Administrative Division Commander –
Lt. Arthur Gittens #74
Lt. Arthur Gittens has been a police officer since 2002. He is a graduate of Burlington Township High School, Class of 1993. Prior to becoming a police officer, he worked for Burlington Township Public Works and was a volunteer firefighter for Independent Fire Co. Station #301. Lt. Gittens worked in the Patrol Bureau until 2012. During this time, he served on the Traffic Safety Unit, Adopt-a-Cop program, and as a Field Training Officer. In 2012, he was assigned as a School Resource Officer (SRO). Lt. Gittens was a SRO in the Burlington Township Middle School for 3 years. In 2015, Lt. Gittens was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and returned to the Patrol Bureau as a squad supervisor. In 2016, he was assigned as an administrative Sergeant in charge of the Community Resource Bureau (CRB). As the CRB supervisor, Lt. Gittens oversaw the Community Resource Officer (CRO), School Resource Officers (SROs), Special Police Officers (SLEOs), and Volunteers in Police Service. In July 2022, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. During his time off, Lt. Gittens enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Lt. Gittens is currently assigned as the Administrative Division Commander. He currently oversees the Records Bureau, Internal Affairs, and Support Services.
Lt. John Bird #84
Lt. Bird was
hired by Burlington Township Police Department in 2006, as a Patrol
Officer. During this time, he was a
member of the Traffic Safety Unit, Community Resource Unit, Bicycle Patrol Unit,
Adopt-A-Cop, Field Training Officer, and Radar Instructor. In 2014, Lt. Bird was assigned to the Investigative
Bureau where he worked as a Detective. In
addition, Lt. Bird was selected as Officer of the Year for 2014. Lt. Bird was promoted to the rank of Sergeant
in 2016, and returned to the Patrol Bureau as a Patrol Sergeant. In 2019, Lt.
Bird was assigned to the Professional Standards Bureau. In August 2021, he was
promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. He is currently assigned as the Operations Division
Commander. The Operations Division is comprised of the Patrol Bureau, Investigations Bureau, and Community Resource Bureau. Lt. Bird is currently the most senior sworn officer for the department.
Professional Standards Division Commander – Lt. Taylor Holba #92
Lt. Taylor Holba began his law enforcement career in 2008 at the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department. In 2012 he became a member of the Burlington Township Police Department. Prior to his career in law enforcement, Lt. Holba was a Sergeant in the NJ Air National Guard (2001-2013). Lt. Holba was assigned to the Patrol Bureau from 2012 to 2019. During that time, he was a member of the Traffic Safety Unit and Adopt a Cop Program as well as a Field Training Officer. In 2019, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and served as a supervisor for 3 years in the Patrol Bureau prior to his assignment to the Professional Standards Bureau. In July 2023, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. The Professional Standards Bureau was reorganized as a Division and Lt. Holba was given command. Lt. Holba is also a Firearms Instructor and supervises the Firearms Unit. Lt. Holba was formerly the President of Burlington Township FOP Lodge #84.
The Professional Standards Division is tasked with ensuring that all members of the police department perform their duties in accordance with all applicable statutes, guidelines, rules, regulations, policies, procedures and current industry standards. The Division is responsible for accreditation, planning and research, and training.