Click here for information and forms for filing a complaint of officer or employee misconduct. Completed forms can be submitted via email to, hand delivered t0 the Barnegat Police Department 900 West Bay Avenue or any Barnegat police officer, faxed to 609-698-1092, or mailed to:

Barnegat Police Department, Attn: Captain Carroll, 900 West Bay Avenue Barnegat, NJ 08005

The Professional Standards Unit was created in order to further the department’s commitment to providing high-quality, professional service to all members of the community. The Unit oversees citizen complaints and conducts internal and administrative investigations regarding police personnel, firearms discharges, use of force investigations, and employee misconduct. The Unit also conducts annual inspections of functions within the agency to ensure efficient and effective operation as well as compliance with CALEA accreditation standards.

Chief Germain sets high standards of conduct and performance for agency employees. Members of the community who feel that an officer or employee has failed to meet these high standards of service and wish to file a formal complaint may do so by calling the department at 609-698-5000 or by speaking with any department employee. Members of the community who feel that an officer has exceeded these high standards or done something exceptional and wishes to recognize or commend an officer may also do so by calling the department or by speaking with any department employee.


2023 Major Discipline

2023 Professional Standards Summary

2022 Major Discipline

2022 Professional Standards Summary

2021 Major Discipline

2021 Professional Standards Summary 

2020 Major Discipline

2020 Professional Standards Summary

2019 Professional Standards Summary

2018 Professional Standards Summary

2017 Professional Standards Review

2016 Professional Standards Review

2015 Professional Standards Review

2014 Professional Standards Review