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Firearms Unit

Supervisor – Sergeant Taylor Holba #92

Sgt. Taylor Holba began his law enforcement career in 2008 at the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department.  In 2012 he became a member of the Burlington Township Police Department.  Prior to his career in law enforcement, Sgt. Holba was a Sergeant in the NJ Air National Guard (2001-2013).  Sgt. Holba was assigned to the Patrol Bureau from 2012 to 2019.  During that time, he was a member of the Traffic Safety Unit and Adopt a Cop Program as well as a Field Training Officer.  In 2019, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and is currently Patrol Bureau Squad 3 Supervisor.  In addition to his patrol duties, Sgt. Holba is a Firearms Instructor and supervises the Firearms Unit.  Sgt. Holba is also the Vice-President of Burlington Township FOP Lodge 84.

Overview

The Firearms Unit is comprised of 1 Patrol Sergeant, 4 Patrol Officers and 1 Detective.  The members of the unit are all certified Firearms Instructors for Handguns, Shotguns and Patrol Rifles.  The unit is tasked with training and qualifying all members of the department biannually in each of the weapons.  Two members of the Firearms Unit are also the department's certified armorers.  They are responsible for maintenance and repairs on the department issued weapons.

Training & Duty Weapons

Officers are trained and qualified to carry the Sig Sauer P229 handgun (.40 cal), Sig Sauer MCX Rifle (.223cal) and Benelli M-4 shotgun(12ga). All departmentally owned Sig Sauer P229 handguns are thoroughly inspected and cleaned by a departmental armorer once a year. In addition, all officers are responsible for field stripping and cleaning their assigned Sig Sauer P229 handguns after every use. The Sig Sauer MCX rifles and Benelli M-4 shotguns are inspected and cleaned by a department armorer after every range qualification or once a year if not used during range qualifications.

Training is conducted semi-annually in accordance with the Attorney General’s Semi-Annual Firearms Qualification and Requalification Standards. In addition to the mandatory training, proficiency and skill building drills are conducted on range qualification days.

Contact Us

For questions related to the Firearms Unit, please contact Sgt. Holba via email at tholba92@burltwppd.com.

Unit Members

               

BTPD Firearms Unit (taken July 2021), Instructors pictured left to right: P/O Robert Fenimore #79, P/O David Long #77, Det. Ruben Ortiz-Cruz #95, Sgt. Taylor Holba #92, P/O Anthony Senni #102, and P/O Jarrod Broadway #98 (now retired).