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Paterson Police Department


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About this picture: The Honorable Mayor Jose “joey” Torres and Police Director Jerry Speziale proudly announce that the recent group of twenty‐five (25) police recruits hired on July 21, 2014 will formally graduate the police academy on Friday; December 19, 2014. 
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Welcome to the Paterson Police Department's Interactive Website. The Paterson Police Department is the largest accredited Police Department in the State of New Jersey. The men and women of the Paterson Police Department have dedicated their lives to protecting you and your families through law enforcement and there is no quality of life if our homes and neighborhoods aren't safe and our children and seniors are left unprotected. 


Anonymous TIPS Submission   

Both our Mobile APP & website provide fully anonymous tips submission and increase our community involvement in solving or preventing crimes; Each tip is encrypted to protect the source identity and Anonymity confirmed by FBI testing.
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Community Alerts

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Paterson Alert System

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Our Leadership

Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres 
Mayor Jose 'joey' Torres is the 46th Mayor of the City of Paterson. In May, 2014 he was elected Mayor of the City of Paterson for a third term.  As the Mayor of the third largest city in New Jersey, he aims to crack down on crime, improve our schools, increase City wide healthcare services and promote the City's economic growth and renaissance.

Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale
Police Director for the Paterson Police Department with a staff of (400) sworn and (125) civilians. The City of Paterson is the 2nd most densely populated City in the United States with 165,000 residents, among 56 different ethnic and religious backgrounds in an area of 8.6 square miles. 

Acting Police Chief William Fraher
Chief William G. Fraher was appointed to the Paterson Police Department on January of 1975, where he proceeded to move up the ranks and work in every division within the Paterson Police Department. 

Eyes On Paterson

Keep your family, friends and our community safe by adding your  surveillance cameras and signing up for “Eyes On Paterson” initiative.

Eyes On Paterson

Paterson Police Department is partnering with the community to safe guard Paterson by keeping our Eyes On Paterson.  Together we can make Paterson Safer. Simply follow these two steps to add your surveillance camera(s):

  1. Complete the form regarding your surveillance camera(s). 

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