Contact Info:
301 Christiana Street
Brooklawn, New Jersey 08030
856-456-0750 Ext. 110
Police Clerk Ext. 115
Non-emergency: 856-456-3434 
Fax: 856-456-4661
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Chief Shamus Ellis #700 Ext. 111

Sergeant Anthony Hirst #701 Ext. 701 or 113

Sergeant Michael Brewster #702 Ext. 702 or 113

Sergeant Raymond McKenney Jr. #703 Ext. 703 or 113

Police Officer Joseph Mason #704 Ext. 704

Police Officer Cody Nicholas #705 Ext. 705

Detective Amber Gundle #706 Ext. 706 or 112

Police Officer Thomas Persechino #707 Ext. 707

Police Officer James Burkhardt #708 Ext. 708

The mission of the Brooklawn Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in the Borough of Brooklawn by working cooperatively with citizenry to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear and provide for a safe environment in a way that strikes the optimum balance between the collective interests of all citizens, and the personal right of all individuals.

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Brooklawn Police Department Monthly Press Releases:


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Click here for the Brooklawn Annual Major Discipline Report (January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021)

Click here for the Brooklawn Annual Major Discipline Report (June 15, 2020 to December 31, 2020)

Click here for information regarding the Swift911 Emergency Notification System and how to participate.


In accordance with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Body Worn Camera Policy and Directive 2021-5, it will be the policy of the Brooklawn Police Department, beginning June 1, 2021, to utilize body worn video/audio cameras (BWC). Body worn camera’s (BWC’s) provide an accurate and unbiased recorded account of an incident. They will be worn by uniformed and plainclothes officers, and will be worn on the center of the officer’s chest. A flashing green light indicates that the BWC is not actively recording, and a flashing red light indicates that the BWC is actively recording.


Autism and Developmental Disability Registry
The Brooklawn Police Department has created a registry for individuals with Autism or disabilities in efforts to give police quick access in an emergency to critical information about a person who is registered. The registry can provide police with emergency contact information, detailed physical descriptions, known routines, favorite attractions or special needs of an individual with Autism Disorder or other disabilities such as: Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Down Syndrome or any other endangered individuals. This information can greatly assist police officers when time is essential in communicating and dealing with an emergency situation involving a person with Autism Disorder as well as other disabilities. The registration form asks for valuable information that police may need when helping individuals with Autism Disorder or any other disability. We ask that all questions be filled out completely and a current photograph be provided. If you are unable to supply a photograph, we can take one for you. The information you provide is confidential and will only be used by law enforcement.

If any information on the registration form changes, you are encouraged to inform us as soon as possible. Contact Detective Amber Gundle at agundle@brooklawnpolice.com or call 856-456-0750 Ext. 171 with any questions. Completed forms may be e-mailed, or taken directly to our police station.

Registration Form

Professional Standards link, including complaint form:
Professional Standards FAQ

Internal Affairs Complaint Form

Professional Standards 2021 Report

Professional Standards 2020 Report

Project Medicine Drop

The Borough of Brooklawn, in partnership with Rite-Aids KidCents Program, is proud to announce they we are now participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Project Medicine Drop. You can anonymously drop off old expired medications, medications you no longer use, and other drugs. Whenever the Borough building is open to the public you can dispose of your unwanted medication/drugs at your convenience. The mailbox style drop-box is located in the Borough Hall, just to the right as you walk in. You do not have to check-in with the police department, just deposit into the box as you would a mailbox.

On weekends and after business hours you can make arrangements to have an officer let you into the building to use the drop box. We do recommend that you take off all personal information from your medicine bottles/containers before depositing into the box.


Anyone dropping off medicine should first:

-Minimize as many containers as possible (combine medications in as few containers as possible, then recycle the old medicine bottles and boxes). Brooklawn Police Dept. must empty and store the contents of the medicine drop box until they are ready for destruction at an approved facility; we do not have unlimited storage capacity.

-Do not drop off vitamins, vitamins can be disposed of in your regular trash

-Liquids, such as cough medicine, Benadryl, topical ointments, etc., are NOT permitted for disposal in the box

-Needles and hypodermic syringes are NOT permitted

-It is recommended that you take the patients name off of the container

-Do not drop off empty containers, we just place them in the recycle bucket

THANK YOU for following these guidelines.


The medicine drop box is NOT for the use of Doctor’s offices, nor pharmaceutical businesses, that need to dispose of medication.

Any questions please contact Police Officer Raymond Mckenney # 703 at 856-456-0750 ext 171 or email him at rmckenney@brooklawnpolice.com 

IMMIGRANT TRUST 2018-6 Mandated by the Attorney General 
Click here for Brooklawn Police Immigration General Order
T-visa applications can be accessed by clicking this link: uscis.gov/i-914
U-visa applications can be accesses by clicking this link: uscis.gov/i-918


AG Directives

Borough Ordinances
Crash Reports
Firearms Information
Megans Law
SR-21 (Accident Report Form)
Criminal History Checks
Citizen’s Guide to OPRA Request
Identity Theft