Police Department


Police Department
110 East Westfield Avenue
Roselle Park, NJ 07204
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: 908-245-2300
Record Room: 908-245-1100


Paul Morrison, Police Chief

Chief Paul Morrison, was sworn in command of the Roselle Park Police Department in 2007.
The Department is currently up to 34 sworn members, and is trained to address the needs and concerns of the Citizens of Roselle Park well into the future.

D.A.R.E. PROGRAM

The D.A.R.E. program begins with 5th grade students. It is a 10-week program in collaboration with law enforcement, schoold, parents, community and governmental agencies, provide leadership, guidence, direction and program materials to D.A.R.E. officers, parents and educators needed to deliver a comprehensive drug and violence prevention curriculum.

It teaches children to recognize and resist the direct and subtle pressures that influence them to experiment with alcohol, marijuana, tobacco and other drugs. Since a large percentage of crime is drug related, it is vital that we reach the children before it is too late. The D.A.R.E. program does not just tell kids to say "NO", it teaches them how to say "NO" by:

  • Providing the children with accurate information about the dangers of Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco
  • Teaching children ways to resist drugs and violence while providing positive alternative to drug use
  • Teaching children the decision-making skills and the consequences of their behavior
  • Building the students self esteem while teaching them how to resist the different types of peer pressure and to make responsible choices

A D.A.R.E. dance is held once per year for all fifth grade students in the Borough. Upon completion a graduation ceremony is held, which is attended by the parents, Town Officials and members of the Roselle Park Police Department, including the Chief of Police.

COMMUNITY POLICING UNIT

The Roselle Park Community Policing Unit consists of officers who ride mountain bikes especially equipped for police work. Using bicycles allows the Officers to Patrol areas such as parks and playground where Police Cars do not have access. This unit has a positive impact on the quality of life of the residents and businesses in the Borough. The bicycle officers assist in community disputes, improve community relations, promote improved communication, and encourage interaction with the residents and members of the public with their high visibility on the streets in the Borough.

TRAFFIC BUREAU

The Traffic Bureau is staffed by Patrolman Michael Antonucci. The Bureau is the supervisory division for:

  • School Crossing Guards
  • Participate in School Safety Programs
  • Issuing Handicap Parking Permits
  • Investigation of all serious accidents

DETECTIVE BUREAU

The Detective Bureau consists of one Sergeant, two Detectives and one Juvenile Detective and is responsible for:

  • Investigating Crimes
  • Preparation of cases for grand jury
  • Investigation of applications for gun permits
  • Adult Cases
  • Juvenile Cases
    • Brings safety programs to the schools
    • Attempts in house resolution of juvenile cases
    • Prepares cases for juvenile courts

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I obtain copies of police reports ?

Police reports are usually available three (3) to five (5) business days after the report has been taken.
Reports are available at the Police Record Room, Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm. except holidays.
Should you have any questions, please call (908-245-1100) and have your Case number available.

There is a fee for reports.