Welcome to the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department Investigation Division Page. The Investigation Division includes the Detective Bureau, Juvenile Bureau, Records Bureau, and the Community Policing / Crime Prevention Bureau’s. Lt. Michael Colaneri Jr is the superior in charge of the Investigation Division.
The Detective Bureau is responsible to investigate all crimes and offenses that occur within the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights. These investigations include but are not limited to Homicides, Sexual Assaults, Armed Robbery, Arson, Aggravated Assaults, Domestic Violence, and others. Other responsibilities are the supervision of crime scenes, and the collection and maintenance of all evidence related to these crimes and offenses. The Detective Bureau also does back round investigations on all borough employees. Many investigations require working in cooperation with other law enforcement agencies such as the Bergen County Prosecutors Office, the F.B.I., and the N.J. State Police, and other local municipalities to name a few. One goal of the Detective Bureau is to gather intelligence on current crime trends in our area and pass this information along to patrol officers, citizens and local merchants so that precautions may be taken to avoid becoming a victim of these crimes. If a crime is committed in Hasbrouck Heights successful investigations lead to the arrest and prosecution of the individual who committed the crime. Currently assigned to the Detective Bureau are Det/Sgt Jeffrey Werner, Det John Behr, Det Joseph Armeli and Det Bradley Dusault.