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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 build mutual respect, and to provide equal opportunity policing for everyone that lives, works, or passes through the Borough of North Plainfield. By this I mean, Law Enforcement Services that will be fair, honest, and without bias.

The police department’s trustworthiness, comes from being a Welcoming and Inclusive Community. It is imperative that our residents and visitors feel safe, respected, and comfortable in being themselves, while also being able to express all aspects of their identities. We are a place where each person shares a mutual sense of belonging with our other members. Inclusion, as well as the appreciation of, and the valuing of human differences, creates an atmosphere that promotes a sense of belonging, so that everyone feels respected and valued for their uniqueness. It is home. A Proud Community.

The North Plainfield Police Department, wants to instill a belief in our community policing philosophy, and establish a confidence that “we as police officers, care more about your well-being than your immigration status, ethnicity, religion 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 protect life, property, and to solve crimes without bias. 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 the initial screening and training of all our employees, and a continuing in-service training program is designed to keep us current with modern law enforcement practices. Our goal is to combine high personal ethics, quality training, and perseverance, to provide the best possible policing to all citizens, as well as to the people of North Plainfield.

 

  Welcome to the
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 Lawrence La Ronde 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)
Tuesday 28 September 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Meet the Author: William E. Wallace
7:00PM
Municipal Alliance/Youth Services Meeting
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
Wednesday 29 September 2021
All day
FEMA INFO
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Frida Kahlo
Thursday 30 September 2021
3:00PM - 7:00PM
M.A.R.C and COOKOUT
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Governor Livingston, I Presume
Friday 1 October 2021
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Medicare and Medications Made Affordable
Saturday 2 October 2021
8:00AM - 12:00PM
E-Waste Drop-off
8:00AM - 2:00PM
First Saturday Drop-off
9:30AM - 11:30AM
Food Bank Open Today
Monday 4 October 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Reducing Your Breast Cancer Risk
Tuesday 5 October 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Mexican Art of the Hispanic Society
Wednesday 6 October 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
The Discovery of a Masterpiece
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
7:30PM
Greenbrook Flood Control Commission
Thursday 7 October 2021
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Meet the Author: F. Alexander Shipley
Friday 8 October 2021
10:30AM - 11:30AM
Using Virtual Resources to Plan Your Career
Saturday 9 October 2021
9:30AM - 11:30AM
Food Bank Open Today
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Monday 11 October 2021
All day
Columbus Day - Borough Hall Closed
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Online Job Searching
Tuesday 12 October 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
A Piet Oudolf Story
7:30PM
Council Meeting
Wednesday 13 October 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Meet the Author: Aviva Chomsky
7:00PM
Cancelled - Planning Board
Thursday 14 October 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Princeton Cemetery
Friday 15 October 2021
All day
Boss's Day
Saturday 16 October 2021
9:30AM - 11:30AM
Food Bank Open Today
Monday 18 October 2021
5:00PM
Shade Tree Advisory Board
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Legends of Liberty Hall
Tuesday 19 October 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
When There Were Witches
7:30PM
Parks & Rec Meeting
Wednesday 20 October 2021
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 21 October 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Understanding Medicare
Friday 22 October 2021
2:00PM - 3:30PM
Thyroid Health
Saturday 23 October 2021
9:30AM - 11:30AM
Food Bank Open Today
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Sin, Guilt, and Mercy: Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Poetic Justice
Monday 25 October 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Wild Bones of New Jersey
7:30PM
Council Meeting
Tuesday 26 October 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Mark Twain and the Supernatural
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
Wednesday 27 October 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Thirteen Reasons Why It’s Fun to Watch Hitchcock Films
7:00PM
Planning Board
Thursday 28 October 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
The Poisoned Glass: A Famous, Forgotten Murder
Saturday 30 October 2021
9:30AM - 11:30AM
Food Bank Open Today
Sunday 31 October 2021
All day
Halloween!
12:30PM
Neighbors Feeding Neighbors
Tuesday 2 November 2021
All day
ELECTION DAY - Borough Hall Open
Wednesday 3 November 2021
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 4 November 2021
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Saturday 6 November 2021
8:00AM - 12:00PM
E-Waste Drop-off
8:00AM - 2:00PM
First Saturday Drop-off
9:30AM - 11:30AM
Food Bank Open Today
Sunday 7 November 2021
All day
Daylight Saving Time Ends
Monday 8 November 2021
5:00PM
Shade Tree Advisory Board
Wednesday 10 November 2021
7:00PM
Cancelled - Planning Board
Thursday 11 November 2021
All day
Veterans Day
Saturday 13 November 2021
9:30AM - 11:30AM
Food Bank Open Today
Monday 15 November 2021
7:30PM
Council Meeting
Tuesday 16 November 2021
7:30PM
Parks & Rec Meeting
7:30PM
Library Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday 17 November 2021
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
Saturday 20 November 2021
9:30AM - 11:30AM
Food Bank Open Today
Tuesday 23 November 2021
7:00PM
Municipal Alliance/Youth Services Meeting
Wednesday 24 November 2021
7:00PM
Planning Board
Thursday 25 November 2021
All day
THANKSGIVING - Borough Hall Closed
Friday 26 November 2021
All day
Day After Thanksgiving - Borough Hall Closed
Saturday 27 November 2021
9:30AM - 11:30AM
Food Bank Open Today
Sunday 28 November 2021
12:30PM
Neighbors Feeding Neighbors
Monday 29 November 2021
All day
First Day Of Chanukah
Tuesday 30 November 2021
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
Wednesday 1 December 2021
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
7:30PM
Greenbrook Flood Control Commission
Thursday 2 December 2021
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Saturday 4 December 2021
8:00AM - 12:00PM
E-Waste Drop-off
8:00AM - 2:00PM
First Saturday Drop-off
9:30AM - 11:30AM
Food Bank Open Today
Sunday 5 December 2021
4:00PM - 6:00PM
Tree Lighting and Santa Comes to Town
Monday 6 December 2021
All day
Last Day Of Chanukah
Wednesday 8 December 2021
7:00PM
Cancelled - Planning Board
Thursday 9 December 2021
7:30PM
Economic Development Committee Meeting
7:30PM
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Saturday 11 December 2021
9:30AM - 11:30AM
Food Bank Open Today
Monday 13 December 2021
5:00PM
Shade Tree Advisory Board
7:30PM
Council Meeting
Wednesday 15 December 2021
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 16 December 2021
All day
Holiday Home Decorating Contest Begins
Saturday 18 December 2021
9:30AM - 11:30AM
Food Bank Open Today
Tuesday 21 December 2021
All day
First Day of Winter
7:30PM
Parks & Rec Meeting
Wednesday 22 December 2021
7:00PM
Planning Board
Friday 24 December 2021
All day
CHRISTMAS EVE - Borough Hall Closed
Saturday 25 December 2021
All day
CHRISTMAS DAY
Sunday 26 December 2021
All day
First Day of KWANZAA
12:30PM
Neighbors Feeding Neighbors

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