Administration Division Commander
Captain Earl Gifford
The Administrative Division includes the Chief’s Office, Records and Information Technology, and Logistics and Special Projects. It is staffed by a Captain as Division Commander, a Lieutenant, two Administrative Assistants, three fulltime and one part-time clerical staff members. The Division is responsible for such tasks as records management, Information Technology, planning and research, internal affairs investigations, grant writing and developing policies and procedures. Administration is the smaller of two divisions that make up the police department, however its responsibilities are wide ranging.
The Captain has overall responsibility of the Division. He is responsible for assisting the Chief of Police in areas such as budgeting, planning, training and policy development. The Lieutenant’s primary responsibility is dealing with special projects, internal affairs and scheduling. The department computer system and access to all state and federal data banks come under his purview. The Records Administrative Assistant has the responsibility for maintaining all evidence collected by our officers.
The primary responsibility of the Division as a whole is to assist the Chief of Police in providing the resources which allow Operations Division personnel to provide direct service to the community of Ocean Township.