The Administrative Division maintains responsibility for the coordination and daily oversight of the Department of Public Safety's budget. The Administrative Division also oversees the operation of the following functions:
- Police Records Bureau
- Departmental computer operations
- Purchasing, payroll, and quasi duty administration
- Alarm ordinance enforcement
- Operations of the East Brunswick Police Training Facility
- Operations of the Departmental Training Officer and coordination of all Departmental Training
- Operations of the East Brunswick Police Community Policing Unit
- Recruitment and hiring of all sworn and civilian employees for the Department of Public Safety
- Coordination of Pre-Employment background investigations of potential employees
The Administrative Division is also responsible for the coordination of the college internship program whereby students enrolled as Criminal Justice majors at approved colleges or universities are selected to spend time and work with the East Brunswick Police Department. The interns are assigned to varying functions within the agency and will have a better understanding of the many diverse aspects of law enforcement.
Administrative Division Commander: Thomas Kienle
Captain Thomas Kienle is a lifelong resident of East Brunswick Township where he currently resides with his wife and three children. He graduated from Saint Joseph’s High School in Metuchen in 1996. He went on to graduate from Rutgers University in 2001 earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice. He also graduated from Seton Hall University’s College of Education in 2012 earning a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Training and Development.
Captain Thomas Kienle began his law enforcement career in May of 2000 as a Class II Special Police Officer with the East Brunswick Police Department. In July of 2000 he was hired and began serving as a Patrolman with the Rutgers University Police Department. In December of 2002 he was hired and began serving as a Patrolman with the East Brunswick Police Department. After completing 5 years with the Patrol Section, he was selected for a transfer to the Special Operations Section in January of 2008. Captain Kienle received advanced training and certifications in accident investigation & reconstruction. In May of 2014 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was reassigned to the Patrol Section to serve as a Road Supervisor. In September of 2018 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and served as a Station Commander in the Patrol Section. In August of 2019 he was transferred to the Special Operations Section and served as the Section Commander. Captain Kienle has successfully completed numerous supervisory courses including a Penn State University course for Leadership and Command.
During his career, Captain Kienle has been the recipient of several Unit Citations, Letter of Commendation, and a Life-Saving Award. In 2018 he was also the recipient of the Knights of Columbus Community Outreach Award. He is a dedicated and conscientious police officer, who has earned the respect of his peers as well as the officers he supervises. Upon this promotion, Captain Kienle will be assigned to the Administrative Division to serve as a Division Commander.