Police Department

About Us

Welcome to the official website of the East Rutherford Police Department we encourage you to explore the various links, we have posted much information and many forms here.

The East Rutherford Police Department is a New Jersey Civil Service law enforcement agency located in southern Bergen County 7 miles from midtown Manhattan. We are currently staffed with 37 full time police officers and provide full police protection 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to an ever evolving borough of approximately 9,000 residents and hundreds of thousands of visitors to events at the Meadowlands Sports Complex and American Dream Meadowlands. We also have 4 major state highways within our jurisdiction including, Route 3, Route 17, Route 120 and the New Jersey Turnpike. Our Dispatch Center provides full 24 hour emergency services dispatching for all police, fire and EMS assets.

Mission Statement

The people of East Rutherford and our visitors are the reason we are here. As a department, we are committed to providing a department which demonstrates the modern advances in police technology and science while never forgetting that interpersonal contact is what makes a department and community work. We will continually strive to work with you by showing commitment to:

  • Community Partnerships: We pledge to work together to identify and solve community problems before criminal behavior occurs.
  • Ethical Behavior: The people of East Rutherford must view our department as one which they trust and turn to without limitations. This trust is built by maintaining a department which displays the highest ideals of honesty and integrity which carries over to our decision making process. We are committed to this ideal.
  • Attitude: As a law enforcement agency we will respect individual rights while showing compassion, fairness, and understanding to those which we serve.
  • Service: We are here to serve. Whether responding to calls for service or helping to solve community problems, we will serve with the highest degree of professionalism.

Key Contacts




(201) 438-0165 Ext. 115

Deputy Chief


(201) 438-0165 Ext. 124