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About Our Command Staff

Administrative Division Commander

Lt. Arthur Gittens #74

Lt. Arthur Gittens has been a police officer since 2002.  He is a graduate of Burlington Township High School, Class of 1993.  Prior to becoming a police officer, he worked for Burlington Township Public Works and was a volunteer firefighter for Independent Fire Co. Station #301.  Lt. Gittens worked in the Patrol Bureau until 2012.  During this time, he served on the Traffic Safety Unit, Adopt-a-Cop program, and as a Field Training Officer.  In 2012, he was assigned as a School Resource Officer (SRO).  Lt. Gittens was a SRO in the Burlington Township Middle School for 3 years.  In 2015, Lt. Gittens was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and returned to the Patrol Bureau as a squad supervisor.  In 2016, he was assigned as an administrative Sergeant in charge of the Community Resource Bureau (CRB).  As the CRB supervisor, Lt. Gittens oversaw the Community Resource Officer (CRO), School Resource Officers (SROs), Special Police Officers (SLEOs), and Volunteers in Police Service.  In July 2022, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.  During his time off, Lt. Gittens enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Lt. Gittens is currently assigned as the Administrative Division Commander. He currently oversees the Records Bureau, Community Resource Bureau, and Support Services.  Lt. Gittens may be contacted via email as


Operations Division Commander –

Lieutenant John Bird #84

Lt. Bird was hired by Burlington Township Police Department in 2006, as a Patrol Officer.  During this time, he was a member of the Traffic Safety Unit, Community Resource Unit, Bicycle Patrol Unit, Adopt-A-Cop, Field Training Officer, and Radar Instructor.  In 2014, Lt. Bird was assigned to the Investigative Bureau where he worked as a Detective.  In addition, Lt. Bird was selected as Officer of the Year for 2014.  Lt. Bird was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2016, and returned to the Patrol Bureau as a Patrol Sergeant. In 2019, Lt. Bird was assigned to the Professional Standards Bureau. In August 2021, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. He is currently assigned as the Operations Division Commander. The Operations Division is comprised of the Patrol Bureau and Investigations Bureau. Lt. Bird also oversees the Internal Affairs & Professional Standards Bureau.

Patrol Bureau

The Patrol Bureau consists of four (4) squads of officers on a rotating "Pitman Schedule" to provide 24-hour coverage to the Burlington Township community.  Each squad is comprised of 1 Patrol Sergeant (supervisor), approximately 6+ patrol officers, and 1 civilian Police Services Officer (PSO).

Investigations Bureau

The Investigations Bureau conducts investigations that are brought to the attention of the bureau through patrol officers' case reports and intelligence reports.  The Investigations Bureau is also responsible for conducting background investigations for firearms permits, ABC licensing, and employment.  The Investigations Bureau is comprised of 1 Detective Sergeant (supervisor), 4 Detectives, and 1 Evidence Clerk.

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