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Welcome Message from the Chief:

On behalf of the men and women of the Union Beach Police Department, welcome to our website and thank you for taking the time to learn about our organization. I’m honored to have the privilege of serving the community in the capacity of chief of police. The UBPD has been recognized internationally for “Excellence in policing.”

The members of the UBPD truly care about the safety of our community and providing excellent customer service. Our staff responds to the public safety needs of the community with the most effective measures available within our existing resources with the primary focus of ensuring the safety and well-being of our citizens and visitors.

We invite and encourage community members to take the opportunity to participate in our community-related programs and safety events throughout the year.

Our policing philosophy balances a foundation of traditional policing concepts with innovative and progressive methods to help evolve with our citizens into the future. Community problems are often best addressed by working in partnership with citizens; therefore, UBPD will continually strive to improve public relations and increase public confidence; the UBPD have been recognized internationally for 'Policing excellence'.

Chief of Police Michael J. Woodrow [NJ State Accredited Chief Executive #2019-0047] - "Servire et Tueri in Aeternum!"


It is the mission of the Union Beach Police Department to preserve the peace and order, to protect life and property, to enforce the laws of the United States, the State of New Jersey, the Borough of Union Beach, and to protect and assist the residents and visitors alike.  "Servire et Tueri In Aeturnum!"

Union Beach Police Department 650 Poole Avenue Union Beach, NJ USA 07735 - HQ 732.264.0313


Union Beach Police Department - (Special Operations) Search & Rescue Unit is equipped to handle any given situation that presents itself. Search and rescue (SAR) is the search for and provision of aid to people who are in distress or imminent danger.  Following the catastrophic events of Hurricane Sandy and under the new leadership of UBPD Police Chief Michael J. Woodrow in 2017, the SAR Unit was officially created under the Special Operations Branch.  The general field of search and rescue includes many specialty sub-fields, typically determined by the type of terrain the search is conducted over.  Traditionally areas that would be inaccessible are now accesible due to the unique capabilities of our fleet and the training and expertise of our officers.  Astonishingly, all vehicles, vessels, etc. in the SAR unit have been donated.