Freehold Borough Holds Solemn
September 11th Vigil
Freehold Officers Teaming Up with
Marlboro to Honor Fallen Heroes
Pt. Santana's Effort to Help Family
Wildly Successful. Thank you to our citizens!
Freehold Borough Gets New Chief
Freehold Borough Holds Solemn
September 11th Vigil
Sgt. Mike Sweetman Saves Mural Panels
Pt. Santana's Effort to Help Family Wildly
Successful. Thank you to our citizens!
Freehold Borough Gets New Chief
Freehold Borough Holds Solemn September 11th
Freehold Officers Teaming Up with Marlboro to
Honor Fallen Heroes
Special Olympics Fundraiser a
Freehold Officers Competing for Special
Officer Vega Honored by Council
Lt. Wodell Raises More than $5k for Grieving
Chief Roth Saying
Freehold PBA Invites You to Our Boro Bash 2010
26 Recruits Complete the 2010 Youth Police Academy
Freehold Officer Seeking Help for Grieving
Youth Police Academy 2010!
Happy New Year from the Freehold Borough
Officers to Help Celebrate Latinofest!
Protesters from Both Sides
Take to Hall of Records
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
/ Township Joint Investigation Team
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
Freehold Officers Volunteer
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...
Officers - Heroes to Little Girl...
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
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
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
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.
Honored by Asbury Park Press as one of the Top Three Police Departments in
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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