The Woodbury Heights Police Department was founded in 1961. Prior to that date police protection was provided by the New Jersey State Police. Town Marshals and volunteers from the local Fire Department provided police services also. In 1929 the first school safety patrol was established at the Woodbury Heights Elementary School. In 1966 the first Police Chief was Tuck McCabe. Since then there have been five police chiefs. The Police Department became a 24 hour, 7 day a week operation in 1984.
Mission & Values Statement
The mission of the Woodbury Heights Police Department is to protect and enhance the quality of life for all who live, work, or visit our community by delivering the highest quality of public safety services. Members of the Police Department are dedicated to accomplishing this mission by:
Maintaining public peace and order through the fair and impartial enforcement of law and superior police service.
Fostering an environment of cooperation and trust within our community.
Conducting public business efficiently and effectively.
Challenging the future with a spirit of optimism and innovation.
Valuing our employees as our most important resource.