Operations Branch

Lt. Colonel Philip Buck - Branch Commander

Major James McGowan - Deputy Branch Commander

The Operations Branch is made up of the following Sections:

The Operations Branch oversees and coordinates the duties and functions of the Field Operations Section. This Branch is the front line component of the State Police and is charged with enforcing the laws, protecting life and property, preserving the peace, preventing and detecting crime, arresting violators, serving the public, assisting law enforcement agencies, and providing services to its assigned geographical areas of responsibility and the State’s toll roads.  Members of the Operations Branch provide uniformed patrol to the State of New Jersey and serve as the backbone to the Division’s core functions in service to the citizens of New Jersey in the enforcement of traffic laws, criminal codes, ensuring public safety, and providing general police services.  The Operations Branch consists of the Field Operations Section, four regional Troop patrol areas, the Office of Division Operations, the Risk Management Office, Criminal Investigations Office, and the Traffic & Public Safety Office.

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