Administrative Services


The Administration Division is staffed by the Deputy Chief, two Lieutenants, one Sergeant and two officers along with one administrative assistant. Additionally, there are civilian employees that work in the Communications Unit. The Deputy Chief is directly responsible for preparing and overseeing the Police Department’s O&E and Capital budgets. The division is comprised of nine separate units and bureaus.

Deputy Chief

Deputy Chief Steven Gerling #148

  • Deputy Chief Steven Gerling was hired by the Brick Township Police Department in January of 1995. He graduated from the Ocean County Police Academy Class #64 in May of 1995. He is also a graduate of the Richard Stockton College.
  • He worked his first twelve years as a patrol officer and a Field Training Officer. During this time, Captain Gerling was assigned to the K9 Unit where he served as a K9 Handler and worked with his K9 partner Cody.
  • In March 2006 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant where he was assigned to the Evening Shift and later the Day Shift as a Squad Supervisor and the K9 Unit Supervisor.
  • In January of 2014 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant where he was assigned to the Operations Division as the Evening Shift Commander.
  • In January of 2016 he was transferred to the Administrative Services Division, where he served as the Professional Standards Unit Commander.
  • In February 2017 he was transferred to the Operations Division, where he served as the A Side Evening/Midnight Shift Commander.
  • In February 2018 he remained assigned to the Operations Division and became the Shift Commander for the A Side of the patrol schedule.
  • In December 2018 he was promoted to the rank of Captain where he currently serves as the Operations Division Commander.

The Records Bureau is primarily responsible for the filing and maintenance of all reports and documents generated by the Police Department as governed by the New Jersey Division of Archives and Records Management. The Bureau is also responsible for the dissemination of those reports to the public in accordance with the Open Public Records Act (OPRA), disseminating police reports and all related relevant information such as officer qualifications to the prosecuting authority whether it is a State, County or Municipal entity as well as providing discovery in accordance with the court rules governing discovery. Additionally, the Police Records Bureau compiles the data and generates and disseminates the required monthly, quarterly and annual reports such as Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), Stationhouse Adjustments and NCIC validations. The Police Records Bureau is open to the public Monday thru Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

The Identification Bureau is responsible for the intake, cataloging, maintenance and dispositions for all property in the possession of the Brick Township Police Department. They conduct firearms applicant investigations and report their findings to the Chief of Police to issue or deny a firearms application. They prepare all evidence for the State Attorney General, County Prosecutor, Municipal Prosecutor and defense attorneys for trails and court related matters, document crime scenes and scenes of incident/accidents, which would need to be preserved and collect forensic evidence such as fingerprints and DNA samples. They are also responsible to the State Department of Corrections for the inspections and upkeep of our jail facility.
The Supply Unit is responsible for the ordering, receiving, storage and inventory of all supplies used by the department on a day to day basis such as office supplies, office furniture, uniforms, etc. from both O&E and Capital Budgets. The supply clerk completes all purchase orders and prepares them for signatures, and while working with the Administrative Division Commander, ensures all purchase orders are charged to the correct budget line item. The supply clerk also monitors all of the escrow accounts, which are required by ordinance and established by outside contractors that hire off-duty police officers to work at their site. The supply clerk reports directly to the Administrative Services supervisor.
The Fleet Maintenance Unit is responsible to ensure the vehicle fleet is in working order, performs minor repairs, and schedules repairs and servicing with the Township Vehicle Maintenance.
The Radio Technology Unit is responsible for all radio communication systems for the Township of Brick. This includes Police, Fire, EMS, Public Works, Recreation and Lifeguards.

The Communications Center function is to receive incoming calls for service and dispatch the appropriate units to the call for service (i.e., Police, Fire, and EMS). The center is staffed with twenty full time and five part time Telecommunication Operators and one Telecommunications Supervisor. The Telecommunications Operators 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 the Township of Brick.

All Telecommunications Operators are certified by the State of New Jersey as Emergency Medical Dispatchers and Basic Communications Operators as well as receiving continuous training in domestic violence call handling, crisis and hostage negotiations, tactical communications, and advance public safety dispatching in addition to being proficient in local, state and national databases. In addition, several of our Telecommunications Operators have been trained as Tactical Dispatchers.

The NCIC (National Crime Information Center) is responsible to ensure that all NCIC entries are validated through the State Police NCIC 2000 validation system and ensure training is complete and records are accurately saved.
The Information and Technology Unit’s primary function is to ensure police telephone and computer systems run efficiently with minimal downtime. They also maintain all computer servers and workstations, data infrastructure, planning and implementing hardware and software upgrades and provide technical support to all users. System uptime, data availability, redundancy and disaster recovery are amongst the IT Units most crucial functions.