Police Department

Mission & Purpose

The East Orange Police Department is a community oriented police agency. The department is committed to the concept of Community Policing and as such is committed to excellence in response to the needs of all our citizens.

The East Orange Police Department exists to serve all the people within the community in a professional and ethical manner. The department recognizes that integrity is the foundation of our profession. We will endeavor to preserve and safeguard the public trust by adhering to the highest standards of performance and ethical practice.


Those that are challenged by physical, emotional or health considerations, all those who have chosen an alternative life style, all religions, all ages, all colors, all creeds, and all nationalities. Discrimination toward any person or group will not be tolerated in any form by the East Orange Police Department.

Equal Protection Under the Law
All persons in this city have value and dignity. While all are required to obey the law, all shall receive equal protection under the law.
  1. Tips Hotlines
  2. Records Bureau
  3. D.A.R.E.
In an effort to better protect and serve the community, the Police Department has instituted two “Tips” telephone lines.

All calls will be kept confidential.

Hotline Numbers

  • For suspected criminal activity citizens should call 973-266-5041.
    • This hot line number is monitored twenty-fours hours a day.
  • For quality of life issues such as loud music, loitering, etc. call 973-266-5055.