James Riccio Chief of Police

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Brick Township Police department website. I am honored to serve as the Chief of police of what I consider to be by far one of the greatest police departments in this state if not the country. The men and women of the Brick Township police department are professional, highly trained individuals who are dedicated to serving the citizens of Brick Township and all who visit here. I encourage you to browse the site so that you can see all that our department has accomplished and all that our officers are doing to serve the people we are sworn to protect. I hope that you find the information on this site useful and take advantage of the many services that our department has to offer.

James Riccio
Chief of Police
Brick Township Police Department
401 Chambers Bridge Rd Brick, N.J. 08723

Chief Riccio has been a long time resident of Brick Township and has been a member of the Brick Police Department since August of 1986.
As a Patrol Officer, Chief Riccio served on all three patrol shifts. In 1988 he became a member of the department’s original Selective Enforcement Team (SET).

In 1989 Chief Riccio was assigned to the Ocean County Narcotics Strike Force and in 1990 he was transferred to the Detective Bureau.

In December of 1995 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

In February 1996 Chief Riccio was assigned to the Drug Enforcement Unit as the unit commander until October of 2000 when he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant where he served as the 4-12 Shift Commander.

In July of 2004 Chief Riccio was assigned to the department’s Internal Affairs Division until September of that same year when he was placed on special assignment with the Ocean County Prosecutors Office investigating cases of official corruption.

In June of 2005 Chief Riccio was placed on special assignment with the FBI and became part of a task force which investigated allegations of official corruption throughout New Jersey. The investigation became known as operation “Bid Rig”.

In October of 2007 Chief Riccio was promoted to the rank of Captain and took command of the Administrative Services Division.

In May of 2011 Chief Riccio was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief taking command of the Operations Division. His areas of responsibility included the Patrol Division, SERT Team, Marine Unit, SET Team, Motorcycle Unit, Honor Guard and the K-9 Unit.

On October 29, 2013 Super Storm Sandy made landfall on the New Jersey coast. Chief Riccio served as the Department’s Incident Commander and was responsible for the coordination of personnel and all storm related operations before, during and after the storm.

James Riccio was appointed to Chief on December 1, 2015.