Freehold Borough Police Department

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News Archives

December, 2012
Freehold Officers Honored for Heroism

January, 2012
Pt. Santana's Effort to Help Family Wildly Successful.  Thank you to our citizens!

September, 2011
Freehold Borough Gets New Chief

September, 2011
Freehold Borough Holds Solemn September 11th Vigil

March, 2011
Freehold Officers Teaming Up with Marlboro to Honor Fallen Heroes

January, 2012
Pt. Santana's Effort to Help Family Wildly Successful.  Thank you to our citizens!

September, 2011
Freehold Borough Gets New Chief

September, 2011
Freehold Borough Holds Solemn September 11th Vigil

January, 2012
Sgt. Mike Sweetman Saves Mural Panels

January, 2012
Pt. Santana's Effort to Help Family Wildly Successful.  Thank you to our citizens!

September, 2011
Freehold Borough Gets New Chief

September, 2011
Freehold Borough Holds Solemn September 11th Vigil

March, 2011
Freehold Officers Teaming Up with Marlboro to Honor Fallen Heroes

March, 2011
Special Olympics Fundraiser a Great Success

February, 2011
Freehold Officers Competing for Special Olympics

November, 2010
Officer Vega Honored by Council

October, 2010
Lt. Wodell Raises More than $5k for Grieving Family

October, 2010
Chief Roth Saying Farewell

September, 2010
Freehold PBA Invites You to Our Boro Bash 2010

    August, 2010
26 Recruits Complete the 2010 Youth Police Academy

July, 2010
Freehold Officer Seeking Help for Grieving Family

May, 2010
Youth Police Academy 2010!

January, 2010
Happy New Year from the Freehold Borough Police Dept.!

September, 2009
Freehold Officers to Help Celebrate Latinofest!











War Protesters from Both Sides 

Take to Hall of Records       


Thursday, April 4, 2003  -  On Friday, March 28 the normally quiet Hall of Records at the corner of East Main and Court Streets became the scene of a sometimes loud, two-hour anti-war demonstration.  Just feet away was a pro-troops demonstration which was quickly organized after members of the Freehold VFW learned several days earlier of the upcoming war protest.


       Using megaphones, drums and the loudest voices participants could muster, the two groups loudly expressed their differing opinions over the war in Iraq.  While the situation was heated, no laws were violated by either side.  The demonstration lasted from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  Police officers from Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, and the Monmouth County Sheriff's Department were on hand to allow all to exercise their right of assembly.  


       When the event ended, persons from both sides actually thanked officers for the way they handled things.



Detective Mike George Honored as Officer of the Month       Thursday, March 20, 2003  -  This honor is as well-deserved as any other we've ever bestowed.  Det. Mike George was called in on December 21, 2003 to investigate a robbery/homicide.  The case began with absolutely no leads.  Through self-sacrifice, diligence, professionalism and determination Mike and detectives from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office pursued this investigation all the way into February.  When all was done, three arrests were made.  Two of those arrested were formally charged with Felony Homicide.  During his investigation, Mike solved a separate shooting which occurred in the fall of last year where a different subject was shot.


       Mike, you represented our agency with pride and displayed professionalism in every aspect of the investigation.  On behalf of the Freehold Borough Police Department, congratulations on a job well done.



Arrests Made in Homicide

Friday, February 21, 2003  -  Detective Mike George and members of the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office arrested two young men on Wednesday for the murder of Seth Mejia-Hernandez.  The homicide which occurred last December was the first since 1998.    more



Freehold Survives  Blizzard of '03

       Wednesday, February 19, 2003  -  It definitely snuck up us.  What was originally predicted as a snowstorm with some accumulations evolved into a massive weather event.  


       The good news is, as of this date, no weather related injuries were reported.  The Freehold Borough Street Department did a fantastic job keeping the roads passable.  The Police Department deployed patrols in 4-wheel-drive vehicles instead of the usual patrol cars.  We also provided transports for nurses and doctors who reside in our town and needed to get to the hospital.  Also, a reminder.  Vehicles may not be parked on streets that are snow covered.  Unfortunately, we had to tow several vehicles so the plows could clear the streets.  Also, when clearing driveways and walks please don't throw the snow in the street.  Besides being illegal, it can create dangerous conditions for drivers.  



