Support Division

Deputy Chief Michelle Pilch
Support Division Commander
(732) 562-2350
mpilch@piscatawaynj.org

The Support Division houses the following sections:

Community Policing Section
The Community Policing Section’s mission is to promote a partnership between the community and the police. Community Policing works hand-in-hand with the Piscataway Township Board of Education by having School Resource Officers. A detective is assigned to the high school and two (2) detectives share duties within the three (3) middle schools. With the cooperation of the schools, we also administer the local L.E.A.D.S. program. Through these and other programs, we encourage community involvement to address the causes of crime, the fear of crime, and quality of life issues within the Township. The Community Policing Section is also responsible for investigating quality of life complaints, crime prevention, Alcoholic Beverage Control licensing, and act as liaisons to our Neighborhood Watch Groups.

Lt. Thomas Abode
(732) 562-2351
tabode@piscatawaynj.org

Det. Calvin Laughlin
(732) 562-2349
claughlin@piscatawaynj.org

Det. Tishun Myers
(732) 562-2358
tmyers@piscatawaynj.org

General Investigations Section
The General Investigation Section is responsible for conducting investigations for crimes that are committed within the boundaries of the Township.  The incidents range from minor disorderly conduct offenses to major criminal investigations.  These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, managing a number of cases at one time, developing leads, recovering stolen property, tracking and arresting suspects.  The Detectives also assist victims to navigate the criminal justice system from the reporting the crime through trial.  The Identification Officer is assigned to this section and is responsible for the storage of and preservation of evidence, fingerprinting and firearms applications.

The General Investigations Section also includes the Vice/Narcotics Unit which is responsible for investigations involving vice and drug related offenses within the Township.  It is its responsibility to gather intelligence, identify, and eradicate illegal vice and drug activity in the Township.

Lt. Christian Young
(732) 562-6564
cyoung@piscatawaynj.org

Sgt. Kyle Weaver
(732) 562-2318
kweaver@piscatawaynj.org

Planning & Logistics Section
The Planning & Logistics Section supports the police department’s overall mission by providing members with well-maintained equipment, along with auxiliary services that may assist in the delivery of the highest quality police services. With today’s ever growing technological advances, the service section’s primary responsibility includes implementing and maintaining all of the computer systems, equipment in police headquarters and in the police vehicles. These include NJCJIS/NCIC, Records Management System, Mobile Data Terminals, in-house networking, exchange server management and radio system management.

In addition, the section is also responsible for fleet management; weapons, equipment, supply, inventory control and management of extra duty details for police officers.

This section also is responsible for our Special Law Enforcement Class I & II Officers.

Lt. Raymond Pilch
(732) 562-2366
rpilch@piscatawaynj.org

Records Section
The Records Section is responsible for maintaining all official police reports and documents. Both incident and motor vehicle accident reports are now maintained in the department’s computerized record keeping system. Reports are available in person for a nominal fee. Effective July 8, 2002 and in accordance with N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1:

  • Investigative reports are not public information. Incident verifications for insurance purposes can be issued.
  • Arrest information can be released under certain criteria.
  • Most accident reports are public information.
  • Defendants charged with a crime or offense may request Discovery through the Municipal Prosecutor under Court Rules.
  • Domestic Violence Reports & Information and reports involving juveniles must be requested through the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
For more information on what is available to the public under the Open Public Records Act (OPRA), please click here.

Ms. Heather Eodice
Office Manager
(732) 529-2521
heodice@piscatawaynj.org

Special Victims Unit
The Special Victims Unit (SVU) is responsible for the investigation of crimes involving the juvenile population, either as a victim or as a suspect, and any vulnerable adult. SVU is also responsible for the investigation of missing persons / runaways, domestic violence incidents, sexual assaults and other sex-related crimes. These Detectives are specially trained to deal with sensitive issues that arise from victims of domestic violence and sex related crimes. Incidents involving missing persons and juveniles are given particular importance due to the vulnerability of the victims. 

The School Resource Officers (SRO) work under the supervision of this unit, in conjunction with the Community Policing Section. 

Det. Michael Tighe
(732) 562-2371
mtighe@piscatawaynj.org

As part of juvenile justice reform in New Jersey, the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office encourages any resident in need of communicating with the Piscataway Township Police Department regarding a juvenile to contact its Juvenile Liaison Officer:

Sgt. Shawn Rapach
(732) 562-2371
srapach@piscatawaynj.org

Training Section
The Training Section is responsible for providing high quality education and training for all of our police officers. Officers receive annual training in the use of force, motor vehicle pursuit, and domestic violence response, blood borne pathogens, cell block management, and the use of OC spray.  In addition, officers are sent to a wide variety of in-service courses that are offered at the local police academies.

The Training Section is also responsible for training our officers in the proper use of any new equipment that is issued and any changes or updates to our computer systems, and also for overseeing the semi-annual firearms qualifications.

Sgt. Thomas Abode
(732) 562-2351
tabode@piscatawaynj.org