Police Department

Chief of Police

Thomas J. Strumolo


Mission Statement

The Nutley Township Police Department will commit its resources in partnership with the community to promote a safe and secure environment, free from crime and the fear of crime, to maintain order and provide for the safe and expeditious flow of traffic while practicing our core values of integrity, respect and service.

Integrity is the hallmark of the Nutley Township Police Department. We are committed to the highest performance standards, ethical conduct and truthfulness in all relationships. We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and take pride in a professional level of service to all.

We treat all persons in a dignified and courteous manner and exhibit understanding of ethnic and cultural diversity both in our professional and personal endeavors. We guarantee to uphold the principles and values embodied in the Constitution of the United States and the State of New Jersey.

We believe that every member of our team has valuable skills that will contribute to our combined success. Utilizing these skills we will enhance the quality of life for our citizenry through a concerted effort, adopting a pro-active approach to policing.

We treat all people impartially with consideration and compassion. We are equally responsive to our employees and the community we serve.

Police—School Partnership


Junior Police Academy

Coordinated program for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who learn the principals of law enforcement.


Safety Committee

Created in response to community concerns regarding resident safety measures.


Drug Summit Initiative

A joint effort between the Department of Public Safety and the Board of Education to address and identify drug issues present in the High and Junior High schools.


Gang Awareness Committee

Members of the Department of Public Safety and the Board of Education convene to discuss preventative efforts to curtail gang infiltration in the township.


Neighborhood Watch

Residents assigned to "watch" their neighborhoods. Meeting held periodically to discuss crime trends and behavior.


Home Security Surveys

Police personnel provide security analysis of homes and apartments.


Domestic Violence Intervention Team

A group of trained individuals who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist domestic abuse victims.


Fingerprint Program for Teachers, Government Employees, and Coaches

Fingerprinting is provided to those individuals in need of this service for any governmental position, coaches and any other individual in need of official fingerprinting services.


Child Car Seat Safety

Program designed to help parents install car seats safely in cars. Residents come to police station where they are instructed by a trained police officer on the correct and safe installation of a car seat.


Police S.L.E.O. Program

Trained paid and volunteer officers provide traffic control for church services as well as assist in traffic and crowd control for all township events.


Immigration & Customs Enforcment Victim Notification Program




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