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NMPD JR Police Academy
The New Milford Jr. Police Academy will run from Monday, June 28th through Friday, July 2nd and is open to all incoming 6th through 8th grade New Milford Middle School Students. For details, please click here. ENROLLMENT IS CLOSED... ALL SPACES HAVE BEEN FILLED.
NMPD Achieves Accreditation
Chief Police Brian T. Clancy is proud to announce that the New Milford Police Department has achieved Police Agency Accreditation through the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (NJSACOP LEAP) on March 11, 2021.
Accreditation is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence. It requires agencies to comply with best practice standards in five basic areas: administration, personnel, operations, investigation and arrestees. To receive accreditation status, The NMPD was required to meet or exceed the NJSACOP LEAP standards that reflect these professional best practices in policing.
Accreditation results in greater accountability within the agency, reduced risk and liability exposure, stronger defense against civil lawsuits, increased community advocacy, and more confidence in the agency’s ability to operate efficiently and respond to community needs. Chief Clancy made accrediting the New Milford Police Department a priority upon first being promoted to Chief in May of 2019.
New Milford Residents and Business Owners:
The New Milford Police Dept. will take police reports over the phone for certain types of non-emergency calls. This service will be utilized for the time being and will continue until further notice due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus currently affecting our community. The types of calls that our officers will take over the phone are those that do not require an on-scene investigation to be conducted, evidence collected, or otherwise require an officer to respond. If you have been a victim of fraud or other similar circumstance, you may be asked to email documents to the NMPD Detective Bureau at nmpddet. As always, if you have any type of emergency where you need a police, fire, or EMS response call 911. Thank you for your cooperation, Chief Brian T. Clancy
The Borough of New Milford administrative offices are closed until further notice.
Temporary procedure for obtaining police reports
Email JHeinemann Call: 201-967-8834 • EXT. 2225 & EXT. 2226 • FAX # 201-967-7078
- Call the records office at 201-261-1400 press 2 or fax request to 201-967-7078
- After 4 pm, leave a detailed message on answering machine
- Someone will return your call/answer your fax
- Reports will be faxed/e-mailed to you
- No fees will be required at this time
♦ Stationhouse Adjustment Program for Juveniles
♦ Report a Crime Tip Online - Have information on criminal activity? The New Milford Police now offer an online tip submission section on our website. You can enter as little or as much information as you would like and you can remain anonymous as well.
♦ Project Medicine Drop - Don't let your child's addiction start with you! The New Milford Police Department has joined the New Jersey Attorney General’s “Project Medicine Drop” initiative, and has installed a Project Medicine Drop box in the lobby of our police station headquarters located at 930 River Rd. Residents may visit the NMPD at any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to dispose of their unused or excess medications. For further information Click here
♦ Prominently Display Your House Number
The New Milford Police Department would like to remind residents to properly display house numbers so they are clearly visible from the street in order for an efficient Police, Fire or EMS response. Residences without proper house numbers visible from the street have the potential to be issued a Borough Ordinance Summons. Any questions or concerns, contact P.O Michael Lafrano at the New Milford Police Department (201)-261-1400.
♦ The Hart Program
Prosecutor Grewal has recently announced a new initiative called the HART program (Heroin Addiction Recovery Team), which is in partnership with CarePlus, the Lyndhurst, Paramus, and Mahwah Police Departments. This is a walk-in program for those seeking recovery from substance abuse, and those individuals will be connected to comprehensive care. Assessments are provided by CarePlus clinicians with specialties in mental health and substance abuse counseling and they will work to coordinate needed care with a provider, which accepts that individual’s benefit coverage or has funding for those without insurance. Individuals may turn in drug paraphernalia without arrest, however individuals with warrants for their arrest will have to address those issues before being connected to services. The walk-in hours are Wednesday’s from 9a-5p. No appointment necessary, and you do not have to be a Bergen County resident to utilize this service. Transportation may be provided to treatment sites.
The Stationhouse Adjustment Program allows law enforcement officers to resolve minor issues without the necessity of filing a formal Complaint with the court. Click here for more information