Detective Commander: Lt. Paul Giardino
The Montclair State University Police Department detective bureau is staffed by specially trained officers who are responsible for the investigation of all criminal acts reported to the University Police. The detectives conduct follow up investigations in an effort to detect and apprehend criminal offenders. In addition to their investigative duties, detectives maintain property and evidence, monitor the TIPS hotline, provide crisis intervention, support victims with legal and medical matters, and provide a link to the many services offered by the University Police Department.
Detectives are trained and educate the Montclair State community in many areas including the following: victim assistance, crime scene processing and management, domestic violence, fingerprint identification and processing, sexual assault response team, gang awareness, bias crime investigation, evidence management, and alcohol and drug identification.
The Detective Bureau is located in the police sub-station in the Village at Little Falls, Abbott and Costello Center.
A detective is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.