Borough Police Add Two More to the Roster

       Thursday, January 27, 2003  -  After a lengthy screening process, the Freehold Borough Police Department has just added two more officers to our ranks.  Eduardo Santana and Kevin Werner started the police academy on January 27, 2003.  Their training there will last for twenty-two weeks.  After they graduate some time in July, they will both be assigned to one of our certified Field Training Officers.  We would like to congratulate and welcome them both aboard.  



Borough / Township Joint Investigation Team 

Strikes Again in Co-Op with New Jersey State Police

       Thursday, January 8, 2003  -  In the early evening hours of January 25, 2003 a subject "in the middle of bagging up crack cocaine" was interrupted when his front door crashed in followed by his home being swarmed by elite entry officers in the latest success of the Freehold Borough / Freehold Township Joint Investigation Team.  It is believed that the subject was bagging up the crack cocaine for later distribution.  A search warrant was obtained for this address after a two-month investigation by Senior Team Member Chris Otlowski.  


       Three people were arrested and a variety of charges were filed including Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Paraphernalia.  The team also seized $650.00 in cash.  The execution of the raid was performed by the elite New Jersey State Police T.E.A.M.S unit which has worked closely with our towns over the past several months.  Detective Michael George supervises the Borough end of the unit while Lt. Larry Loos supervises the Township end.  This was the fourth search warrant entry for the team in January alone and the eighth in the past nine weeks.  



Whatever you do, do not Drink and Drive

in Freehold Borough

       At the beginning of this year the Freehold Borough Police Department set as one of it's goals a new and massive focus on DWI.  Sgt. Tim Jablonski was put at the helm of the program.  He managed budget, chose target nights, and scheduled officers.  Sgt. Jablonski had an early goal of passing 44 DWI arrests which were made during the 2001 calendar year. Not only did he reach his goal, he more than doubled it.


      Early numbers indicate that 92 arrests were made by Freehold Borough Officers for DWI during the 2002 calendar year.  Ptl. Mark Garahan led the pack with approximately 24 DWI arrests.  


       Some of these 92 arrests resulted from accidents but most were from aggressive patrol.  Freehold Borough is unlike many other police departments in that all of our officers are given advanced training and all attend both Breathalyzer and DWI detection school.  Each of these courses consists of forty hours of classroom and practical instruction.


       Sgt. Jablonski deserves very special thanks for his efforts.  Most certainly, had one or more of those persons arrested not been stopped, tragedy may have touched someone's life.  Excellent job Tim Jablonski, and keep it up!



New Officer Takes to the Street


       Monday, December 23, 2002 - She survived the rigors of the 22 week Monmouth County Police Academy and graduated earlier this month.  Today she is on the street as the newest Freehold Borough Police Officer.


       Ptl. Maribel Mora is the first woman police officer in the history of the Freehold Borough Police Department and the first person of Hispanic descent to don the uniform.  Pictured above, Maribel was sworn in at a Freehold Borough Council Meeting last week.  She is currently in the Field Training Officer Program assigned to certified Field Training Officer Ptl. Christopher Colaner.  Ptl. Mora previously worked in corrections with the Monmouth County Correctional Institution.  As a female, a person of Hispanic descent, and as someone fluent in Spanish, Mora adds a brand new dimension to the agency.  The other officers have welcomed her with open arms, and it seems that the Freehold Borough community has as well.  Good luck Maribel, and we hope you enjoy a long and fulfilling career with us. 



Three Search Warrants Executed Simultaneously

       Friday, December 20, 2002 - On Thursday, December 19, 2002 at approximately 11:00 p.m. members of the Freehold Borough / Freehold Township Joint Investigation Unit executed three search warrants simultaneously on three apartments in the Rug Mill Towers Apartment Complex.  The Monmouth County Sheriffs Department SERT team was brought in and participated in the warrant executions.  Contraband including about one and a half ounces of cocaine, marijuana, packaging material, an electronic scale, and more than two thousand dollars in currency were seized.  Ptl. Christopher Colaner, a member of the team, obtained the search warrants, and Detective Michael George, Lt. Lawrence Loos, and Sergeant Derek Orgen ran the operation.  



