PATROL DIVISION
Commander Lieutenant Edward Ciempola
TRAFFIC SAFETY
Sergeant Dennis Kardos

The Patrol Division of the North Plainfield Police Department is staffed by two platoons each consisting of 3 sergeants and 12 patrol officers, 4 civilian dispatchers and 1 Sergeant and 1 Patrolman assigned to the Traffic Safety Division.

Officers begin their careers in the Patrol Division after receiving initial training from a police academy recognized by the New Jersey Police Training Commission. Upon graduation from the police academy, new officers are assigned to a Field Training Officer for 2 months. The new officers expand the basic knowledge gained from the academy and are eligible for lone patrol duty after successfully completing the Field Training Program.

Uniformed officers assigned to the Patrol Division have the primary responsibility of answering calls for service from the public, as well as engaging in preventive patrol within all districts in the borough. The patrol officers are alert for criminal activity and traffic violations that require immediate enforcement action. Patrol officers are also responsible for preliminary criminal investigations including completing various reports, identifying victims and violators, making arrests at the scene, identification and collection of evidence, and testifying in judicial proceedings. The North Plainfield Police Department engages in an extensive ongoing training program so officers are better trained to respond to the needs of the public.

The Traffic Safety Division, which is under the command of the Patrol Division, has the primary responsibility of enforcing traffic violations, conducting traffic surveys, utilizing specialized equipment such as the mobile radar trailer and traffic counters, and investigating serious and fatal motor vehicle accidents. The Sergeant and Patrolman assigned to this division is highly trained in the investigation of motor vehicle crashes, and is constantly updating this training.

NPPD Accreditation
North Plainfield - 1630 AM Radio
Town Meetings
Tuesday 23 July 2019
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission
Wednesday 24 July 2019
7:00PM
Planning Board
Thursday 1 August 2019
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Wednesday 7 August 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Monday 12 August 2019
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Cancelled - Shade Tree Advisory Board Meeting
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Wednesday 14 August 2019
7:00PM
Planning Board

Community Events
Saturday 20 July 2019
10:30AM - 11:45AM
Creative Crafts: Fabric Wall Art
8:30PM - 10:30PM
Outdoor Movie Night!
Monday 22 July 2019
7:00PM - 8:15PM
Django, Jazz and Bluegrass: Featuring Blue Jersey Band
Thursday 25 July 2019
2:00PM - 7:00PM
Farmers Market Today!
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes
Saturday 27 July 2019
10:00AM - 3:00PM
Cancelled - Christmas in July
Tuesday 30 July 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Knit & Crochet
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Alzheimer's Disease & Related Dementia Seminar
Wednesday 31 July 2019
7:30PM
Mayor's Outdoor Concert Series
Thursday 1 August 2019
2:00PM - 7:00PM
Farmers Market Today!
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes
Tuesday 6 August 2019
6:00PM - 9:00PM
National Night Out
Wednesday 7 August 2019
7:30PM
Mayor's Outdoor Concert Series
Thursday 8 August 2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Book Discussion
2:00PM - 7:00PM
Farmers Market Today!
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes
Saturday 10 August 2019
10:00AM - 4:30PM
AARP Smart Driver Course
Tuesday 13 August 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Knit & Crochet
Wednesday 14 August 2019
7:30PM
Mayor's Outdoor Concert Series
Thursday 15 August 2019
2:00PM - 7:00PM
Farmers Market Today!
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes
7:15PM - 8:30PM
Book Discussion
Saturday 17 August 2019
10:30AM - 11:45AM
Creative Crafts: Tiny Terrariums

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