important numbers

Phone Numbers you may need & working with the police

What number do I call?

Call 9-1-1 if it IS a life-threatening emergency or a crime in progress.

Call 266-7414 if it IS NOT a life threatening emergency, you need an officer, and to report suspicious activity. You would also call this number to file a police report.

Call 266-7414 for general information or questions about the Brigantine Police Department.

What do I need to tell them when I call?

  • WHAT happened
  • WHEN did it happen
  • WHERE did it happen
  • WHO did it

Give a suspect and/or vehicle description, if you have one.


  • Race/Sex
  • Clothing worn
  • Height/Weight
  • Hair Color/Style/Length
  • Other identifying marks/traits


  • Color
  • Make/Model/Year
  • License plate number
  • Direction of travel
  • Other identifying features

Do I have to give my name, address or phone number?

No; however, it is helpful to have that information in case we need to re-contact you for additional information.

Will the officer stop and talk to me?

Not unless you specifically request it. If you want to speak with the officer, tell the dispatcher when you

call in. Many times the dispatcher will ask if you want the officer to stop by and speak with you.

Traffic Notices:

  • Construction will be resuming on Bayshore Avenue beginning March 5th, be prepared for lane closures and detours!
  • Bayshore Avenue is being prepped for paving, watch for roadway irregularities!
  • Roosevelt Boulevard from Brigantine Avenue to the Circle is under repair, please be mindful of possible detours and lane closures.
  • The 200 Block of 8th Street South is under repair, expect detours from Brigantine Avenue and Beach Avenue
  • Be aware of ongoing construction repair in the area of Roosevelt Blvd, from Bayshore to Sheridan.
  • Boat and Trailer Parking extension has expired. All boats and trailers must be removed from the roadway.

Please WATCH FOR CHILDREN and SLOW DOWN as you approach the intersection of West Shore and Lafayette. Although the stop sign is down, the speed limit is still 25mph.


Reminder for Motorist AND Pedestrians:

Effective April 2010, the pedestrian crosswalk laws in NJ changed. There is increased responsibility on BOTH drivers and pedestrians in order to make us all safer. Please read and take note of the following excerpt from NJ 39:3-46 traffic statute:

The driver of a vehicle must stop and stay stopped for a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk, but shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except at crosswalks when the movement of traffic is being regulated by police officers or traffic control signals, or where otherwise prohibited by municipal, county, or State regulation, but no pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield.

Whenever any vehicle is stopped to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle.

Every pedestrian upon a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.

PEDESTRIANS MUST obey pedestrian signals and use crosswalks at signalized intersections.

Young people under the age of 17 are required to wear an approved helmet when cycling, roller skating, in-line skating, or skateboarding.

The Division of Highway Traffic Safety assists county, municipal and law enforcement agencies with education, public awareness and enforcement of the bicycle helmet law and other bicycle safety issues.

Each year, bicyclists are killed or injured in New Jersey due to bicycle crashes. Many bicycle deaths result from bicycle-motor vehicle collisions. However, injuries can happen anywhere, including parks, bike paths and driveways, and often do not involve motor vehicles.

Head injury is the most serious injury type and the most common cause of death among bicyclists. The most severe injuries are those to the brain that cause permanent damage

Front Beach Restrictions coming soon:

As the result of an agreement the city entered into with the state and federal government, there will be NO DOGS, Vehicles or KITES allowed on the FRONT BEACH from Bramble Drive to Sandy Lane. Once it is approved by resolution, it will be strictly enforced. The effective time frame is March 15th to September 30th each year.

Revere Blvd Violations:

Police have received numerous reports of speeding and stop sign violations on Revere Blvd, due to the increased in traffic from the construction of Bayshore Ave. Officers are assigned to monitor the area on a random basis and will be strictly enforcing all speed and traffic laws. This is your warning, slow down and obey the Stop Signs.

Lafayette Blvd Speeding:

Multiple complaints have come in regarding speeders along Lafayette Blvd. Much like Revere Boulevard, officers will be randomly running radar speed checks. This is your warning, slow down and obey the 25mph Speed Limit!


We ask for your continued vigilance and remind our residents to keep your vehicles locked!

All persons listed are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

As a reminder, anyone with information on a crime or wishing to report a crime can anonymously contact the Brigantine Police Department 609-266-7414 or Atlantic County Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-800-658-8477

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