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North Plainfield Police Officers Utilize Body Worn Cameras


 

The North Plainfield Police Department is Somerset County's first Accredited Agency. We earned that coveted status in December of 2006. Agencies must be Re-Accredited every 3 years. We have continued our success receiving Re-Accreditation, December 2009, December 2012, December 2015 and we became only the second agency in the State to receive a 4th Re-Accreditation in March of 2019. "We are so proud of all of our dedicated officers, they are the individuals that earned this coveted status. said Chief William Parenti."

Accred

Accreditation demonstrates the professional achievements of the men and women of this Department. This recognition further demonstrates our collective dedication to excellence in professional Law Enforcement. By voluntarily meeting New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission standards, the North Plainfield Police Department has shown itself willing to be held to a higher level of professionalism, building trust between the Department and the citizens it serves

MISSION STATEMENT:

My top priority is to provide equal opportunity policing for everyone that lives, works or passes through North Plainfield. By this I mean Law Enforcement Services will be fair, honest, and without bias. With the help of government and the members of the Police Department, I hope to build a mutual respect with all of our residents and business people. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani once said, “A town in which an increasing number of people respect and are willing to accommodate the rights of others is a community that is moving in a progressive direction." My goal is to move the Police Department in a progressive direction.

The North Plainfield Police are trying to instill our belief in community policing and establish a confidence that “we as police officers, care more about your well-being than your immigration status, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.” In many communities across New Jersey, the relationship between members of the community and law enforcement is strained. Our mission as police officers is to prevent and solve crimes. That goal would be virtually impossible to do effectively if witnesses or victims had some reluctance to come forward. We have no concern about a person's immigration status and we do not ask that question of a victim or witness. It is imperative that law enforcement maintain the trust and support of the people they serve.

A high priority is placed on initial screening and training of our employees. A continuing in-service training program is designed to keep us current with modern law enforcement practices. We aim to combine high personal ethics, quality training, and perseverance to provide the best possible service to the people of North Plainfield.

 

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North Plainfield Police Webpage

ChiefParenti

It is truly an honor and privilege to serve as Chief of Police for North Plainfield. Our Borough is unique with its diverse population and the police department is comprised of some of the finest people in law enforcement. My goals and objectives are quite simple; I want to make North Plainfield the safest place to live, work, play and visit. I thank Mayor Michael Giordano, Jr. for having the confidence and trust in me to do this job and I pledge to do my best in serving the residents of North Plainfield, its government, and the police department.

I am always available to any person or group that would like to meet or talk with me. The people and civic groups I meet with are all committed to improving the relationship with our police officers. “When community leaders collaborate and understand the role of police in certain situations and there is a belief that the police will conduct a proper and transparent investigation into the events or actions of an officer, all of us will benefit.” Peaceful discussions and debate often lead to policy changes. Policing needs to reflect the necessities of their community. I hope you find our web presence useful and informative.

Sincerely,

William G. Parenti


Chief of Police:

William G. Parenti
Captain/Executive Officer: Alan McKay
Administrative Assistant: Jen Bartholomew
North Plainfield - 1630 AM Radio
Upcoming Events (90 Days)
Monday 28 September 2020
All day
YOM KIPPUR
7:30PM
Cancelled - Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday 29 September 2020
10:30AM - 7:30PM
Digitizing Somerset County's Hispanic Heritage: In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Elizabeth Cady Stanton: All Men and Women are Created Equal
Wednesday 30 September 2020
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Women Painters in Paris: Cassatt, Morisot, and Valadon
Thursday 1 October 2020
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Creating a Dynamic Job Portfolio Presented by Jan Goodman
Saturday 3 October 2020
All day
1st Day of Sukkot
8:00AM - 2:00PM
First Saturday Drop-off
12:00PM - 3:00PM
Senior Picnic
Tuesday 6 October 2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
FLU SHOT CLINIC
10:30AM - 7:30PM
Digitizing Somerset County's Hispanic Heritage: In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month
Wednesday 7 October 2020
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Virtual Book Discussion Salon "The Hound of Baskervilles" by Arthur Conan Doyle
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Monday 12 October 2020
All day
Columbus Day - Borough Hall Closed
Tuesday 13 October 2020
10:30AM - 7:30PM
Digitizing Somerset County's Hispanic Heritage: In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Wednesday 14 October 2020
7:00PM
Planning Board
Thursday 15 October 2020
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Democracy and Decentralization The Evolving American Electoral Process
Friday 16 October 2020
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Medicare: What You Need to Know Presented by Justin Lubenow
Saturday 17 October 2020
9:00AM - 2:00PM
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day
7:00PM - 10:00PM
Cancelled - Optimist Club Wine Tasting
Monday 19 October 2020
5:00PM
Shade Tree Commission
Tuesday 20 October 2020
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Stranger Stop and Cast an Eye An Introduction to New Jersey's Historic Burial Grounds
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
7:30PM
Board Of Parks And Recreation Committee
Wednesday 21 October 2020
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Job Skills Needed Today
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Sunday 25 October 2020
1:00PM
Halloween Parade
Monday 26 October 2020
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday 27 October 2020
7:00PM - 8:00PM
The Origins of Halloween and Witches - Presented by Jeff Kampf
Wednesday 28 October 2020
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Passport Services
7:00PM
Planning Board
Thursday 29 October 2020
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Hail to the Chief: A Brief History of the American Presidents
Friday 30 October 2020
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Types and Styles of Yoga - Part III Presented by Mythri Menon
Saturday 31 October 2020
All day
Halloween!
Sunday 1 November 2020
2:00AM
Daylight Savings Time Ends 2am
Tuesday 3 November 2020
2:00AM
ELECTION DAY - Borough Hall Open
Wednesday 4 November 2020
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 5 November 2020
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Saturday 7 November 2020
8:00AM - 2:00PM
First Saturday Drop-off
Monday 9 November 2020
All day
VETERANS DAY - Borough Hall Closed
5:00PM
Shade Tree Commission
Wednesday 11 November 2020
All day
1st Day of Chanukah
7:00PM
Planning Board
Monday 16 November 2020
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday 17 November 2020
7:30PM
Board Of Parks And Recreation Committee
7:30PM
Library Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday 18 November 2020
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Tuesday 24 November 2020
7:00PM
Municipal Alliance/Youth Services Meeting
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
Wednesday 25 November 2020
7:00PM
Planning Board
Thursday 26 November 2020
All day
THANKSGIVING - Borough Hall Closed
Friday 27 November 2020
All day
THANKSGIVING - Borough Hall Closed
Sunday 29 November 2020
4:00PM
Tree Lighting and Santa Comes to Town
Wednesday 2 December 2020
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 3 December 2020
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Saturday 5 December 2020
8:00AM - 2:00PM
First Saturday Drop-off
Sunday 6 December 2020
4:00PM
Tree Lighting and Santa Comes to Town
Wednesday 9 December 2020
7:00PM
Planning Board
Thursday 10 December 2020
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Monday 14 December 2020
5:00PM
Shade Tree Commission
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday 15 December 2020
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
Wednesday 16 December 2020
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Monday 21 December 2020
All day
WINTER BEGINS!
Wednesday 23 December 2020
7:00PM
Planning Board
Thursday 24 December 2020
All day
CHRISTMAS EVE - Borough Hall Closed
Friday 25 December 2020
All day
CHRISTMAS - Borough Hall Closed
Saturday 26 December 2020
All day
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