The Detective Bureau is responsible for investigating crimes against property (fraud, burglary, vehicle theft, etc.), crimes against persons (homicides, assaults, domestic violence, gang related crimes, etc.), and crimes against the public (narcotics, prostitution, intelligence gathering, gambling, counterfeiting, etc.).

Detectives generally do not create the original report, but do investigate and follow-up on reports originated by patrol officers who have made the initial response to the scene of the crime/incident. The assigned Detective then reviews those reports for any leads or evidence that would require follow-up investigation and additional work is done in an attempt to bring the case to some resolution. Detectives work closely with investigators from neighboring jurisdictions as well as County, State, and Federal agencies who may have similar crime trends or suspects.

Detectives also will conduct background investigations for Firearms Permit applications. For more information visit the Firearms Permit page.

Detective John Hurtuk
Phone: (201) 664-7000 Ext. 159

Detective Warren Morrell (Juvenile Detective)
Phone: (201) 664-7000 Ext. 167

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