Communications Division | Senior Dispatcher Steven Gerrity #406


The Howell Township Police Department employs 10 full time Communications Officers and 1 Communications Supervisor. The Communications Officers perform several important tasks including the handling of 9-1-1 and non-emergency calls for service, the dispatching and monitoring of Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) within Howell Township. The Communications Center, serving as a 9-1-1 answering point, consolidates all requests for emergency services in Howell Township into one center while also serving as a backup answering point for other agencies including Monmouth County Sheriff's Office Communications.

All Communications Officers are certified by the State of New Jersey as Emergency Medical Dispatchers and Basic Communications Officers as well as receiving continuous training in domestic violence call handling, crisis and hostage negotiations, tactical communications, advanced public safety dispatching in addition to being proficient in local, state and national databases.