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Residents and business owners are reminded that the registering or renewal of their burglar, fire, panic, hold-up or other alarm, is covered under borough ordinance Chapter 83. The period due very soon is for February 1, 2015 thru January 31, 2016. Forms are available via this website or can be obtained by stopping at Borough Hall and proceeding to the Police Department Records Bureau window. The hours are Monday thru Friday 8:00 am til 4:30 pm. Alarm registration fee is $25.00.

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Fraud Scam Information

October 31, 2014

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


Tips for Crime Prevention

Never leave your keys in your car.
tip1The majority of car thefts in the borough are the result of people leaving their keys in the car.
Use motion sensors and timers to keep would-be burglars guessing.
tip2Whether away for the day, or on vacation for one or more weeks, make your home look occupied. Vary the timers throughout the house.
Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the country.
tip 3Do not leave mail in your mailbox for an extended period of time. When possible, shred your credit card statements, unsolicited credit card applications etc. before placing them in the trash.

Hit & Run Investigation

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On Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at approximately 06:20 am, a female pedestrian was struck by a motor vehicle while crossing the above intersection. The vehicle involved subsequently fled the scene.  The victim was identified as Maria Cano, age 60, of Teaneck, New Jersey. She sustained serious injuries and was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center by Bergenfield Volunteer Ambulance emergency medical technicians and hospital paramedics for treatment of her injuries. The Bergenfield Police Department, along with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, is seeking assistance in locating the vehicle involved in this crash.The vehicle involved has now been identified as a silver or white, late model Mercedes Benz SUV, possibly a model ML 350, 450 or 550. This vehicle may have sustained damage from the impact in the area of the front passenger side headlamp, bumper or fender. The vehicle was initially traveling eastbound on W. Clinton Ave prior to the impact with the pedestrian which occurred in  the intersection of S. Washington Ave and E. Clinton Ave.  After the impact the vehicle continued eastbound on E. Clinton Avenue towards Tenafly. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Bergenfield Police at 201-387-4000. The case investigator is Det. Richard Ramos. Case # 14-24296.


Last Updated ( Sunday, 02 November 2014 14:49 )

BPD thanks all our veterans Nov. 11, 2014

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The men and women of the Bergenfield Police Department extend their heartfelt gratitude to all veterans of the United States Armed Forces on this Veteran's Day for November 11, 2014. We salute and honor all those who have served this great country and thank them for their sacrifice, dedication and loyalty. Those veterans who make their home in the Borough of Bergenfield are especially remembered and honored by the officers, telecommunicators and civilian personnel of our police department.

And, to our own officers and personnel who have served, or their sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, sisters or brothers that serve or have served, thank you.

The following officers and 911 telecommunicators of the Bergenfield Police Department have served honorably in the United States Armed Forces:

PO Michael Legregni         PO Marc Rispoli

PO Kyle Witty                    PO Jon Sommer

PO Rob Mader

PO David Tortora              PO Jorge Candia

PO David Keelor               PO Firman Masri

Det. Michael Dymek

PO John Brown

Sgt. Robert Boria            Det. Kevin Doheny

PO John Galarza

Telecommunicator Cathy Racas

Telecommunicator Robert Groezinger II

Last Updated ( Saturday, 22 November 2014 15:53 )

Class # 2 Youth Police Academy

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The Bergenfield Police Department's Youth Police Academy Class #2, completed its week of training on Friday August 1st. Thirty-two, 6th, 7th and 8th grade local boys and girls, received their certificates and awards at a ceremony held in the Bergenfield High School auditorium. The academy, which began on Monday July 28, consisted of physical fitness training, marching drills, instruction in following commands and learning new team building skills. The academy training put the cadets in a real-life scenario of what it is like to go through law enforcement officer training. By way of presentations, demonstrations and drills, the cadets learned how important it is to train and educate themselves to be prepared to meet the challenge of providing public safety, contributing to community involvement and to problem solve. As the cadets of this age group go through their middle school education years where they begin a time of maturity as adolescents, it is important for them to learn that they can step beyond what is required and bring out even more of themselves to accomplish something. The academy helped instill self-confidence, responsibility and leadership.

