SLEO Class III Police Officers are authorized to exercise full powers and duties similar to those of a permanent, regularly appointed fill-time police officer while providing security at a public or nonpublic school on the school premise during hours when the public or nonpublic school is normally in session or when it is occupied by public or nonpublic school students or teachers. SLEO III personnel are employees of the South Toms River Police Department and are subordinate to the Chief of Police and his/her designees. They are NOT school employees and not subject to the school’s chain of command, but should not refuse and reasonable request by a school official.
SLEO III personnel works in cooperation with school officials and with the school system’s security supervisor/administrator. They provide security at school activities and functions including, but not limited to:
School opening, student assembly, lunch, recess, school dismissal, after school activities, sports, and functions as necessary or requested.
The South Toms River Police Department currently employs one full-time SLEO Class III Police Officer, Ptl. Wray Burritt. Ptl. Burritt is a 22-year law enforcement veteran who most recently worked and retired from the Allenhurst (N.J.) Police Department. Ptl. Burritt brings a wealth of knowledge from the law enforcement field and also experience as a youth sports coach for approximately 9 years. He is CPR and AED certified and has approximately 11 years of past experience in the security field prior to his law enforcement career. He is a graduate of Toms River High School East and currently resides in Toms River, New Jersey.
Ptl. Wray Burritt