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Join us for Coffee With a Cop!

Please join us for a Community Policing Event on Saturday, May 18, 2024 - 10AM to 12PM
Location: Middlesex Elks BPOE #1488
545 Bound Brook Road, Middlesex, NJ 08846

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Pops With Cops!

Please join us for Ice Pops and Snacks
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 2PM to 4PM
Location: Police Headquarters
1101 Mountain Avenue, Middlesex, NJ 08846

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News Release

Keep up to date with the latest police news in Middlesex Borough. Highlighted in each publication are some of the most noteworthy charges from police investigations. As a reminder, we are required by the Rules of Court to state that the charges are merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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Keep you up-to-date with relevant information from your local public safety departments & schools. Receive alerts on your cell phone via text message or sent to your email address for severe weather, criminal activities, severe traffic, missing persons, and local events.

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Be sure to “Like” The Middlesex Borough Police Department's Facebook Page for the latest news, information, crime prevention tips, and ways to can get involved. We encourage users to share our page and posts, our stories and pictures, participate in the events and programs we list, and leave comments and feedback.

Firearms - Civilian Carry Protocols

The NJ Attorney General has issued updated Civilian Carry and Range Assessment protocols (CCARE).

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In May 1913, Middlesex Borough separated itself from Piscataway to form its own municipality. The first police force was comprised of five Marshalls, each of whom was in charge of a section of town: the East Bound Brook district, Beechwood Heights district, Green Brook district, Lincoln district, and the remainder of the borough. On January 21, 1921, two Marshalls, Gurdon Fuller and William Fellows, were appointed to serve as constables. In 1933, the Borough Council enacted an ordinance to further establish the police department, and Fellows was appointed as the first Chief of Police and Fuller was appointed as Captain.

During the next few years, the Borough Council changed the internal operations of the police department twice, bringing about the establishment of the department in 1939. On February 1, 1939, the governing body of Middlesex Borough established a full-time, paid police department. On February 16, 1939, Gurdon Fuller was appointed as the first Police Chief under the newly established department. Chief Fuller served in that capacity until his retirement in 1963, a law enforcement career spanning more than 42 years. He was succeeded by Chief Andrew Simpf, who served with the police department from 1941 to 1981. Sylvester Conrad, who was appointed to the police department on February 2, 1962, rose to the rank of Police Chief and served until his retirement in January 1992. Selected as the fourth Police Chief, James Benson’s career began in 1972, culminating in his appointment to Chief in 1992, and retirement after 18 years in that position in May, 2010. Chief Craig Young began his law enforcement career in Middlesex Borough in 1984. Chief Young retired after five years as Chief of Police in July 2015. Currently, the department is under the command of the sixth Chief of Police, Matthew P. Geist, who began his career in 1993.

Between 1939 and today, sixty police officers have retired from service to the Borough of Middlesex, many of whom served at various levels of supervision and assignment. Many others began a career in Middlesex but followed other paths prior to a police retirement. We recognize all of the officers who took the Oath of Office to serve the citizens of Middlesex Borough. As we acknowledge and celebrate our 85th Anniversary, we will continue to maintain the highest standards and the longstanding traditions of the Middlesex Borough Police Department.

Firearm Applications

Middlesex Borough residents can apply online for a Firearms Identification Card and or Handgun Purchase Permit

Report Incident Online

Report certain non-emergent incidents online as well as alert the police department when your home will be unoccupied for more than 48 hours

Records Request

Make a records request online for incident reports, accident reports, and other police records

Important Phone Numbers

Check out our list of important phone numbers for traffic advisories, school closings, community policing, and our department tip line

Mission Statement

The purpose of our Mission Statement is to insure that members of the Middlesex Borough Police Department perform in a consistent, professional manner


Your feedback helps us improve our services and gives us the opportunity to address any issues

A Message From Chief Matthew P. Geist

The mission of the Middlesex Police Department is to safeguard life and property, to preserve the peace, to enforce the law fairly and impartially, and to serve the public with honesty, integrity and professionalism.


Chief Matthew P. Geist

1101 Mountain Avenue, Middlesex, NJ 08846

732-356-1900 (P) / 732-356-7218 (F) 

Emergency: 9-1-1

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