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Auxiliary Police


Fundraiser for Bergenfield Auxiliary Police - Please support these public safety volunteers at their Fish n' Chips fundraiser on April 1, 2016



The Bergenfield Auxiliary Police Unit always seeks new volunteers to assist the police department and serve the community. If you are interested in joining, training will be provided.

The minimum requirements are:

-18 years of age or older
-Possess a valid NJ driver's license
-Have no criminal history
-Reside in Bergenfield or within 5 miles of the border of Bergenfield if the municipality you reside in does not have an Auxiliary Police Program
-Volunteer 8 hours a month - 96 hours per year
-Attend mandatory training on the last Monday of each month at 7 pm

Applications are located at the Police Communication Desk 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

If you have any questions about the unit, contact Lt. Jerry Stapleton at 201-387-4000 x4008.

Auxiliary Police Chief Rich Goddin


Fraud Scam Information

October 2015

Click the highlighted link and read a North Jersey Media news article entitled: "Phone, email scams on the rise" which features information provided by

Bergenfield PD Detective Bureau commander, Lt. David Doherty, on "Bail Money" and "Fake Lottery" scams which are occurring more frequently.

Link to article Phone, email scams on the rise


Fraud-Scam Emails: "Phishing"  Click here

Click this link: IRS Phone Scams for information on our blog regarding IRS Phone Scam.

This occurred right here in Bergenfield.

Residents need to be aware.

Distraction/Imposter burglary-theft Alert: Incident occurred in nearby Paramus. Be aware of these type of crimes.

Click here for article from Northjersey.com

Residents are reminded to be wary of any type of emails, letters, or phone calls from persons not known to you that involves you sending money via Western Union to other locations or addresses, especially international addresses. Scams have occurred whereby the caller or email sender will send you a check for a certain amount of money, asking you to deposit it to your own account then to Western Union monies to them based on that check. Those checks sent to you are fraudulent. You will not realize it until your bank contacts you about that check not being valid.

Other scams, one of which is being investigated presently, involve a resident accepting delivery of packages after receiving a call from a person who requested the parcels be sent to this resident. In turn, the resident would re-package the items and send them to another overseas address. In return for the favor of sending the packages the resident was promised a monetary payment. These parcels were all purchased with stolen credit card numbers.

A scam that has recently been attempted in the Bergen County area involves the "Grandparent" scam. A caller has made multiple calls to elderly victims claiming to be a grandson who has been arrested for DWI in Los Angeles and/or New York City. The scammer attempts to get the victim to wire money to bail him out of jail.

There are numerous scams, frauds and cons perpetrated each day on unsuspecting citizens. These occur here in Bergenfield too. The Bergenfield Police request residents to be aware of the frauds and to watch out for their elderly friends and neighbors too. Senior citizens are often easy targets for the scammers. Speak to your neighbors and make them aware.

Some complaints have been received regarding phone telemarketers soliciting for donations to police organizations. Many of the organizations are legitimate, but are not soliciting on behalf of the local police organizations, such as Bergenfield PBA Local 309. If in doubt contact the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs to verify whether the solicitor is registered. If you have a complaint against the solicitor, also lodge that complaint with the Division of Consumer Affairs. See link below for more information.

Websites with useful information on scams and frauds:

Click on any one of the below agencies to link to information

NJ Division of Consumer Affairs *When arriving at this site go to bottom of page to search, type the word "police." This will show the registered charitable police organizations within the State of NJ.


NABI (National Association of Bunco Investigators)


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Overnight Parking

Residents and visitors are reminded that there is NO Overnight Parking on borough streets from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m., seven days a week.

No Overnight Parking Ordinance 299-10 Click here


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