Deal Police Department Services

Community Relations

The Deal Police Department prides itself in having a very proactive and engaged community relations unit. Community Policing has been the backbone of our department since its inception on June 21, 1898. We offer several community relations programs and engage with the public as much as possible.

Our Social Media platforms enable us to communicate directly with the community on a wide variety of topics and current events. Please sign up for our Nixle alerts, as well as, our CodeRed system.  Please "follow" or "like" our pages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Ptl Jeffrey Kless will make himself available for any community relations questions or concerns. He can be reached at jkless@dealpolice.org or by calling 732-531-1113.

Investigations

The Deal Detective Bureau is staffed by Detective Dan Liptak (dliptak@dealpolice.org, 732-531-1113 ext 234), and is tasked with handling investigations within the jurisdictions in which we service. Generally the patrol division will take an initial report, at which time the shift supervisor will review it and make a determination as to whether it needs to be forwarded to a detective for further investigative work. The primary goal is to identify the individual(s) responsible, hold them accountable for their actions in accordance with the law, and assist the State of New Jersey in their subsequent prosecution.

Common cases handled within the unit include thefts, burglaries, assaults, juvenile welfare and delinquency, fraud, and cyber related crimes. The detective is also tasked with background investigations that are conducted during the pre-employment process.

Personnel within this unit are on call twenty-four hours a day and may be called in, depending on the severity of the incident, for such situations as crime scene processing (including but not limited to photography, collecting evidence for DNA analysis, fingerprint recovery, and/or conducting interviews with involved parties).

Other assignments that fall under the detective include firearms related matters and the issuance of permits, such as liquor licenses. Detectives are continuously receiving updated training on various areas within the law enforcement field in order to better serve them in their respective position.

K-9 Unit

Deal Police Department’s K-9 Unit comprises Ptl. Daniel Lokerson and his Partner K-9 Atok. K-9 Atok is a three year old German Sheppard / Belgian Malinois Mix.

He is a dual purpose police canine specializing in patrol work (tracking, evidence recovery, suspect apprehension) and narcotics detection.

Ptl. Lokerson and K-9 Atok graduated from the Morris County Sheriff’s Department Emergency Services Unit K-9 Training Program for Patrol Dogs in September of 2015 and were certified in Narcotics detection December 2015. During Patrol School Ptl. Lokerson and K-9 Atok were awarded Top Dog and Handler Team.

They have assisted in numerous investigations for the Deal Police Department as well as surrounding agencies.

Child Safety Seat Inspections

The Deal Police Department offers child passenger seat checks free of charge to our residents. If you wish to make an appointment for an inspection of your installation, please call 732-531-1113 or email Lt Matt Sharin at msharin@dealpolice.org. Residency or adjacent township residency is required. Car seat appointments with the seats arriving uninstalled will be refused. The parent or guardian must make an effort to install the seat; the Traffic Officer will then make the corrections, and educate the parent or guardian on how the corrections were made. The Traffic Bureau reserves the right to cancel a scheduled inspection if the need arises due to an emergent circumstance. A notification of the cancellation will be attempted by the number used for appointment.

Fingerprinting

The Borough of Deal Police Department offers fingerprinting services to the residents of Deal, Interlaken, and Loch Arbour who are applying to serve as a volunteer for one of our municipalities’ emergency service organizations. The towns in which we serve also may have various permits or licenses that require fingerprinting or background checks to be completed.

In order to make an appointment, please contact the Deal Police Department Detective Bureau at 732-531-1113 ext 232.

All other matters are handled by IdentoGo by MorphoTrust USA (https://nj.ibtfingerprint.com), which is a company authorized and contracted by the State of New Jersey. Please reference their website for further information on the process and how to make an appointment.

For more information pertaining to New Jersey Criminal History Record Checks please visit the following website: https://www.njsp.org/criminal-history-records/.

Residential Emergency Data Collection

The Deal Police Department asks every residence within the Borough of Deal, Borough of Interlaken and the Village of Loch Arbor to provide information including the owner’s name, phone numbers, emergency contacts; special needs flag (disabled, oxygen use, ext) pets, etc. This information will be stored in the Departments Computer Aided Dispatch system for instant reference in the event of an emergency. This information is totally voluntary but residents are urged to participate. A similar program has been used in Deal for many years and is very valuable in contacting a responsible party in the event an emergency occurs at your residence while away on vacation or at work. Please contact Lt. William Hulse or Lt. Matt Sharin with any questions or concerns. Please feel free to download the attached form and email it to whulse@dealpolice.org or msharin@dealpolice.org

Key Collection

Each resident will be asked to provide a key to the police department which will be securely maintained at Police Headquarters. The key will allow access to your residence by emergency personnel to quickly mitigate any issue that may arise while you are away from your home. All entries will by fully documented and emergency personnel are always escorted by a minimum of one police officer. Again, this program is totally voluntary but has proven very valuable in the past.

Code RED

The Code RED emergency notification system is an extremely high speed telephone communication service that can deliver customized pre-recorded emergency messages directly to homes and cellular telephones. Residents are asked to provide phone numbers that they would like called in the event a community emergency message will need to be sent. The Police Department will handle enrolling residents into the Code RED program.

The following secure link to the Code Red Community Notification Enrollment (CNE) page allows residents and businesses to add or update their contact information to ensure they will be included when a message is sent — unlisted numbers, mobile numbers, TDD/TTY requirements can all be entered.

Vacant Premises Checks

The Deal Police Department offers premise checks of your residence while away for extended periods of time. If you have a vacation planned, extended renovation, or any other reason for leaving your house unoccupied for an extended period of time, simply contact the desk officer, provide your name, address, and dates out of town and an Officer will be assigned to check you residence daily while you’re away.

Bicycle Registration

Bicycle theft is a common “crime of opportunity” in our communities. Bicycles left unattended or easily or easily accessible become easy targets for thieves. To aid in the identification and recovery of stolen bicycles, the Deal Police Department offers a bicycle registration program. Simply bring your bicycle to the Deal Police Headquarters and for a small fee the made, model, serial number, and contact information for the owner will be logged into our database. You will also be presented with a registration decal that should be affixed to the bicycle in a conspicuous location.

Downloads

The following forms and documents are available for download:

  1. Firearms Application
  2. IA Reporting Form
  3. Traffic Codes