Borough of Elmwood Park, NJ
Elmwood Park Police Department

Elmwood Park Police Department

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Chief of Police: Michael Foligno
Chief's Phone: 201-796-0764
Chief's E-Mail: click to e-mail
Patrol Commander: Captain Frank Thorpe
Detective Commander: Captain Marc D'Amore
Address: Elmwood Park Municipal Building
182 Market Street
Elmwood Park, NJ 07407
Department Phone: 201-796-0700 (NON-EMERGENCY ONLY)
Department Fax: 201-796-0883

Hours for Records Bureau & Garage Sale Permits

Garage sale permits can only be obtained through the Records Bureau during the following hours:

  • Mon, Wed, Thurs: 9AM-1PM
  • Tues: 12-4PM
  • Fri: 9AM-12:30PM

Reverse 911 Notifications

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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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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
    • Haeavy Truck Enforcement Unit
    • Records
      • Licensing
    • Dispatching/911
  • Investigative Division
    • Internal Affairs
    • Criminal Investigations
    • Narcotics Enforcement/Street Crimes Unit

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

For information, download our information sheet.

Elmwood Park Police Department

Borough of Elmwood Park, New Jersey
182 Market Street • Elmwood Park, NJ 07407
201-796-1457 • Fax 201-794-0976

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