Off-Duty Freehold Officers Volunteer 

Time for 5th Annual Santa Train Event

       Saturday, December 14, 2002 - They threw on their police duds once again but not to patrol or work at a road construction site.  Officers from the Freehold Borough Police Department came in on their own time to once again hold the Santa Train event for Freehold and surrounding area residents.  more...



FBPD Officers -  Heroes to Little Girl...

...or was she the Hero to Them

       Wednesday, December 11, 2002 - On Monday morning, December 9, 2002 at approximately 12:34 a.m. Freehold Borough Police Officers responded to a Freehold Borough residence for a report of a small child who was possibly left home alone. Upon arrival Sgt. Glenn Roberts, Ptl. Rich Ciampa, and Ptl. Ronnie R. Steppat Jr. found a five-year-old Mexican girl alone in the residence screaming for her mom from a second floor window.     more



Freehold Police Honored as "Heroes of the Latino Community" in Ceremony

       Friday, December 6, 2002 - For the first time ever, the Freehold Borough Police Department was honored by the Hispanic Affairs and Resource Center of Monmouth County with the prestigious "Heroes of the Latino Community" award.  In a dinner ceremony the award was accepted on behalf of Chief Michael Beierschmitt by Sgt. Glenn Roberts who himself is very active with the members of the Spanish community.  It is believed to be the first time that a police department was ever given this award.  The department has done much work with HARC and with the organizers of Nosotros, a Spanish newspaper.  In fact, officers have been featured for their work in almost every issue of the newspaper since its inception.  



Search Warrant Yields Drugs, Money, Car, and Weapon

       Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - Members of the Freehold Borough / Freehold Township Joint Investigation Team finished up a month long investigation tonight by executing a search warrant on a Factory Street residence.  more



New Website for Freehold Boro / Freehold Township

       Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - A new website for the Freehold area was launched recently.  You can find it at It's very well organized and definitely worth a look.  



FBPD Honored by Asbury Park Press as one of the Top Three Police Departments in Monmouth County

       Thursday, October 24, 2002 - In a county with more than fifty-five law enforcement agencies, the Freehold Borough Police Department was tied for the number two position in a ranking of the best police departments in Monmouth County.       more



"Nosotros" the Spanish Newspaper for Freehold and FBPD Team up for Successful Event

       Saturday, October 13, 2002 - Personnel from Nosotros Hispanic Newspaper teamed up with officers from the Freehold Borough Police Department this evening to hold a dance.  The event ran from 7:00p.m. to 11:00p.m. and was a complete success.  More than two hundred people attended the gathering which featured Spanish music.  The music halted for about twenty minutes where the group was addressed by the event organizers Paola Quintero, Cecilia Reynolds and officers from the department.  Discussed with the mostly Hispanic audience were issues pertaining to their status and educating them as to American Culture.  


Code Enforcement - Our Highest Priority

       In response to the numerous complaints we have been receiving about overcrowding and quality of life offenses, we have begun to redouble our efforts in code enforcement.  Several months back FBPD teamed up with Freehold Borough Code Enforcement, and we now have a full-time code enforcement unit.  Officers of this unit focus solely on overcrowding, housing violations, eye sore areas and quality of life offenses.  Our patrol officers have also been contributing greatly to this effort.  If you have a complaint along these lines, please contact our department.  As always, we can't do it alone.  We need the help of our citizenry.


Sergeant Glenn Roberts: Police Officer, Godfather

       In an era where Police are criticized for almost everything they do, Sergeant Glenn Roberts represents one shining example of how well our police interact with the communities within Freehold Borough.  In fact, the Asbury Park Press recently did a story on his relations with the Hispanic Community and how one South American family chose him to be the Godfather of their three children. Click here for the story.


National Night Out a Complete Success

       He spent a lot of time preparing for it.  Making phone calls, attending meetings, and brainstorming took up much of his time, but on Tuesday, August 6, 2002 it all paid off for Ptl. Craig Dispenza and for those who visited FBPD's second annual National Night Out.    more








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36 Jackson Street, Freehold, NJ 07728

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