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
Wednesday 18 September 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Cancelled - Board of Adjustment
Thursday 19 September 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Cancelled - Economic Development Committee Meeting
Monday 23 September 2019
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday 24 September 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Municipal Alliance/Youth Services Meeting
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Comm - VENUE CHANGE
Wednesday 25 September 2019
7:00PM
Planning Board
Wednesday 2 October 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 3 October 2019
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Monday 7 October 2019
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Shade Tree Advisory Board Meeting
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Wednesday 9 October 2019
7:00PM
Planning Board
Tuesday 15 October 2019
7:30PM
Board Of Parks And Recreation Committee
Wednesday 16 October 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment

Community Events
Wednesday 18 September 2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Resume and Job Search Assistance
Thursday 19 September 2019
2:00PM - 7:00PM
Farmers Market Last Day
7:15PM - 8:30PM
Book Discussion
Saturday 21 September 2019
All day
Fall Clean Community Day
Monday 23 September 2019
All day
Fall Begins
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Tuesday 24 September 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Knit & Crochet
Saturday 28 September 2019
9:30AM - 4:30PM
North Plainfield Fall Festival
Monday 30 September 2019
All day
ROSH HASHANA
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Tuesday 1 October 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Writer's Group
Wednesday 2 October 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Passport Services
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Bollywood Dance Class
Saturday 5 October 2019
12:00PM - 3:00PM
Senior Picnic
Monday 7 October 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Tuesday 8 October 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Knit & Crochet
Wednesday 9 October 2019
All day
YOM KIPPUR
Thursday 10 October 2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Book Discussion
Saturday 12 October 2019
10:00AM - 2:00PM
NP Girl Scouts Recycling Event
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Weekend Journey Through The Past
Sunday 13 October 2019
12:00PM - 4:00PM
Weekend Journey Through The Past
Monday 14 October 2019
All day
Columbus Day - Borough Hall Closed
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Tuesday 15 October 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Writer's Group
Wednesday 16 October 2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Resume and Job Search Assistance
Thursday 17 October 2019
11:00AM - 6:30PM
Hispanic Heritage Open House
7:15PM - 8:30PM
Book Discussion

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