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Police Department

Darren Dachisen, Chief of Police
(973) 593-3000
(973) 593-3024
62 Kings Road
Madison, NJ 07940 (map)

Investigation Division

Investigation Division

The Madison Police Dept’s. Investigative Division operates at a full strength of five detectives. The detective bureau is responsible for following up on information reported to the patrol division. All information is processed and organized by a Detective who will be responsible for that case to its conclusion.

The Det. Bureau responds to crime scenes where the scene is protected, processed and photographed. The Detectives will collect evidence and prepare it for further analysis. Latent fingerprints, shoe and boot marks, as well as vehicle tire marks are preserved for further analysis or court. On larger or more complex crime scenes, the Madison Detective Bureau works in conjunction with the Morris County Sheriff’s Dept. and Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.

The Detective Bureau is also tasked with courtroom preparation of each case that comes into the agency.

All detectives receive specialized training in evidence handling, interviewing techniques, as well as crime scene preservation and photography. Although all Detectives are cross-trained in as many areas as possible, certain cases are assigned to detectives who have advanced or specialized training.

Madison’s Detective bureau consists of:

Det. Lieutenant Dennis Lam (Division Commander)  973-593-3012

Det. Paul Kosakowski 973-593-3007

Det. Edward Mitchko (Juvenile Officer) 973-593-3076

Det. Ken Shannon  973-593-3004