During the week, in addition to training locally, the cadets visited the US Coast Guard station in Staten Island New York, Maguire Air Force Base in Lakehurst and the Federal Air Marshals training facility in Essex County. Each field trip gave the cadets an exciting day to learn about how closely related law enforcement and the military roles are in society and how being prepared through training and thinking smart, will help them save a life, maybe even their own.

The academy was a success for not only the cadets, but also for the parents of the youths and our community they reside in. The support and participation of the Bergenfield Police Department, consisting of Police Officers, 911 Telecommunicators, civilian personnel and Auxiliary Police Officers, the Bergenfield Municipal Court and Judge Helene Herbert and her staff, as well as the governing body of the Borough of Bergenfield and the Bergenfield School District,  led by Superintendent Dr. Michael Kuchar, all helped make the Youth Police Academy possible. In addition, if it were not for the financial support of the following persons or organizations, the academy would not be possible:

Bergenfield Municipal Alliance Committee

Bergenfield-Dumont Rotary (Bettina Fowler)

Bergenfield PBA Local 309

Federal Law Enforcement Foundation (Anthony Bergamo)

As Chief of the Department, I am very proud of our cadets who graduated and look forward to the next academy. I am also grateful to the officers who gave of themselves to form a bond with the youth of our community and impacted hopefully a future generation of law enforcement officers, but mainly, responsible, engaged young citizens and leaders.

BPD Youth Police Academy #2, remember your class motto: 

Respect, Discipline and Commitment


Chief Michael T. Carr


Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 September 2014 20:34 )
No Overnight Parking

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

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Chief's Message

Welcome to the official website of the Bergenfield Police Department. I encourage you to peruse the information listed here regarding our services, programs and crime updates. Also available are contacts with phone numbers and email addresses so you are able to contact us or be directed to the appropriate Division. Additionally, I encourage our residents to sign up for our NIXLE messages, follow us on TWITTER@bergenfieldnjpd and “like” us on FACEBOOK for the most up-to-date information on community news, road closures or conditions and emergency alerts.

Our mission as a department is to serve and protect the public – including all residential, commercial and visiting neighbors of Bergenfield. The men and women of our department – both sworn and civilian – are dedicated to protecting the life and property of all of our residents, while also keeping order, resolving conflict and investigating and charging those in violation of the law.

As a Bergenfield police officer for more than 25 years, I have seen many changes in this line of work, particularly in technology. Today, we are able to utilize technology to analyze and store crime data and statistics in a way we never could before. The records management systems we operate today allow us to retrieve data quickly and be able to analyze issues and be proactive in addressing them.

I am dedicated to continuing to advance our department, technologically, while being mindful of budgetary constraints plaguing local municipalities today.

As chief of police, I have continued the work of all previous police administrations and maintain the forward motion of this force. I am also dedicated to ensuring the integrity of this department.

The men and women of our department continue to keep our community safe and maintain a low crime rate – for which they are to be commended. Public safety has always been at the heart of our mission as a police department and that is something that will never change.

Chief Michael T. Carr

Bergenfield Police Department



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Quick Facts

The Bergenfield Police Dept has:

  • 45 sworn Police Officers
  • 8 civilian Telecommunicators/9-1-1 Dispatchers
  • 3 civilian Records Bureau employees

Examinations for employment are conducted through the New Jersey Civil Service Commission.

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***For Uniform Crime Report for 2013 go to the following link: click here

UCR Current Data for 2014 : Click here

In 2013, the Police Department responded to 30,050 Calls for Service (CFS):

  • Non Criminal Incidents 15894
  • other incidents 5268
  • Arrests: warrants, criminal, juvenile, other 195
  • Missing Person/Runaway reports 16 *Missing returned 16
  • Fraud/Identity Theft 105
  • Criminal Mischief 28
  • Domestic Violence 76
  • Motor Vehicle Crashes 797
  • Medical Cases 1576
  • Alarms 833
  • Fire Reports/Assists  541
  • Bank Escorts 217

***The above statistics show a general breakdown of the various calls for service. Police responses and other duties or responsibilities that occur, or are handled during the year, vary in their classification. The official crime index is handled through the New Jersey State Police / FBI Uniform Crime Report (UCR) and is available for 2013 at this time. The UCR statistics for 2014 are not available at this time. Click the current data link to receive data current data from 2014

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