Saturday, October 19,2019 07:49 AM
Capt. Christopher Gialanella
Commanding Officer
Christopher Gialanella
Lieutenant Richard Casale
Executive Officer
Richard Casale

Duties & Responsibilities

This Division is responsible for providing highly trained, specialized response services for the Division. This Division is also responsible for maintaining the Emergency Operations Manual. The Special Operations Division is responsible for the following organizational components:

  • Emergency Services Unit -This Section provides specialized equipment and services to the Division. Part of the Section consists of a specially trained tactical team which is deployed for high- risk incidents including barricaded persons, armed individuals, and other tactical incidents. The Section also provides bomb technicians for explosive ordnance investigations and disposal.
  • Aviation Unit - This Unit provides helicopter patrols over the City and aids officers by providing surveillance during events and searches.
  • Marine Unit - This Unit enables the Division to patrol and conduct search and rescue operations in and around the waterways surrounding the City.


Special Operations Division

472 Orange Street
Newark, NJ 07107
(973) 733-6050