – of our duties and responsibilities.
- Mentoring – of those in need of guidance.
- Upholding – of the laws and College regulations.
- Neighborly – smiles and interactions.
- Integrity – underlying all that we do.
- Tireless – in watching over our persons and property.
- Yieldless – in our mission to protect and serve.
How to contact the Police Department
In an emergency, dial 911 or 2222 from any on-campus phone. For non-emergencies dial 2352.
Dial (732) 842-1950 in an emergency. For non-emergencies, (732) 224-2352.
Emergency Phones around Campus
There are 22 yellow emergency phones identified by blue lights located throughout the campus. Open the door of the phone box, pick up the handset and the Police will be contacted whether or not a message is transmitted. View a high resolution map showing emergency phone locations.
Crime Prevention Tips
- Be aware that anyone is a potential victim of crime.
- Immediately notify the College Police Department if any person(s) or activity arouses your suspicion.
- Avoid isolation and use well-lighted paths after dark.
- Walk with others and do not hitchhike or pick up hitchhikers.
- Be sure to lock your motor vehicle when parking in our parking lots.
- Secure anything of value in your trunk.
- Do not leave property unprotected.
Possession of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs is prohibited on campus. In general, avoid the use of alcohol or drugs. Persons under the influence are more likely to be the victims of a serious crime or accident.
It is the goal of the Brookdale Police Department to serve equally all members of the College community without regard to race, color, creed, ethnicity, sex, national origin, age, religion, veteran’s status, marital status, disability or sexual orientation.
Brookdale Police maintain mobile, bicycle, and foot patrols that cover the entire campus. They are always in radio contact with police headquarters and quickly respond to emergency situations and calls for assistance. In addition to uniformed patrol personnel, the Police Department maintains an investigative division, which provides crime prevention services, traffic accident investigations, and administrative support.
At Brookdale`s Higher Education Centers, Security Officers are on duty during the times classes are in session and maintain security at all of our Centers, i.e., Hazlet, Long Branch, Freehold, Wall and Neptune. They are uniformed and remain visible at all times. These officers do not have police powers, but are available in case of need and will contact their respective municipal departments for problems that require police action. They are supervised by the Brookdale Police Department, and all Brookdale Community College regulations apply.
Brookdale Police officers are available to make presentations to students, faculty, and staff upon request. Topics available include Crime Prevention and Personal Safety, Date Rape, Traffic Safety and Fire Safety. Educational programs to promote awareness of sex offenses are scheduled throughout the year. Please consult the student calendar, Happenings, or the Office of Student Life and Activities for specific program information.