Join the Hillsdale Police Department for America’s night out against crime! National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our town a safer and better place to live. Starting at 6:00pm on August 2nd at Memorial Field, there will be demonstrations by members of the police department followed by a movie screening for the whole family to enjoy right on the field!
Recently, the Hillsdale Police Department acquired a used military “High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle” (HMMWV), or commonly referred to a HUMVEE.
The Hillsdale Police Department was able to acquire vehicle through the government’s “1033 Program” which was created to transfer excess military equipment to local law enforcement agencies at no cost to the municipalities. The "Law Enforcement Support Office" (LESO) administers the program and oversees the distribution of the equipment to local enforcement agencies.
The Hillsdale Police Department, maintains a "Safe Exchange Zone" at the Hillsdale Police Station. This zone is to help ensure that buyers and sellers of good have a safe location in which to perform their transactions. Currently the Hillsdale Police Department maintains two distinct locations for safe exchanges; the first area is the lobby of the Hillsdale Police Station located at 380 Hillsdale Ave Hillsdale, NJ. The second location is in the rear of the building and there is a sign that clearly indicates that it is a "Safe Exchange" area.
The Hillsdale Police Department will once again participate in the National Drug Take back day sponsored by the DEA. We will be collecting drugs at police headquarters from 10am-2pm on April 30th. We are not allowed to accept liquids or hypodermic syringes.
This year the Hillsdale Police Department will be conducting a Zero Tolerance Policy this year during “Mischief Night” and Halloween (October 30th and 31st). This policy is vital for the safety of our children and the protection of property. We are urging parents to take an active role in order to assist us in this endeavor.
As the ninth Police Chief of Hillsdale, I have been responsible for this department since August 1, 2014 and it has been my privilege and honor to be in this position. This is my first annual report that I have completed as Chief, I hope you find it informative and insightful in gaining an understanding of the functions and duties of the department.
The members of this department are strongly committed to the concepts of serving and protecting you and your families. The officers take serious responsibility of the community caretaker function.
The Hillsdale Police Department will be launching a new traffic pattern at the George G. White Middle School for student drop off and pick up times. The traffic pattern will increase the safety of the students as well as allowing for a better flow of vehicles around the school area.
In an effort to provide residents of town with a better look at police work and to give everyone a more in depth look at law enforcement, the Hillsdale Police Department has instituted a Ride-Along Program. Residents of town can sign up and patrol with a Hillsdale Police Officer. The ride along gives the residents a chance to go on patrol and interact with one of our officers while they attend to their duties. Safety is very important for the Hillsdale Police Department and certain restrictions apply.