Borough of Highlands, NJ
  40.40422oN by 73.990674oW



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27 Shore Drive Highlands, NJ 07732  Directions

Chief Robert Burton

Chief's Message

Welcome to the Highlands Police Department website. As Chief of Police I am honored to work alongside our dedicated officers and civilian personnel to ensure that both residents and visitors have a safe place to live, work, and play. We provide municipal policing services to our approximately 5,000 residents and our success comes from the strong partnership we have built with the community.

Public safety is our top priority, and the men and women of the Highlands Police Department strive to provide exceptional services while maintaining a high level of integrity. Our officers are highly motivated, well trained professionals who work diligently to keep Highlands safe and enjoyable. 

I am extremely proud of our department and all its members and I hope you enjoy visiting our website. Your input and suggestions are appreciated as they can help improve the services provided to the community.       


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Department Vision Statement

The Department strives to enhance the quality of life in the community by working in partnership with citizens to protect life and property, maintain order, understand and serve community needs and enforce the law in a manner consistent with legislation and community values.

In the fulfillment of its vision, the Highlands Police Department seeks to achieve a reputation that surpasses the expectations of the community.  The Department strives to be a leader in the professional delivery of police services through the pursuit of innovative service delivery strategies.

Department Mission Statement

The Highlands Police Department is dedicated to promoting and maintaining an atmosphere of safety within our community, through highly skilled employees, dedicated to the protection of constitutional guarantees, maintenance of order, and safeguarding life and property. We shall work closely together with the residents of Highlands employing strategies that help solve the problems of crime, the fear of crime, physical and social disorders and neighborhood decay through impartial and courteous law enforcement with integrity and professionalism.