Newton Police Department - Newton, New Jersey

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Newton Police Department
39 Trinity Street
Newton, New Jersey 07860

Emergency: 9-1-1
Phone: 973-383-2525
Fax: 973-383-0090
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Operations Division


Lieutenant Robert Osborn

Operations Division Commander

Lt Robert Osborn

Lt. Osborn graduated from York College of Pennsylvania in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Shortly thereafter, he was hired by the Newton Police Department as a full-time police dispatcher. In December of 1990, he graduated from the Somerset County Police Academy where he was the recipient of the Chief Richard R. Ryan Physical Fitness Award for attaining the highest level of physical fitness during recruit training and the State of New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice Certificate of Merit Award for being the recruit who, in the opinion of class members, displayed those qualities of scholarship and leadership that are indicative of exceptional future professional performance in law enforcement. For the next decade, he worked in the Patrol Division while also serving as the Department's D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Officer before being assigned to the Detective Bureau in 2000. Lt. Osborn then became the Department's first SRO (School Resource Officer)/Juvenile Detective before being promoted to Patrol Sergeant in 2002. Subsequently, he advanced to the rank of Lieutenant in 2006. Lt. Osborn is a Field Training Officer, in addition to being Past-Treasurer of the Sussex County PBA Local 138.

Lt. Osborn's responsibilities include:
  • Supervision and Scheduling of Patrol Division/Special Officers
  • Serves as Public Information Officer (PIO)
  • Supervision of Traffic Bureau
  • Serves as Open Public Records Act (OPRA) Police Records Custodian
  • Performs Accident Report Review
  • Domestic Violence
  • Supervision, Scheduling, and/or Performing Departmental Training
  • Manages Outside Employment Scheduling, Escrow Accounts and Related Records
  • Planning and Supervision of Special Events
  • Municipal and State Court Liaison
  • Supervision of Court Discovery Process
  • Manages Employee Performance Evaluation System
  • Warrants and Subpoenas
  • Internal Affairs
  • Required Reporting
  • Department Records Management

Lt. Osborn can be reached at (973) 383-2525 or .