The purpose of the Internal Affairs Division is to maintain a high quality of law enforcement services.
Improving the relationship between employees and the public facilitates cooperation vital to the department's ability to achieve its goals. This department is committed to providing law enforcement services that are fair, effective, and impartially delivered. Employees are held to the highest standards
of conduct and are expected to respect the rights of all citizens. This department must be responsive
to the community by providing formal procedures for the processing of complaints regarding
individual employee performance.
It is the policy of the Watchung Police Department to accept and investigate all complaints
of agency and employee’s alleged misconduct or wrongdoing. All persons who wish to file a
complaint may do so, regardless of the hour or day of the week. This includes reports from anonymous
sources, juveniles, undocumented immigrants, and persons under arrest or in custody. All
allegations of employee misconduct shall be thoroughly, objectively, and promptly investigated
to their logical conclusion in conformance with this policy, regardless of whether the employee
resigns or otherwise separates from the agency.
Disciplinary/corrective action in all matters will be determined based upon the merits of each case. Investigators conducting the investigation of any allegation of misconduct shall strive to conduct a thorough and objective investigation respecting the rights of the principal, any other law enforcement officer, and all members of the public.
Lieutenant Scott Anderle
908-756-3663 x 112