The Violent & Organized Crime Control North Bureau is charged with collecting, extracting, summarizing, analyzing and disseminating criminal intelligence data gathered from a variety of sources within the northern region of the State. Processing this data is critical to the Division's strategic assault on crime within New Jersey. The Bureau also provides the Superintendent and Attorney General with the information necessary to combat organized criminal groups and terrorists that could threaten the security of the State and Nation.
The mission of the Violent & Organized Crime Control North Bureau is to diminish and control the capacity of criminal organizations to influence New Jersey's society, economy, and government.
The Bureau seeks to accomplish this mission by continually monitoring the activities of significant criminal groups operating in the northern region of the State. The primary function of the Violent & Organized Crime Control North Bureau is to inform the Superintendent of significant organized criminal activity occurring in northern New Jersey, and to develop criminal cases. Collection of intelligence and law enforcement is performed by the Trafficking North Unit, Gangs & Organized Crime North Unit, Crime Suppression North Unit and the Interstate Theft North Unit.
Information concerning activities of criminal groups is obtained through various means and sources of information. Intelligence data is gathered, analyzed, and forwarded to Bureau Command for further dissemination to the Superintendent, Investigations Branch, and other law enforcement agencies.
Through these means, the Violent & Organized Crime Control North Bureau monitors and investigates activity of identified street gangs, trafficking operations, weapons trafficking and narcotics distribution in the State, and regularly develops information which results in the initiation of major organized crime investigations. The Bureau also monitors and investigates the activities of non-traditional crime groups present in northern New Jersey.
The Violent & Organized Crime Control North Bureau is made up of the following Units: