Department News

Handgun Permits Issued in 2015 – Lacey Township Police Department – February 8, 2016

Handgun Permits Issued in 2015 – The Lacey Township Police Department processed and issued 651 handgun permits in 2015 which is up from 562 handgun permits processed and issued in 2014. The number of permits issued in 2015 is down 216 permits from the all-time high in 2013 of 867. Historically, the Lacey Township Police Department processed and issued an average of 200 handgun permits annually upon application from local residents in the years leading […]

Department News – DUI Enforcement Recognition for Lieutenant Michael DiBella and Officer Dimitri Tsarnas – Lacey Township Police Department – December 10, 2015

DUI Enforcement Recognition – On Thursday, December 10, 2015, the Ocean County Traffic Safety Officer’s Association held their annual awards ceremony. During the ceremony, Officer Dimitri Tsarnas and Lieutenant Michael DiBella were provided certificates of recognition for their diligent efforts to deter, detect and enforce the laws related to DUI. Officer Tsarnas is a certified drug recognition expert (DRE) and has been recognized throughout his career as one of the most knowledgeable and skilled […]

Autism Training for Law Enforcement (Autism Shield – POAC) – Lacey Township Police Department – Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Autism Training for Law Enforcement – On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, officers and dispatchers of the Lacey Township Police Department attended “Autism Shield” training taught by Gary Weitzen who is the executive director of the nonprofit organization Parents of Autistic Children (POAC). POAC provides recreational and support services to children with autism and their families as well as free training for the autism community. The educational session was held at the Lacey Township Recreation Building and […]

Toy Collection Drive and Toy Distribution – Ocean County Sheriff’s Department & Lacey Township Police Department – Public Advisement – December 2015

As the holidays approach, the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office is once again conducting its Annual Toy Drive to help Ocean County families who are in need. The Lacey Township Police Department will be working with the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department to assist the residents of Lacey.

Those wishing to donate new toys are being asked not to wrap them. If possible, donations should be dropped off at the Lacey Branch of the Ocean County Library. […]

Department News – Lacey PD Football Fun Game vs Forked River Volunteer Fire Dept – Sunday, November 1, 2015

Department News – Members of the Forked River Volunteer Fire Department met up with a group of officers from the Lacey Township Police Department for a friendly competition on the gridiron on Sunday, November 1, 2015. The teams played touch football with family members and friends cheering them on. Some spectacular plays were made throughout the game including a 25 yard diving catch for a touchdown by Lacey PD’s Chris Meyler (see photo below) as well as […]

Lacey Township Police Department News – Courtesy Child Seat Safety Inspection Event – Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Courtesy Child Seat Safety Inspection Event – The Lacey Township Police Department is hosting a courtesy (non-enforcement) Child Seat Safety Check at the Lanoka Harbor Fire House on Route 9 and Warren Avenue on Thursday, October 22, 2015. The event will be held rain or shine from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. with no pre-registration required. Specially trained certified child seat technicians from the Lacey Township Police Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department […]

Superhero Award to 7-year-old Brandon Timoney of Beachwood – Lacey Township Police Department – Monday, October 12, 2015

Department News – On Monday, October 12, 2015, Chief David A. Paprota and Mayor Gary Quinn hosted 7-year-old Brandon Timoney of Beachwood at Lacey Township Police Headquarters to present him with a special award and give Brandon an opportunity to meet police officers and receive a special tour of police headquarters. Brandon was recognized as a true superhero by Chief Paprota and Mayor Quinn. Brandon was awarded a Superhero Certificate and given a special […]

Department News – SWAT Iron Team Endurance Competition (Prince George’s County, Maryland) – Lacey Township Police Department

Department News – On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, Lacey Township Police Officers Charles May and Michael Verwey competed in the physical challenge known as the 2015 Iron Team Endurance Competition in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Officers May and Verwey were part of a four member team from the Ocean County Regional SWAT Team (South Platoon). In addition to Officers Charles May and Michael Verwey, the four officer team included Officer Joseph Stanziano from the Barnegat […]

Public Announcement – County Route 539 Motor Vehicle Enforcement Details – Lacey Township Police Department – Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Rt. 539 Enforcement Details – Due to the recent increase in serious motor vehicle crashes on Rt. 539, the Lacey Township Police Department has been conducting directed motor vehicle enforcement details in cooperation with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office and our neighboring law enforcement partners. A five-mile stretch of Rt. 539 (Mile Post 15.91 to 20.85) runs through the western most portion of Lacey Township near Burlington County. The roadway has a single lane […]

Department News (Courtesy Child Seat Safety Checks) – Lacey Township Police Department – Saturday, June 6, 2015

 

This photo depicts Lacey Township Police Department Lieutenant Michael DiBella and Sergeant Robert Flynn along with Officer Doug Higgins of the Manchester Township Police Department (Certified Child Seat Technicians) conducting a courtesy child safety seat inspection during the Lacey Township Police Department Child Safety Seat Inspection Event held at the Lanoka Harbor Fire Department building on Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Courtesy Child Seat Safety Inspections (Saturday, June 6, 2015) – The Lacey Township Police Department, with the assistance […]