About the Elmwood Park Police Department

Our goal is positive community relations. Every encounter with a member of the public is an opportunity to strengthen police/community relations.

Elmwood Park Police Department:
Sworn to Protect and Serve Elmwood Park, New Jersey

The Elmwood Park Police Department was first organized in the 1920's. At the time, Elmwood Park was known as East Paterson. William Bulmer served as the first Chief of Police.

The Elmwood Park Police Department is currently located at 182 Market Street, Elmwood Park, NJ, 07407. The agency currently employees 47 sworn officers, 9 Special police officers, 5 civilian dispatchers, and 3 civilian records room clerks.

In 2016 the department became an accredited law enforcement agency recognized by the New Jersey State Association of Chief’s of Police. In 2019, the department was successful in its first re-accreditation which is required every 3 years.

Elmwood Park is bordered by the City of Paterson, the Borough of Fair Lawn, the Borough of Garfield, the City of Clifton, and the Township of Saddle Brook.

The breakdown of personnel by rank is as follows:

  • 1 Chief
  • 3 Captains
  • 5 Lieutenants
  • 4 Sergeants
  • 5 Detectives
  • 29 Patrol Officers

There are three agency divisions. All division commanders report to Chief Michael Foligno as follows:

  • Patrol Division: Captain Frank Thorpe
  • Investigative Division: Captain Marc D'Amore
  • Operations Division: Captain Michael Kassai

The Elmwood Park Police Department has a full-time Narcotics Unit staffed by three Narcotics Detectives and 3 Patrol Officers.

The Elmwood Park Police Department provides its citizens with a full-time Community Policing Unit.

The Police motor pool includes Ford Explorers, Dodge Chargers, Dodge Durangos, and two Harley Davidson Motorcycles and a Humvee obtained from the United States Military.

Elmwood Park Police Department Humvee