has served with the Barnegat Police Department for over two decades. During that time he has served as the head of the Narcotics Unit, SWAT team commander, and Administrative Services Division Commander. He currently serves as the commander of the Patrol Division, Training Unit, and Community Policing Unit. In addition, he serves as the Accreditation Manager for CALEA accreditation, Media Relations Officer, and the Barnegat Township Emergency Management Deputy Coordinator.
In 2008, Keith successfully guided his agency to NJSACOP accreditation and in 2011 led the Barnegat Police Department to become the first agency in the history of Ocean County to achieve CALEA international law enforcement accreditation. Keith is a certified assessor for the NJSACOP state accreditation program and is also an EMAP (Emergency Management Accreditation Program) certified assessor.
As the Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator for Barnegat Township, Keith has served as Incident Commander for numerous large-scale incidents including multiple wildfires and hurricanes that required the evacuation and sheltering of thousands of residents.
Keith is a New Jersey Police Training Commission certified instructor and has instructed in the areas of Patrol Procedures, Report Writing, and Media Relations at the Ocean County Police Academy since 2000. He is a three-time winner of the Instructor of the Year Award—an honor awarded to an instructor selected by the academy recruits.
As a sought after public speaker in both the areas of emergency management and police operations, Keith has presented and instructed at local, state, and national level symposiums and conferences on topics ranging from media relations to cross-discipline emergency preparedness. Keith has been honored to have been invited to present at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, the Wildland Urban Interface Conference, and the Congressional Fire Services Institute Congressional Fire Caucus in Washington, DC.
To contact Keith Germain, please call our office at (732) 279-6657.