LEAD clothing bin locations

The Monroe Township Police Department has partnered with LEAD (Law Enforcement Against Drugs) to bring clothing bins to our Township.  These bins give us money towards training our LEAD Instructors and money towards purchasing merchandise for our 6th grade LEAD students.  If you are able and willing please consider these clothing bins next time you donate your used clothing.  Monroe Township has three LEAD clothing bin locations;

Applegarth Elementary School

Mill Lake Elementary School

Monroe Township Middle School

Congratulations Traffic Sergeant Anthony Trohalides


Traffic Safety Specialist Award


MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ – Sergeant Anthony Trohalides of the Monroe Township Police Department received the Traffic Safety Specialist – Level 1 Leadership designation, during the New Jersey Police Traffic Officers Association online event held on Wednesday, October 7, 2020.


The Traffic Safety Specialist (TSS) program was adopted in New Jersey from Maryland, in order to recognize police officers who have attained notable experience, education, training, and proficiency in Highway Safety Enforcement methods and procedures. Officers are approved based on documented training, employment records, service awards, and sponsorship of employers. Level 1 requirements include three years of independent patrol experience, speed detection device certification, standard field sobriety certification, and 30 points of earned electives.  One elective point is awarded for each year of military service. Also, points are obtained for documented college experience. Since 2016, nearly 200 Traffic Officers have achieved this recognition.  


After completing the Level 1 requirements, Traffic Officers are eligible to participate in TSS Level 2 that involves the development and implementation of a technical study to improve traffic safety conditions and reduce crashes in their sponsoring community. Level 2 requirements include six years of independent patrol experience, designated certifications and instructor training, as well as an additional 30 points of earned electives.  One elective point is awarded for each year of military service and documented college experience. Since 2018, thirteen Traffic Officers have earned this statewide designation.


Scammers are using fake phone numbers that come up on caller ID as “Monroe Twp NJ” to contact residents within Monroe Township. The callers are posing as a third-party energy company offering refunds.  At first look it appears that you are receiving a phone call from the Township of Monroe when in fact it is a scam.  Upon answering the phone, the call is answered by an automatic recording offering a 30% discount on your gas and electric bill.  If interested in this offer, the recording advises the resident to press “1”. Upon pressing “1”, the resident is then connected to a live person with a heavy accent. The individual then asks for your zip code and once provided; they congratulate you on your eligible for a 30% discount. They then request that you provide them with your PSEG, JCP&L or energy provider account number.


Attention: Monroe Township dog and cat owners

Monroe Township Animal Control is requesting all residents to license their dogs and cats with the Township Clerk’s Office.  In accordance with Chapter 33 of the Monroe Township Code ALL cats and dogs must be licensed with the Township.  The purpose of this portion of the Code is to ensure our animal population does not pose a threat to the health and safety of our residents and that they are properly vaccinated against rabies.

*Animal Control is picking up too many dogs that have no license on.  If the dog accidentally gets off your property, Animal Control will be able to reunite your furry family member back home right away since they carry a list of all dog and cat owners.  When Animal Control comes across a dog/cat that has no license and they are unable to locate the owner of the dog/cat the animal must be transported to the animal shelter for safe keeping.

All RENEWAL forms for dogs and cats need to be sent to the Township Clerk’s Office.  If you do NOT have your renewal form(s) you can print out the PDF for the dog/cat license application from the Township Website.

*Please keep in mind that, for this year ONLY, since the Township was closed to the public due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Township has waived the $10.00 late fee.

*For residents that own dog(s) and cat(s) the license fee’s need to be paid separately for accountability purposes.