The Patrol Division of the Mount Ephraim Police Department consists of fourteen uniformed officers; two Patrol Sergeants, eight full time Patrol Officers, and four part time Class II Special Officers. The Sergeant's primary responsibility is to supervise the patrol officers under their command as well as participate in patrol activities. The primary responsibility of the Patrol Division is to patrol the streets of Mount Ephraim to create and maintain a feeling of security in the community. At the most basic level, this is accomplished by identifying and apprehending criminal offenders, responding to a wide variety of citizen calls for assistance, and enforcing traffic laws. In addition to basic law enforcement duties, Mount Ephraim police officers engage in a wide range of activities aimed at making Mount Ephraim a safe and enjoyable place to live. Our Class II SLEO program allows us to put more of our resources where they are needed most, without drastically increasing the operating costs of the Department or neglecting any other responsibilities we have to the residents of the Borough. We currently have three officers assigned to the multi-jurisdictional Zone 5 Critical Incident Team (SWAT), two officers that take part in the DARE program, one officer that is assigned as a School Resource Officer as well as many other programs and shared services that our officers are involved in above and beyond their normal duties, in order to help maintain services without exceptional increases in cost.
The Detective Sergeant is responsible for investigating a broad range of crimes, mostly indictable offenses. A majority of these crimes are those that require specific knowledge, skills, and abilities. Our Detective is well trained and equipped and is constantly involved in networking and information sharing with local, county and state law enforcement agencies to ensure efficient and effective operation. Other duties that fall under the auspices of the Detective Division are; maintaining crime statistics, maintaining all evidence, conducting license inspections, and other duties as assigned by Administration. The Detective Division is supervised by the Captain, who also supervises drug investigations conducted by the Patrol Division.
The Administration Division of the Mount Ephraim, Police Department consists of three employees; the Chief of Police, the Captain of Police, and the Administrative Secretary. It is the function of the Administrative Division to plan, direct, coordinate, control and staff all activities of the Department. It is also responsible for the Department's continued and efficient operation, for the enforcement of rules and regulations, and for completion and forwarding of such reports as may be required. The Administrative Division is also responsible for its relations with local citizens, local government and other related agencies.