The Chester Police Department currently consists of twenty-two officers under the command of Chief Thomas Williver. The Police Department prides itself on being proactive and serving as a valuable resource and partner in bettering our community. We are dedicated to providing our officers with the best possible training to professionally and effectively serve our citizens and those requiring our assistance.
Education and training have always been and remain a hallmark of the Chester Police Department. Of the current membership, four Command level officers have completed Staff and Command Leadership Training classes. The Chief and Lieutenant possess Master’s Degrees in Leadership and Administration. All officers are trained in basic tactical response and three of our officers are members of the highly trained Morris County Rapid Deployment team. Four officers are traffic accident re-constructionists, four are certified Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.– formerly D.A.R.E.) instructors, and three officers are certified Drug Recognition Experts. All officers are trained in basic First Aid including heart defibrillation and sixteen of our officers are Emergency Medical Technicians trained in advanced life support skills. In addition, we have two officers certified in Car Seat Installation.
Patrol Division – The Chester Police Department’s Patrol Division is the backbone of the Chester Police Department. They are the uniformed Officers who provide the first line of defense in public safety. The Patrol Division is charged with the enforcement of all New Jersey State Criminal and Motor Vehicle Laws, certain Township and Borough Ordinances and the initial investigation of any complaints.
I am proud to serve you as the Chief of Police of Chester Township and Chester Borough, especially because I serve alongside these dedicated men and women of character. During your visit we invite you to view all of our pages. We also encourage your comments and interaction through our Contacts or Thank an Officer pages. We will always strive to provide the best possible service to our community and visitors.
Enjoy your visit,
Chief of Police