6805 Long Beach Blvd Brant Beach NJ 08008
Phone: (609) 494-3322 Fax: (609) 494-6504
The Long Beach Township Communications Division has 9 full-time and 4 part-time state certified Communications Officers that staff the communications Center 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The communications staff works 2 shifts, each shift is 12 hours. During the winter months there are two Communications Officers on duty for each shift. During the summer months there are three scheduled for each shift during peak hours from 11am to 3am. The center handles approximately 70,000 incidents a year that mainly include but are not limited to;
The Communications Officers are the link between the citizens and the public safety services of Long Beach Island. Long Beach Township Communications Division dispatches police services for the following communities on Long Beach Island.
The Long Beach Township Communications Division does not dispatch but updates and monitors several fire, rescue and medical agencies that service Long Beach Island.
Barnegat Light EMS Barnegat Light Fire
The Communications Center handles many water rescue calls each year. They are the link between the United States Coast Guard, Marine Police and water rescue agencies that serve Long Beach Island.
The Communications center employs several advanced communications and computer systems to allow officers quick and easy access to the information and documents. There are four (4) complete dispatch consoles to allow for additional communications personnel in the summer months. Each console has the following computer access;
The 9-1-1 system was established in Long Beach Township in 1994. When a resident dials 9-1-1 from a location on Long Beach Island the call is recieved by the Ocean County Sheriff's Department. The call is initally screened to determine if it is an emergency, the nature of the emergency and the location of the emergency. The call is then transferred to the Long Beach Township communications Center for police dispatch.
Dial 9-1-1 for all in-progress or life threatening emergencies.
What is an emergency?
Someone is hurt or in danger, or if you are in immediate need of police,fire or medical assistance. If you are unsure if your situation is an emergency you should err on the side of safety and call 9-1-1 and let the expert who answers your call make the decision.
Know where you are and where you need help sent to!!!
Post your address clearly and prominently in multiple locations on your property
Place your address clearly by each phone in the house especially if it is not your primary residense.
All other calls should be placed to our non-emergency number 609-494-3322.
Q. When should I call 9-1-1 ?
A. For all crimes in progress, medical emergencies, fires, serious motor vehicle accidents, or for any other incident which requires an immediate police, fire, or emergency medical response.
Q. What do I need to tell the dispatcher?
A. You will need to provide your name, the phone number your calling from and the location and nature of the emergency. Try to remain calm and speak with a clear voice while providing this information.
Q. What should I do if I dial 9-1-1 by accident?
A. Please DO NOT HANG UP! Stay on the line and tell the dispatcher that the call was made in error. Our departments policy is to investigate all abandoned 9-1-1 calls to determine whether or not a true emergency exists. This may result in a police officer being dispatched to your location.
Under NJ Law, it is illegal to make false/prank phone calls to 9-1-1. NJ Statute 2C:33-3.e states,
"A person is guilty of a disorderly persons offence if the person knowingly places a call to a 9-1-1 emergency telephone system without purpose of reporting the need for 9-1-1 service."
If convicted for a violation of this statute, you could face up to 6 months imprisonment and a $500.00 fine.