Inside the Agency
Inside the Agency
The Patrol Division is the largest and most visible division within our agency and is available to the public 365 days a year, 24...
The Detective Bureau is comprised of police officers assigned to conduct investigations. After the patrol division submits an initial...
The HTPD Communications Center, serving as a 9-1-1 answering point, consolidates all requests for emergency services in...
Emergency Services Unit
The Emergency Services Unit is a county-wide team comprised of several different agencies that are responsible for responding and...
The Honor Guard serves as the Color Guard at memorials at local, state, and national events, as well as events held in the private sector.
Emergency Medical Services
The Howell Township Police Department currently has trained Emergency Medical Technicians operating the ambulances and...
The K9 Unit allows patrol officers to work in a safer and more efficient manner and perform functions that human officers are simply...
Traffic Safety Unit
The Traffic Safety Unit is primarily responsible for all issues regarding motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic in Howell Twp.
The History of Howell Police
The Howell Township Police Department was created by ordinance in September, 1971. Harvey F. Morrell, Jr., a Captain with the Matawan Boro Police Department, was hired to serve as the first Chief of Police. Chief Morrell then began the task of staffing the new agency, hiring experienced officers from Matawan, Abderdeen, Freehold Twp, Wall, the New Jersey State Police, among several other departments.
As the state police were still responsible for patrolling the township, the new officers worked with them at the outset, while the state police decreased their services in Howell.
The first headquarters was set up in a trailer set up behind the court building on Rt. 524. From there, the Police Department was moved to the old Parks and Recreation building located at the former municipal complex on Preventorium Rd.
The department operated out of there until early 1973, when it moved into the barracks vacated by the State Police on Rt. 524. When the department outgrew that facility, it moved to the former Town Hall building at the foot of Preventorium Rd, adjacent to the Howell Golf Course.
In December 1989, following the retirement of Chief Harvey Morrell, Jr., who would later go on to be Howell's first directly-elected Mayor, Captain Gary Priccaciante was sworn in as the new Chief. Chief Priccaciante saw the department move to its current location at 300 Old Tavern Rd. in October 1990.
Following Chief Priccaciante's retirement, Lieutenant Ronald T. Carter was promoted to Chief of Police where he remained until 2015. Upon his retirement, Captain Andrew Kudrick was officially sworn in as the 4th Chief of Police of Howell Township. On August 1st, 2022 Captain John Storrow was officially sworn in as the 5th Chief of Police.
The department is charged with overseeing the safety and security of the approximately 60,000 residents living within the 63-square miles of Howell Twp.
The Howell Police Department will be guided by our values in pursuit of our mission. Our core values are our F.I.R.S.T. commitment:
Fairness: We value fairness and strive to deliver services, provide assistance and make decisions that are impartial, unbiased, and without prejudice.
Integrity: We value the trust and confidence placed in us by the public we serve and will not compromise ourselves or allow personal benefit to influence our decision in serving the community.
Respect: We value respect; the respect for ourselves, each other and all the members of our community; showing an understanding and appreciation for our similarities and differences.
Service: We value the opportunity to provide service which is courteous, responsive, firm and sensitive to the needs of··the community.
Teamwork: We value teamwork and cooperation in combining our diverse backgrounds, skill and beliefs to achieve a common goal.
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If you are aware about ongoing criminal activities or narcotics transactions within the township of Howell, you can make make an annonymous report to our Crime Suppression Unit.
We do not take reports and/or complaints through social media or by email - all reports and/or complaints must go thru Police Dispatch
If you need to call 9-1-1, you must stay on the phone with the Police Dispatcher until they instruct you to disconnect.