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
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Town Meetings
Monday 25 March 2019
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday 26 March 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Municipal Alliance/Youth Services Meeting
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission
Wednesday 27 March 2019
7:00PM
Planning Board
Wednesday 3 April 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 4 April 2019
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Monday 8 April 2019
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Shade Tree Advisory Board Meeting
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Wednesday 10 April 2019
7:00PM
Planning Board
Tuesday 16 April 2019
7:30PM
Board Of Parks And Recreation Committee
Wednesday 17 April 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment

Community Events
Saturday 23 March 2019
2:00AM - 11:00PM
Poison Prevention Week
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Parks & Recreation Camp/Playground Sign-Ups
1:00PM - 3:00PM
St. Baldrick's Day
Thursday 28 March 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes
Saturday 30 March 2019
1:30PM - 4:30PM
Books Turned Movies Film Discussion
Sunday 31 March 2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM
NJ's Civil War Era Photography
Tuesday 2 April 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Writer's Group
Thursday 4 April 2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Book Discussion
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes
Saturday 6 April 2019
8:30AM - 11:30AM
Fishing Derby
Thursday 11 April 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes
Saturday 13 April 2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Easter Egg Hunt
Monday 15 April 2019
7:00AM - 7:00PM
Schools Closed this Week. Have Fun!
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Tuesday 16 April 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Writer's Group
Wednesday 17 April 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Alternatives, Inc at Np Library
Thursday 18 April 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes
7:15PM - 8:30PM
Book Discussion
Friday 19 April 2019
All day
Good Friday - Borough Hall Closed
Saturday 20 April 2019
All day
Passover Begins
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Cooking Class: Spiced Air-Fried Chickpeas
Sunday 21 April 2019
All day
Easter

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