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 Congratulations to the East Rutherford Police, PBA #275 flag football team. On Friday March 1st they competed at Met Life Stadium in a 25 team law enforcement & fire fighter division going 5-1. Pictured above is the team receiving the trophy for 2nd place. All proceeds donated by the team were given to Special Olympics. 



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East Rutherford Police Headquarters
117 Stanley Street
East Rutherford  NJ  07073





28th ANNUAL TORCH RUN JUNE 8th, 2012

Officers from the East Rutherford Police Department participated in the 29th annual "Torch Run" for Special Olympics.(L-R)PBA President/Detective Dan Perry,Officer David Alberta, Chief Larry Minda, Officer Kevin Felten and Officer Marino Rotondo. The ERPD PBA #275 has been a strong supporter of Special Olympic Events including the "Snow Bowl", Basketball Tournament, Plunge into the Atlantic and this annual Torch Run.




Thank you to all that participated in our Toys for Tots program at the East Rutherford Police Department. Special thanks to the Meadowlands Sheraton for there participation.The U.S. Marines picked up all gifts on Friday December 9th to be used during their "Toys for Tots Annual Program". Special thanks to Officer Daniel Perry who coordinated the program.




The East Rutherford Junior Police Academy of 2011 honoring our Veterans on November 11th during the East Rutherford Veterans Day Remembrance




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Officer Tammy Abboud

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CONTACT INFORMATION... - Tuesday, February 15, 2011


The East Rutherford Police Department is always looking for new ways to keep residents informed and allow residents to voice their questions, comments, and concerns.  In order to expand on this idea, the Police Department provides interested parties with three emails to communicate with the Police Department.


General questions, comments, and concerns can be sent to


Concerns regarding parking and traffic can be sent to


Reports of suspicious activity and crime concerns can be sent to

All reports and tips will remain confidential


Further Contact Information is provided under the Contact Us section

LORETTA GENTLES REMEMBERED - Wednesday, February 09, 2011


The East Rutherford lost one of its own during this past year. Loretta Gentles worked as records clerk for 38 years at our department after serving as records clerk in Carlstadt for 3 years. She passed away as a result of injuries sustained during the northeaster of March 2010. According to Chief Minda, Loretta was a mother like figure to each and every member of the police force. She was a lifelong resident who would go out of her way to help everyone that she came in contact with. Loretta would be at work each and every day. Mayor Cassella recalled a day when he told only necessary workers to come in due to blizzard conditions. Chief Minda got the next call from Loretta asking if we could get her to the police station because she wanted to do her job. The Mayor stated that was the type of commitment that made Loretta who she was and East Rutherford the town that it is. Loretta will be remembered forever by having the record room in the new public safety building named in her honor. Her kindness and presence will be forever missed. 



 The New Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center in Secaucus presented the Borough of East Rutherford with two new state of the art Laser Guns for traffic speed enforcement. The Laser Guns are part of a $14,000 donation made to the East Rutherford Police Department and the Emergency Squad.

 Pictured left to right: Meadowlands Hospital President William Vazquez Fache, Chairman of the Board Medical Doctor Richard Lipsky, Councilman Joel Brizzi, Mayor James Cassella and Chief Larry Minda.


E.R.Substance Abuse Prevention Committee

The meetings of the East Rutherford Substance Abuse Prevention Committee will be held on March 21st, June 20th, September 19th and December 5th of 2013. All meetings start at 3:30pm and will be held at Police Headquarters.

Thank you to our Becton Regional High School Students and seniors 60 & up for making this years Sr/Sr Prom our best ever.  It's theme is a "drug free" evening with no smoking or drinking bringing our high school students together with our seniors. It was a fun evening along with an opportunity to create a working partnership between the police, seniors and students. This year's prom took place on Thursday October 18th at the Landmark in East Rutherford. Special thanks to the Landmark for being a true partner and friend to the entire Borough of East Rutherford. 


On September 29th from 10:00am - 2:00pm the East Rutherford Police Dept and Drug Enforcement Administration collected potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs at Police HQ. Approximately 30 lbs of unneeded medication drugs were collected and turned over to the DEA for destruction. Thanks you to all that participated.



In the wake of the recent attacks in Boston we urge everyone to use caution when at home and traveling. Pleases report all suspicious activity to your local police department. You may also report suspicious activity to the terrorism tips hotline at 1-866-472-3365 or by E-mail to


For updated info on travel check the below links...

Travel info is available at: 

or by calling: 1-888-407-4747.

For Domestic and International Flights the U.S. threat level is HIGH. 

National Homeland Security Knowledgebase



Best of luck to newly promoted officers shown above with Chief Larry Minda and ERPD Chaplain Father Sutton. To Father Suttons right is Lt. Dominick Greco. Above row from left to right are Sergeants Tom Berlinski, Todd Roth, Chris DeCarlo, Michael Giancaspro and Mark Mehegan. Congratulations to all.




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Many town residents and visitors spent time at the Police/Fire OEM exhibit at this weeks festival. Shown in picture is Chief Minda with girl scout Kiersten Hjelm.  

The 2012 Columbus Day Parade will take place on October 6th marching East on Paterson Avenue from Herman Street to Park Ave ending at the entrance to the festival located at Park and Orchard. The festival will be in operation on October 6th and 7th.