Ship Bottom Police Public Notice for Accreditation


Application Employment of Police Officers for Private Duty
Note: 48 hours’ notice is required for any work. Application


The mission of the Ship Bottom Police Department is to proudly serve the community by protecting the life and property of its citizens, enforcing the laws of the State of New Jersey, and working in partnership with the community to enhance the quality of life and nurture public trust. Our mission statement is based upon the following values:

Integrity: We hold ourselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics. We shall hold ourselves accountable for our actions both on and off duty, and take pride in delivering the highest professional level of service to all.
Fairness: We treat all citizens impartially, justly, and unbiased, through empathy and compassion.
Respect: We treat all citizens in a dignified, honorable, and courteous manner. Our conduct displays an understanding of ethnic and cultural diversity, both in our professional and personal endeavors.
Ethics: We will strive to continuously to develop trust from the citizens of the Borough Ship Bottom and all visitors through moral, unbiased, and ethical decision making.
Compassion: We recognize and understand that the community turns to us in times of need, injury, or as victims of crimes, and need to be treated with kindness, sincerity, and with genuine concern for their well-being.

Ship Bottom Police Department Policies & Procedures

Diversity in Law Enforcement


Use of Force Reporting

Annual Major Discipline Report

IA Dispositions

2018 2022
2019 2023
Application for Police Service
Thank you for your interest in the Ship Bottom Police Department. Please print, complete and drop off your completed application in person along with the necessary documents to the Ship Bottom Police Department located at 1621 Long Beach Boulevard Ship Bottom, New Jersey 08008. If necessary, applications may be mailed in.

Application for SLEO Class I please follow link, complete on Police App: SLEO Class I Application
Any questions please contact Sergeant Brian Tretola at or (609) 494-2171 Ext. 174.

Police Department Personnel
Administrative Office Phone Number and Extensions
Non-Emergency Number (609) 494-1518

Personnel Ext Specializations
Chief Jon Potter 113 Administration/Officer in Charge
Sgt. Michael Nash 110
Sgt. Ed Williams 171 Internal Affairs Officer
Sgt. Brian Tretola 174 OEM, PT/Academy Instructor/FTO/ Internal Affairs
Sgt. Kyle Jones 175 SWAT/FTO/Range Instructor
Ptl. Ronald Holloway 172 Traffic Safety/L.E.A.D./OEM/JTTF Coordinator
Sgt. Chris Biester 177 FTO/Range Instructor
Det. Anthony Lazlo 178 Law Enforcement/Property & Evidence Manager
Ptl. Sean Frank 179 Law Enforcement
Ptl. Ford 180 Defensive Tactics Instructor
Ptl. Alessio Rea 173 Law Enforcement
Ptl. Matthew Chester 176 Law Enforcement/L.E.A.D. Instructor