POINT PLEASANT BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT
JOSEPH A. MICHIGAN, CHIEF OF POLICE
Point Pleasant Beach Humane Law Enforcement Officers are in charge of overseeing animal cruelty investigations within the Town. These investigations are taken seriously, as they often involve some of the most at-risk and helpless victims in the Town. Additionally, studies have repeatedly shown a strong correlation between offenders who commit animal cruelty offenses and offenders who commit acts of domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, and other violent offenses. To learn more about this correlation, please visit nationallinkcoalition.org.
Point Pleasant Beach Humane Law Enforcement Officers are responsible for enforcing animal welfare and animal cruelty laws of the State of N.J. under Title 4: Agriculture and Domestic Animals and N.J.S.A. 2C:33-31 and 32. They are trained to investigate and sign complaints concerning violations of animal cruelty. Furthermore, they work toward the detection, apprehension, and arrest of offenders against the animal welfare and cruelty laws of the State.
ANIMAL CRUELTY COMPLAINTS
If you would like to report Animal Cruelty, please contact the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department at (732) 892-0500. If you have any further questions in reference to animal cruelty investigations, you may also contact:
DET Andrew Meany x135
DET Derek O'Neill x170