Professional Standards Bureau
Supervisor – 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 and assigned as the Administrative Division Commander.
The Professional Standards Bureau is tasked with ensuring that all members of the police department perform their duties in accordance with all applicable statutes, guidelines, rules, regulations, policies, procedures and current industry standards. The Bureau is responsible for accreditation, planning and research, training, and informational technology.
Lt. John Bird #84