The Detective Bureau
is staffed by 4 Detectives under the Administrative Supervision of Chief Michael S. Miller. The Detective Bureau consists of 1 Detective Lieutenant, 1 Detective Sergeant and 2 Detectives. Detective Lieutenant Steven Ireland supervises and coordinates the day to day operations of the Bureau and is the Bureau's Unit Commander. Detective Lieutenant Ireland is also in charge of internal affairs and death investigations as well as being the liaison to the NJ Joint Terrorism Task Force.
The Bureau follows up on
reported crimes as well as conducts independent investigations to
apprehend criminals and solve reported crimes. The Detective Bureau
has the latest in crime scene processing tools available to them
including night vision equipment, fuming chambers, casting materials, a latent fingerprint
workstation, blue max fingerprint equipment as well as various powders
and chemicals to be used for developing latent prints.
The Detectives utilize the
New Jersey State Police Automatic Fingerprint Identification System to
link fingerprints found at crime scenes to those persons who have been
arrested in order to identify and prosecute those who commit crimes in
The Detective Bureau,
along with the Patrol Division conduct an annual Ident-a-Kid program
through a cooperative effort with the Ventnor school systems. This
program is an annual event, where our officers take the fingerprints
of the children, place them on an Ident-a-Kit card and then send the
card home with the child for the parentís safe keeping.
The Detectives are also
trained in specialized areas such as: Terrorism Intelligence, Counter
Terrorism Measures, Advanced
Interviewing, Amber Alert Protocol, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics
Enforcement, Gang Identification and Intelligence, Arson Investigation, Financial Crimes, Sexual/Child
Abuse, Date Rape Drugs, Fingerprint Classifications and Crime Scene
Analysis, Crime Scene Photography, Hostage Negotiations and Explosives
and Incendiary Devices. The Detective Bureau was also accepted into the Magloclen
Organization, which is an international law enforcement organization
that provides training and an exchange of intelligence information in
the area of criminal investigations. They are also part of the
Atlantic County Anti-Terrorism Task Force.