On behalf of the 120 men and women of the North Bergen Police Department it is my pleasure to welcome you to
our official web site. The number one priority of the North Bergen Police Department is to foster a collective
efficacy in our neighborhoods for the purpose of promoting the safety and stability of our community. We are
committed to utilizing the latest technology, coupled with a philosophy of community policing, in an effort to
provide the most efficient, effective and professional delivery of police services.
In 2014, North Bergen Police Officers responded to over 100,000 calls for police service. Our police department
focuses on improvements in the quality of life that affect our residents, businesses, and visitors. Our department
has many specialized units created to focus on both general and forensic investigation of crime as well as other
issues within our Township. These specialized units are tasked with various assignments including, but not limited
to, arson investigations, burglary investigations, community oriented policing, D.A.R.E. education, motor vehicle
theft, Megan's Law registration, narcotics investigations, crime prevention and preventative routine patrol, gang
and juvenile related issues, homeland security, school resource and school security issues, and traffic complaints.
The dedicated men and women of the North Bergen Police Department work tirelessly in an effort to reduce crime in our
township and are encouraged to cultivate a partnership with the community we serve. In an effort to utilize technology
we have employed the use of over 100 state of the art CCTV cameras that are monitored in real-time 24 hours a day.
These CCTV cameras function as a force-multiplier and enable our patrol division to respond to incidents with a high
degree of efficiency and effectiveness. Here in North Bergen you may see officers walking the beat, patrolling on
motorcycles or bicycles and patrolling in marked police cars. Other officers you may not see work in plain clothes or
an undercover capacity. From time to time, we also have officers on loan to state and federal agencies as well as the
Hudson County Prosecutor's Office Municipal Task Force.
Overall, the men and women of the North Bergen Police Department are dedicated to serving our community to the best
of our ability. Our department is currently seeking Accreditation from the New Jersey State Chiefs of Police. It is
with the full support of Mayor Nicholas J. Sacco, Public Safety Commissioner Theresa V. Ferraro, and the entire
Board of Commissioners that the North Bergen Police Department is properly equipped, trained, and fully committed to
ensuring that the Township of North Bergen is a great place to live, work and visit. I encourage you to browse our
web site for further information. If you have you any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at
Very truly yours,
Robert J. Dowd.
Chief of Police