Police DepartmentChief of Police: Michael Foligno
Patrol Commander: Captain Frank Thorpe
Detective Commander: Captain Marc D'Amore
Operations Division: Captain Michael Kassai
Address: Municipal Building, 182 Market Street, Elmwood Park, NJ 07407
Phone: IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, CALL 9-1-1
Phone - Non-Emergency: 201-796-0700
Fax: 201-796-0883
Chief's Phone: 201-796-0764
Chief's E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.elmwoodparkpd.com

 

Elmwood Park Police Department

The Elmwood Park Police Department is proud to provide enforcement, safety, security and assistance to the community. The Police Department consists of two divisions, the patrol and the investigative divisions.

In addition, the Police Department has several specialized units:

  • Motorcycle Patrol
  • Community Relations
  • Traffic Safety
  • Heavy Truck Enforcement
  • Narcotics Enforcement
  • Juvenile
  • Warrants
  • Firearms Licensing
  • Liquor Licensing
  • Terrorism Taskforce Liaison
  • Bicycle Patrol
  • Honor Guard

Officers will reach out to the residents through daily contacts as well as planned events.

Police Officers will provide free security surveys to residents concerned with securing their homes.

To protect our children, fingerprinting and identification kits are provided to our residents upon request.


Police Department Structure

  • Chief of Police
  • Patrol Division
    • Motorcycle Unit
      • Radar Enforcement
    • Bicycle Unit
    • Power Shift
    • Heavy Truck Enforcement Unit
    • Records
      • Licensing
    • Dispatching/911
  • Investigative Division
    • Internal Affairs
    • Criminal Investigations
    • Narcotics Enforcement/Street Crimes Unit


Record Room Hours (effective January 2, 2019)

Mon-Thurs: 9AM-1PM, 4PM-9PM
Fri: 9AM-1PM
Alternate Fridays eff. 1/4/19: 4PM-9PM
Alternate Saturdays eff. 1/4/19: 8AM-1PM

Garage Sales: $10
Dumpster Permits: $50
Check or money order ONLY, payable to "Borough of Elmwood Park"


Reverse 911 Notifications

Swift911 signup button

In our efforts to provide more reliable communications with residents and businesses in the borough, we have implemented Swiftreach Networks, Inc. as our emergency notification service provider.

Swift911™ in its simplest form is a system that makes phone calls to specific people or areas in the event of an emergency or for sharing important information. All the calls you receive will have the Caller ID of "Elmwood Park Borough" or "Elmwood Park Police Department".

If you are not receiving these calls, please click the above graphic to "Add/Remove Yourself", which will direct you to a form to fill out to add or update your contact information. You may also remove yourself from our lists.


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Early Warning System


Garage Sales

Planning a private garage sale? You must submit an application and obtain a permit at the Police Department. When a permit is issued, you will receive signs to post. These are the only signs that can be posted and must be removed after the sale.


Firearms Purchaser I.D. Card / Handgun Purchase Permit


Records Requests

Records: George Luke
Address: Municipal Building, 182 Market Street, Elmwood Park, NJ 07407
Phone: 201-796-1457 Ext. 113
Fax: 201-794-2348


Fees & Procedures

All applications are located in the Police Department lobby or at the Main Police Desk; some may be available for downloading on this site. Fees are payable by Check or Money Order Only, No Cash will be accepted.  All checks are to be made payable to the Borough of Elmwood Park. Temporary Handicapped Parking Permits may be obtained from the Chief's Secretary. Reports are not faxed.

A number of application forms and documents available from the Police Department are available for download here.

Accident Reports: (2 copies) $1.00
By mail: self-addressed stamped envelope $5.00

All Other Reports: $1.00

Garage Sales: $10.00 (two sales allowed per year)

Letter of Good Conduct: $15.00

Solicitor's Permit: $25.00 check or money order only, payable to "Borough of Elmwood Park". Need two color passport-type photos; $25.00 certified check or money order made payable to "Division of State Police - SBI"; and need to contact the Detective Bureau to have fingerprints taken. Finger prints to be completed by MorphoTrak Application #NJAPS2.

Peddler's Permit: $50.00  check or money order only, payable to "Borough of Elmwood Park". Need two color passport-type photos; $25.00 certified check or money order made payable to "Division of State Police - SBI"; and need to contact the Detective Bureau to have fingerprints taken. Finger prints to be completed by MorphoTrak Application #NJAPS2.

Discoveries: $0.75 per page/first 10 pages, $0.50 per page/next 10 pages, $0.25 per page thereafter; $0.25 mailing charge

Dumpster Permits: $50.00. Must provide Certificate of Insurance naming Borough of Elmwood Park as additional insured.

Fees are payable by check or money order only; NO CASH will be accepted.


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Where in Elmwood Park is it?

182 Market Street, Elmwood Park, NJ

The Elmwood Park Police Department would like to better serve the Autistic/Special Needs community. To further assist this community, we are asking parents/guardians and caretakers of Autistic/Special Needs individuals to complete the below downloadable Emergency Information Form. This form will enhance police officers' communication and response skills. The completed form will be entered into our computer database, allowing responding police officers to assess the information you have provided on the emergency form. This will provide the officer with a better understanding of how to handle the situation. Our goal is to provide effective and safe outcomes with every call we handlek and these forms will help us achieve that goal.The Elmwood Park Police Department would like to better serve the Autistic/Special Needs community. To further assist this community, we are asking parents/guardians and caretakers of Autistic/Special Needs individuals to complete the below downloadable Emergency Information Form. This form will enhance police officers' communication and response skills. The completed form will be entered into our computer database, allowing responding police officers to assess the information you have provided on the emergency form. This will provide the officer with a better understanding of how to handle the situation. Our goal is to provide effective and safe outcomes with every call we handlek and these forms will help us achieve that goal.


All information you provide will only be entered into our police database and will be strictly confidential. We also would like to recomment submitting a photograph of the person on the form so that we could better identify someone in the event that they went missing. Please return the Emergency Information Form at your earliest convenience to the Records Bureau of the Elmwood Park Police Department. Thank you for helping us assist the Autistic/Special Needs citizens in our community.


~ Chief Michael Foligno

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