|Chief: Donald C. Giannone|
|Acting Police Chief: Paul M. Tiernan|
|Phone:||Non-emergencies: (201) 837-2600|
|Police Department: (201) 837-2600|
|Community Policing: (201) 837-8759|
|Detective Bureau: (201) 837-2565|
|Juvenile Bureau: (201) 833-0495|
|Identification Bureau: (201) 837-2573|
|Police Records: (201) 837-2551|
|Emergency Management: (201) 837-2600|
|Address:||900 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666|
Community Policing Bureau: Each neighborhood in Teaneck has a specific Community Policing Officer assigned to it. Residents may call the Bureau to speak with "their" police officer. Bureau members are available to speak with residents about organizing block watches, personal safety and neighborhood concerns. Residents are encouraged to call the Bureau for information about the summer "Junior Police Academy." The Academy is open to Township children between the ages of 11 and 16. The children spend five days learning about various aspects of police and public safety work. Adults are invited to join the "Citizen's Police Academy." Community Policing Officers may be contacted at (201) 837-8759.
Detective Bureau: A member of the Narcotics Squad is available to speak with individuals or groups explaining the dangers of alcohol, inhalants, narcotics, depressants, cocaine and marijuana use. Members of the Bureau's Burglary Squad are available to provide home and business security surveys. The Detective Bureau may be contacted at (201) 837-2565.
Traffic Bureau: The Bureau may be contacted for residents to request that the radar trailer be placed on their street. This trailer shows oncoming traffic the posted speed limit and compares it with the speed that they are traveling at. After a few days the trailer is removed, and officers with radar enforce the posted speed limit. The Traffic Bureau may be contacted at (201) 837- 2600, extension 282.
Service Bureau: The Bureau processes applications for Firearm Permits, ID Cards, alarm registrations, bicycle registrations as well as for liquor license identification cards. An engraver tool is available to the public for engraving identification information on valuables. The Service Bureau may be contacted at (201) 837-2573.
Juvenile Bureau: Members are available to present lectures on a wide variety of topics related to the Juvenile Justice System or any juvenile related issue. The DARE Officer, a specialist in the field of drug awareness and prevention, will present a program for any group at any age level. The Bureau also offers assistance to runaways, providing runaways with transportation home, conference calls, and 24 hour crisis intervention for youths at risk. The Juvenile Bureau may be contacted at (201) 833-0495.
Emergency: The Teaneck Police Department is a public safety answering and dispatch point for 9-1-1 and will get you a quick response from public safety providers.
Crime Stoppers: Money is given to individuals for providing information which leads to a criminal arrest. All calls are kept strictly confidential and the caller may remain anonymous. Crime Stoppers may be contacted at (201) 833-4222.
During 2002 the Patrol Division drove a total of 535,573 miles. During this year, 4,484 summonses for moving violations, and 7,883 summonses for parking violations were issued, of which 498 were issued for violations of the Township's Snow Ordinance. A total of 1,502 accident investigations were conducted resulting in the issuance of 391 summonses. In 2002, 36 DWI arrests were made.
The Police Department responded to 97,553 calls for service resulting in 15,341 reports. Of these calls for service the Department responded to 27 calls for animal bites, 361 fire calls and 2,514 calls for first aid. The Department made 1,175 adult arrests of which 171 arrests were for other departments and 40 arrests for violations of Township ordinances. Officers located 183 unsecured premises and impounded 569 vehicles.
The Service Bureau collected $10,970 in alarm registration fees as well as $6,190 in false alarm fines. An additional $11,237 in miscellaneous fees, $500 in pre- paid bank escort fees, and $7,547 in identification fees were also collected.
The Detective Bureau's three squads (General Investigations, Narcotics, Burglary), conducted more than twenty five hundred investigations during 2002. In addition to investigating crimes, the Detective Bureau offered crime prevention surveys and conducted educational seminars aimed at drug and alcohol prevention in 2002. The Bureau again participated in the "Cops in Shops" program which is designed to deter the sale of alcohol to minors. In addition, the Bureau worked closely with the "Tri-Community Crime Stoppers" program. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 dollars for information leading to an arrest or conviction. The Bureau thoroughly investigates all calls received on the Crime Stoppers tip line. All callers remain anonymous.
In 2003, the focus will continue to be on hometown security. The Bureau will work in conjunction with Federal, State and County officials to ensure the highest level of security for our residents. The Teaneck Police Department maintains a liaison to the Office of Counter Terrorism. Intelligence information is received and evaluated on a daily basis.
The Juvenile Bureau continued its work in 2002 to protect children from child abuse and neglect, to provide them with a safe environment in their school and their community and to prevent them from taking drugs, joining gangs or participating in any inappropriate or illegal behavior. The Bureau worked in conjunction with other agencies such as Crisis Intervention, the Division of Family Services and the Juvenile Court System to ensure that needy juveniles obtained the assistance and direction necessary to mature into productive adults.
During 2002, the mission of the Traffic Bureau continued to be the safe maneuverability of pedestrians and motorists throughout the Township. As a result; the Traffic Bureau maintained a variety of statistical information which was used in determining what solutions were best suited for the specific traffic concern including education, enforcement or engineering. The Bureau continued to address concerns of pedestrian safety through the School Crossing Guard Program, Pedestrian Safety Grant Program, School Bus Task Force, radar enforcement and intersection evaluations.
The Traffic Bureau increased DWI awareness, in 2002, by educating motorists through presentations of "Stoned Cold" DWI Reenactment, Drunk Driving Enforcement Fund and Sabers and Roses. In addition, the Traffic Bureau added the "New Driver Program" to the list of educational programs offered in 2002. Additional areas of focus for the Traffic Bureau included DWI Sobriety Checkpoints, DWI Roving Patrols, Bicycle Helmet Awareness Program, accident investigations, DMV Inspection Sticker Road Checks and details to follow up on citizen complaints.
During 2002, the Community Policing Bureau continued to foster relationships with and educate residents about contemporary crime issues. The Bureau initiated a program called Community Anti-Terrorism Training or C.A. T. Eyes. This program is designed to assist local communities in combating terrorism by enhancing neighborhood security, heightening the community's powers of observation and encouraging mutual assistance and concern among neighbors. Anyone wishing to find out more about the variety of programs and services offered by the Department may call (201) 837-8759.