The public plays a crucial role in determining a law enforcement agency’s effectiveness. Law enforcement agencies must
provide formal procedures for the investigation of complaints as well as the administration of corrective options, such as
The establishment of such procedures instills confidence in the agency’s integrity. Prevention is the primary means of
reducing and controlling employee misconduct. It is the policy of the Holland Township Police Department to discover
and correct organizational conditions which permit misconduct to occur by accepting and investigating all complaints of
alleged agency or employee misconduct from any source, even anonymous ones.
The Holland Township Police Department has formal procedures in place for investigating complaints against a police
officer. These procedures ensure fairness and protect the rights of both citizens and the officer.
If you decide to file a formal complaint, your complaint will be sent to a specially trained internal affairs officer, who will
conduct a thorough and objective investigation. You may be asked to help this investigation by giving a detailed statement
about what happened or providing other important information. All complaints against police officers will be thoroughly
investigated. You will be advised in writing by the Chief of Police the outcome of the investigation.
You should be aware of the following:
- If our investigation shows that a crime may have been committed, the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office will be
notified. You may be asked to testify in court.
- If our investigation results in an officer being charged with a violation of department rules, you may be asked to testify in
a departmental hearing.
- If our investigation shows that the complaint is not sustained, is unfounded, or that the officer acted properly, the matter
will be closed.
- All disciplinary hearings shall be closed to the public unless the defendant officer requests an open hearing.
- A citizen is subject to both criminal and civil prosecution for providing false information or information that he or she
does not believe to be true.
You can call police headquarters to have the form mailed to you, stop by police headquarters and pick the form up or
you can download the form by clicking on the links below -
The completed form can be mailed anonymously to police headquarters, if you wish. The police department's address is
Holland Township Police Department
61 Church Road
Milford, New Jersey 08848
The Holland Township Police Department is committed to providing an ultimate and transparent level of professional
policing to the community and public it serves.
This is completed through a rigorous and transparent approach to ensure that all New Jersey statutory laws, Attorney
General Guidelines, Hunterdon County Prosecutor Directives and mandated training is completed and adhered to. The
Holland Township Police has dedicated itself through our Mission and Value statements to continually collaborate with
the community we serve to strengthen, adapt and improve our delivery of police services to the public regardless of age,
religion, color, race, gender or sexual orientation. The Holland Township Police Department and its Officers continually
strives to reinforce and strengthen our trust with the public that ALL will be treated fairly and equally. To learn more
about the Excellence in Policing Initiative, visit https://www.nj.gov/oag/excellence/