The Administration Division is staffed with one Administrative Assistant, the Deputy Chief, five Lieutenants, one Sergeant, five Officers and 12 Civilians. 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 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 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 Internal Affairs Unit is staffed by personnel of the department as assigned by the Chief of Police. The Internal Affairs Officer will report to the Administrative Division Commander but shall be directly responsible to the Chief of Police. The Internal Affairs Officer is responsible for receiving, processing and supervising internal affairs investigations that involve allegations of criminal conduct and acts of misconduct made against members of the Brick Township Police Department. The Internal Affairs Officer ensures that allegations made against members of the Brick Township Police Department are thoroughly and objectively investigated to their logical conclusion. The Office of Internal Affairs maintains a comprehensive index of all complaints received against all members. This information is submitted to the Ocean County Prosecutors Office on an annual basis. Click here for reporting information.