Acting Chief of Police Adam Tilger Sworn in as New Chief of Police

On March 21, 2022, Acting Chief of Police Adam Tilger was sworn in as the new Chief of Police after the retirement of Chief Jesse DeSanto on December 31, 2021.

Chief Tilger is a 23-year veteran of Law Enforcement and began his career with the Burlington County Sheriff’s Office in 1999. In 2001, he was hired by the Beverly City Police Department and he served in the town he grew up in until 2004. In September of 2004, he was hired by the Delanco Township Police Department.

While working in Delanco, Chief Tilger has worked in every facet of the agency while rising through the ranks to include the Investigative; Operational; and Administrative Divisions. Chief Tilger has also commanded the Investigative Division; Patrol Division; Firearms Unit; and the Internal Affairs Bureau.

During Chief Tilger’s tenure with the agency, he has received numerous awards to include: Two Valor Awards; a Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Post 3020 Ken Johnston Jr. Memorial Outstanding Lawman of the Year Award; an ASIS Investigations Award; and numerous internal commendations.

Chief Tilger holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies from Rowan University and is a 2017 Graduate of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Command & Leadership Academy.

Chief Tilger will oversee a department of 15 employees both sworn and civilian as it continues to provide exceptional community orientated service to Delanco Township residents; businesses; and visitors.

Police Online Reporting Form

In an effort to help reduce the spread of COVID by eliminating the need to come to the Police Department in person, we are offering an Online Reporting Form for minor, non-emergency incidents that occurred within Delanco Township.

If the incident you wish to report is an EMERGENCY, a crime in progress, or involves any type of injury, please do not submit the report online and DIAL 9-1-1. The loss or theft of prescription medication, narcotic or otherwise CANNOT be reported online. For any non-emergency incident that requires a police officer to respond, dial the police non-emergency number (856)-461-1515.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT FORMS ARE NOT MONITORED 24/7. You will receive a response ASAP after form is received.

Before you proceed, you should be aware that it is a crime to make a false police report and all instances of false reports will be prosecuted. This online reporting system is only to be used to report a limited set of criminal incidents with very specific criteria, listed below:

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF-Past tense vandalism, graffiti.

HARASSMENT-(NOT INVOLVING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RELATED ISSUES) Harassing phone calls or other repeated acts causing annoyance or alarm.

IDENTITY THEFT-Unauthorized use of personal information to obtain credit cards, goods or services.

LOST PROPERTY-Property that is missing or lost.

PROPERTY DAMAGE-Damage to property requiring a report for insurance, such as damage from a storm or damage from a contractor.

LOCAL ORDINANCE VIOLATIONS-Barking dog, noise, weeds and debris, etc.

Click here for the Police Online Reporting Form.

Employment Opportunity: Substitute Crossing Guard Needed

The Delanco Police Department is accepting applications for the position of a Full Time & Substitute School Crossing Guard.

Click here for flyer.

Click here for the Application. Once you have printed and completed the application, please drop it off at the Delanco Police Department, Monday through Thursday 8:30AM -4:00PM & Friday 8:30AM -12:30PM. Applicants must be 18 years old or older; successfully complete a background investigation and complete a physical exam.

Delanco is an EOE

Anonymous Tips

Click here to submit an Anonymous Tip online.  This link is an alternative means by which individuals can relay valuable information in an anonymous manner to the Delanco Township Police Department. Your identity will not be disclosed when you submit the information.

Cops Care Program

Delanco Residents & Businesses can help brighten this holiday season for the children of Delanco Township by supporting the Delanco Township Police Department COPS CARE PROGRAM. Click here for more information. 

Volunteer to Help End Domestic Violence

The Domestic Violence Response Team is looking for volunteers who will work with Providence House, Domestic Violence Services and local police departments to help people who experience domestic violence by empowering and advocating for survivors.  Click here for more information.

Internal Affairs

The Delanco Police Department is committed to providing law enforcement services that are fair, effective, and impartially applied. It is in the best interests of everyone that your complaint about the performance of an individual officer is resolved fairly and promptly. The Police Department has formal procedures for investigating your complaint. These procedures are designed to ensure fairness and protect the rights of both citizens and law enforcement officers. If you would like to make a complaint, please click here: Internal Affairs link

Medicine Drop Box

The Delanco Township Police Department announces they have joined the New Jersey Attorney General's "Project Medicine Drop" initiative, and has installed a Project Medicine Drop box at the lobby of police headquarters, located at 770 Coopertown Road. This announcement makes it easier and more convenient than ever for Delanco Township residents to take an active role in the fight against the nationwide epidemic of opiate and heroin abuse, which often is fueled by the abuse of prescription pain killers.

Residents may visit the Delanco Police Department at any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to dispose of their expired or unused medications. If you visit outside of normal business hours for the Municipal building--Monday through Thursday, 8:30AM to 4:00PM and Friday 8:30AM to 12:30PM--please use the telephone or doorbell located on the Police Department side of the building for entrance.

Project Medicine drop is a natural addition to our commitment to help improve the public safety and quality of life in Delanco Township.  It will encourage our residents to be fully aware of the potential for abuse by these prescription medications and provide them with the proper way of disposing of unwanted or expired prescription medications.

Click here for the Delanco Police Department Press Release; click here for Informational Flier.


Standard Operating Procedures

U and T Visa Applications

Law Enforcement Drug Testing Policy

Early Warning & Intervention System


Internet Purchase Safe Exchange Zone

The Delanco Police Department has established an Internet Purchase Safe Exchange Zone, two clearly marked parking spaces in the Delanco Township parking lot at 770 Coopertown Road with a designated security camera.

Click here for more information including safety tips.


What is Bias Crime?

Click here to learn more including how to report a bias incident.


Annual Major Discipline Report

Annual Major Discipline Reporting Form- June 15, 2020 to December 31, 2020

Annual Major Discipline Reporting Form - January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021

Annual Major Discipline Reporting Form - January 1, 2022 to December 21, 2022


Burlington County Prosecutor's Office 

2016 Professional Standards Summary Report

2017 Professional Standards Summary Report

2018 Professional Standards Summary Report

2019 Professional Standards Summary Report

2021 Professional Standards Summary Report


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