Police Department



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.

Community Partnerships and Programs

The Nutley Police Department is proud to offer a multitude of services to the community. These services include child seat checks, physical security surveys of your home and apartment, bicycle registration and inspections, vehicle lockouts, and more.

For full details on these programs, please visit our  Youth and Community Aid Bureau  .

Educational Programs 

Community and Career Programs 

Support Services 

Other Police Department Programs and 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.

To schedule, please contact the Police Desk at 973-284-4940 to arrange an appointment when an officer is available.

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.

Neighborhood Watch 

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

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.

Safety Committee 

Created in response to community concerns regarding resident safety measures.