Operations Division Commander
The Operations Division is composed of two bureaus headed by Captain Jason Siitonen. The two bureaus within the Operations Division are the Patrol Bureau and Investigative Bureau. These two Bureaus account for most of the police service directly provided to the community on a daily basis.
The Patrol Bureau as in any police agency is the backbone of our service. Officers assigned to this Bureau respond to dispatched calls through the 911 system, and through our Intelligence Lead Policing Function they direct their patrol efforts at reducing the incidents of disorder and crime. The Patrol Bureau is comprised of four Platoons of officers with a two supplemental patrol squads that provide an increase number of available police officers during the time identified as our highest need for officers based on work analysis. Each Platoon is comprised of two squads of officers each headed by a Sergeant. These officers provide round the clock police service to the Township of Evesham in a committed and effective manner.
The Investigative Bureau has a squad of detectives who are responsible for the criminal investigation of all crime that occurs within Evesham Township; their function also involves the proactive enforcement of the State’s Drug Laws. These detectives are highly trained, skilled and experienced in many advanced aspects of criminal investigation. The agency’s criminal intelligence and school resources officers are also assigned to the Investigative Bureau. The criminal intelligence unit conducts analysis of crime, traffic and police demand converting this raw data into useable intelligence products that are used by the command staff in the deployment of police services throughout the Township. The school resource officers are assigned to Cherokee High School and they provide police presence and enforcement at the school to provide a safe environment for the school community.
Captain Jason Siitonen began his law enforcement career in 1997, serving with the following agencies: Sea Isle City Police, Gibbsboro Police, Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Phoenix (AZ) Police Department. Captain Siitonen joined the Evesham Police Department in 2003, and has served in the following capacities: Patrol Officer, Detective, Intelligence Analyst, Patrol Sergeant, and Proactive Patrol Unit Supervisor, Patrol Bureau Commander, Professional Standards Bureau Commander, and is currently the Operations Division Commander. Captain Siitonen attended LaSalle University and Rowan University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law/Justice. Professionally, Captain Siitonen is a graduate of the NJSACOP Command and Leadership Academy, is recognized as an Accredited Command Executive by the New Jersey State Chiefs of Police Association, and most recently graduated from the 28th session of the Mid-Atlantic Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar at Princeton University. Please feel free to contact Captain Siitonen at