Borough Of Brooklawn Police Department


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 which strikes the optimum balance between the collective interests of all citizens and the personal right of all individuals. 

Contact Information  

(856) 456-0750 Ext. 110 (This is for non-emergency use)

                                                          Fax: (856) 456-4661

                                                   301 Christiana Street
                                                   Brooklawn, New Jersey  08030

Police Dept. Contact Information


Chief Shamus Ellis #700 Ext 111                          

Sergeant A. Hirst #701 Ext 169                            

Sergeant Michael Brewster #702 Ext 170              

Police Officer J. Mason #703 Ext 168                     

Investigator R. McKenney Jr. #704 Ext 171            

Police Officer C. Nicholas #705 Ext 174                 

Police Officer Joshua Blackiston #706 Ext 173        

Police Officer Amber Gundle # 707 Ext 172             

Special Officer Thomas Persechino #744               



Mandated by the Attorney General 




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


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

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 Investigator R. McKenney at or call 856-456-0750 ext. 171 with any
questions. Completed forms may be e-mailed, or taken directly to our
police station.

Click here for the registration form


Professional Standards link, including complaint form:

AG Directives

Borough ordinances:

Crash reports:

Firearms information:

Megans Law:


Criminal History checks:

Citizen’s Guide to OPRA Request:

Identity theft:


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Welcome To The
Borough Of Brooklawn

Borough of Brooklawn
301 Christiana Street
Brooklawn, New Jersey 08030
Phone: (856) 456-0750

Borough Hall
Hours: Monday - Thursday
8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
4th Wed of Each Month Until 7pm


Theresa Branella

Council Members

Julie McCleary
Mike Mevoli
Jerry Granstrom
John Clotworthy
Patricia McConnell
Patrick Moses