Patrol Division

Historic patrol car

Initial Response

The Patrol Division is responsible for the initial response to reports of medical emergencies, accidents, fires and crimes. Patrol officers work a twelve hour shift that changes twice per day. As a result the Patrol Division is organized into four squads.


The patrol officers are generally the first responders for any call for service by the public. Patrol officers also enforce New Jersey Criminal Statutes, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Statutes, and Township Ordinances. If a person needs the assistance of the Livingston Police Department, it is generally one of these officers who will first assist him or her.

The Patrol Division also is responsible for assisting citizens with quality of life issues and making referrals when appropriate. These officers pride themselves on rapidly responding to calls and safeguarding businesses and homes within the community.