Police Department

Glenn M. O'Reilly

Chief of Police

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The Teaneck Police Department celebrated its 100th year anniversary on June 1,  2014.  In May of 1914, Jesson Witham and William Jahnes were appointed as police officers.  They were instructed to report for duty at 10 a.m. on Monday June 1, 1914.  Thus on June 1, 1914, the residents of Teaneck had their first full-time paid police department which was to grow from this two man department into an authorized strength of ninety-six in 2014.  They were further instructed to "preserve public peace, prevent crime, detect and arrest offenders, protect rights of persons and property, suppress disorder in public places, enforce ordinances, serve notices, papers, etc."  In our current mission statement, the prose is somewhat different - it takes into consideration the value of working with our diverse community, but our core mission remains unchanged.  The mission of the department today is "to safeguard the lives and property of the people they serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety, while working with diverse communities to improve their quality of life.  Members of the department are committed to the highest ethical standards and to providing public services with honor, integrity and respect."

The department is further charged with the prevention and solving of crimes.  Their objective is to work in partnership with the community to achieve a high sense of security.  The department strives to promote community partnerships and to elevate the level of public safety through public education, continuous training, technology, and law enforcement.

The Teaneck Police Department has received National Recognition from The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and is Accredited by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police.  The department has an authorized strength of 96 sworn officers, including the Chief, and is divided into three divisions; Operations, Investigations, and Service.  Additionally, the department has an authorized strength of 9 dispatchers, 6 civilian support staff members, 3 Parking Enforcement Officers, 25 school crossing guards, and 15 Auxiliary Police volunteers.

In 2016, the Teaneck Police Department received 48,224 calls for service, in which 1,945 were 9-1-1 calls. Those calls resulted in the filing of 6,209 police reports.

Police made 698 arrests, including 36 arrests for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).

In 2016, members of the department drove approximately 212,541 miles patrolling township streets, issued 16,577 motor vehicle summonses, including 6,857 moving violations and 9,720 parking violations.  Of those summonses, 245 were for violation of the Township's Snow Emergency Ordinance and 234 were for violation of the Cellular Phone statute.

Additionally, 2,051 accident investigations were conducted and 270 vehicles were impounded.

Emergency: Any request for an emergency response from police, fire or ambulance can be made by dialing 9-1-1. This number should be used for EMERGENCIES ONLY.

Non-emergency: Any request for non-emergency calls to the Teaneck Police Department may be made to (201) 837-2600.

List of Bureaus: To speak with a member or a specific bureau, please dial (201) 837-2600 and listen for the appropriate prompt.  Or you may dial any of the direct numbers listed on the bottom of this page.

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Police Headquarters
900 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666

Phone :

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