According to the New Jersey Attorney General, each law enforcement agency in the state must maintain Rules, Regulations, Policies and Procedures to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the Agency.
The New Jersey Attorney General’s Guideline, Model Rules and Regulations states, “In general, rules and regulations are guidelines outlining the acceptable and unacceptable behavior of personnel and are typically broad in nature. Policies, on the other hand, are detailed statements of procedures covering various aspects of day-to-day police operations. Rules and regulations provide the framework for the effective management of a police department; policies and procedures flesh out the details for all manner of police operations. In adopting new rules and regulations, a police department should completely review the policy system as well to ensure that all relevant areas of police operations are adequately covered.”
The Middletown Twp. Police Department adheres to this guideline and maintains specific rules, regulations, policies and general orders to administer our operations in an effective and efficient manner while maintaining a strong commitment to professionalism and service to the community. Some, but not all, of the policies that the Department has in place are required to be posted on the Agency’s website. These policies are listed below.