Weehawken Police Station
(Enter on the right side of Town Hall)
400 Park Avenue
Phone: 201- 863-7800
In an emergency call 9-1-1
for police, fire or ambulance service.
Since 1870, the men and women of the Weehawken Police Department have protected the people of our Township.
Under the command of
Weehawken Director of Public Safety
Deputy Chief (Operations)
Please click on a tab below to read an overview.
WPD personnel are divided into a number of specialized units:
The Patrol Division:
The Patrol Division keeps watch over the people and property of Weehawken. Our patrol officers cover the township in radio cars, on foot and on bicycle.
Weehawken's Detectives investigate crimes and coordinate with other law enforcement agencies, sharing information on patterns of crime and working together to keep the community safe.
The Anti Crime Unit:
The Anti Crime Unit targets street criminals, conducting plain clothes patrols using unmarked vehicles.
The Traffic Division:
Our Traffic Division keeps the thousands of cars, trucks buses and other vehicles which flow through our town daily moving smoothly and safely. The Traffic Division also conducts motorcycle patrols of the town's streets and roads.
The Quality of Life Squad:
Weehawken's Quality of Life Squad focuses on keeping our quality of life at the high level that our residents have come to enjoy. Their hard work continues to make Weehawken among the very best places to live in New Jersey.
The Juvenile Bureau:
The Juvenile Bureau provides a link between cops and kids, and is staffed by officers specially trained to deal with children. Weehawken also participates in the national D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program, which educates kids about the dangers of drug abuse and gives them the tools they need to resist drugs.
The Crime Prevention Office:
The Crime Prevention Office, located at 4528 Park Avenue, provides Town residents with help staying safe at home, at work and on the street.
The Records Department:
The Records Department organizes, safeguards and distributes documents related to police investigations and services.
The Office of Emergency Management:
Weehawken's Office of Emergency Management is tasked with preparing the township to respond to serious, widespread emergency situations such as natural disasters or terrorism. The Weehawken OEM coordinates its efforts with similar offices in other municipalities, as well as county, state and federal authorities.
Weehawken Police Department
The mission of the Weehawken Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in our community by working cooperatively with the public and by upholding the Constitution of the United States. We will constantly strive to provide a safe and secure environment through a sensitive, caring and creative delivery of services, which include, but are not limited to, our current programs in Crime Prevention, D.A.R.E. and Community Policing.
As leaders in our community we are committed to law enforcement professionalism:
We will, as members of the Weehawken Police Department, take pride in our professionalism, our community, and ourselves. Working as a team, we will strive to be role models for our community by enthusiastically excelling in quality performance.
We will dedicate ourselves to improve the quality of life in our community by providing a safe environment for all. We are committed to protecting life and property, reducing fear, and developing an interactive relationship with citizens to prevent, decrease and resolve crime. Our service will be provided in a courteous, efficient and accessible manner.
We will consistently treat all people in this community and within our department with dignity, compassion and without prejudice. We value cultural diversity and ensure all persons are treated with equality, courtesy and respect. We will protect the Constitution and Civil Rights of everyone through the impartial enforcement of the law.
The Township's Crime Prevention Office, staffed by retired law enforcement officers, works to educate community residents (from students to seniors) in how to avoid being victims of crime. Programs include community seminars, home security inspections and presentations to community groups such as Parent Teacher Associations.
Office of Crime Prevention
4518 Park Avenue
Open 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday thru Friday
Our crime prevention program has produced results, slashing crime by 62% since 1991. WPD needs your help to keep crime on the run - read on to find out how you can be a part of the solution.
Crime Prevention Tips: The arrival of warm weather usually brings out a host of scam artists who - either in person or by phone - are trying to steal your money or your property. Con artists may pose as utility workers (gas, electric, phone, water), home repair contractors, or people who need help. Unfortunately, these scams are all too common.You should be on the alert for these criminals and immediately report any suspicions to police at: 201-863-7800.
Here are some tips to help you avoid being the victim of a scam...
Utility Workers: This is a common scam. Someone appears at your door claiming to be from the Water Company.They want to check the quality of your water but have no ID.
What to Do: All utility workers have picture ID and must produce it when asked.
If they do not have an ID or you are unsure if an ID is legitimate, do not allow them in your home and contact the police.
Home Repair Contractors: unfortunately Persons may appear at your door to tell you that they are Home Repair Contractors who noticed damage to your roof while working on a neighbor's house. They want to come in to evaluate the damage and 'help' you.
What to Do: Do not allow them in your home and contact the police.
People Who Need Your Help: Persons may appear at your door asking to use your telephone to call for help with an emergency.
What to Do: Do not allow them in your home - call the police department for them.
IF YOU FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE CRIME PREVENTION TIPS,
YOU WILL GREATLY REDUCE THE CHANCE OF YOUR BECOMING A CRIME VICTIM.
EVEN THOUGH CRIME IS DOWN 62% TOWNWIDE,
WE CAN FURTHER REDUCE CRIME BY WORKING TOGETHER.
Weehawken Town Hall
The Weehawken Police Department Records Department provides:
Copies of police reports
Renewals of liquor licenses
Fingerprinting for job applicants
Letters of Good Conduct
Weehawken Cares About Kids
This page is reserved for the kids of Weehawken and those who care about them. On it, you'll find links to fun and educational materials which will help teach kids to stay safe.
Weehawken Police Department History
Weehawken's Police Department was formed in 1870 and is a key part of the history of our town. Click on the badge below to visit the The Weehawken Time Machine enter "police" in the search box and view photos, articles, and artifacts that tell the story of the WPD.
On this page, you'll find links to other sites on the Internet which contain information about police and safety issues.