Criminal Investigation Division
Commander: Lieutenant Alan McKay
(908) 769-2922

General Investigations
Detective Sergeant Michael vonSpreckelsen (908) 769-2973
Detective Eugene Segeda (908) 769-2925

Juvenile Investigations
Detective Donald Everett (908) 769-2924
Detective Joseph Mazza (908) 769-2923

Community Policing Office
School Resource Officer: Detective Eric Fowler
Crime Prevention: Detective Albert Domizi (908) 769-2971
DARE & GREAT Programs/Bicycle Patrol

The Criminal Investigation Division of the North Plainfield Police Department consists of a Lieutenant, a Sergeant and 5 Detectives. 

There is one sergeant and one detective assigned to general investigations and two detectives to juvenile investigations. However all of the detectives are crossed trained and able to investigate matters outside their primary designation.

There are also two detectives with special designations of School Resource Officer, Crime Prevention Detective and Community Policing Officers.

As part of their assigned duties they also investigate certain matters brought to the attention of the police department.

Finally two officers are trained and certified in both the DARE and GREAT programs. These Officers conduct the department’s bicycle patrol in the summer months, supplementing the Patrol Division, and acting as eyes and ears on the street for the Investigative Division.

 
INVESTIGATIONS

It is the duty of the detectives to investigate unsolved criminal activity and pursue criminal complaints through the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office where the perpetrator has been determined.

In New Jersey violations of the state’s Criminal Code, (Title 2C), are divided into Crimes and Disorderly Person violations.

To compare this to our common law heritage, crimes are felonies, and disorderly person violations are misdemeanors. Generally Crimes are punishable by over a year in prison and disorderly person violations are under a year in prison. Crimes are further divided by degree. Crimes of the first degree being the most serious violations, on through crimes of the second, third and fourth degree, the fourth being the least serious. Crimes are adjudicated in Superior Court, (Somerville).

Disorderly Person violations are also subdivided into disorderly person violations and petty disorderly person violations. Unless part of a larger incident involving Crimes, disorderly person matters are adjudicated in North Plainfield Municipal Court.

Generally, police officers must see a disorderly person violation occur to make an arrest for it, although there are exceptions such as in domestic violence matters.

The detectives not only investigate unsolved criminal activity but also assist the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office in case preparation for trial. All matters involving an arrest for a crime of the first, second, third, or fourth degree are assigned a detective as a “case agent”. It is the responsibility of the case agent to prepare the case for trial. This may involve conducting interviews, taking sworn statements, processing evidence, and writing supplemental reports.

Members of the detective bureau have also participated with the Community Policing Office by speaking to members of the Board of Education, parents associations, the Senior Citizens Club, and law enforcement associations.

Besides investigating matters, and preparing cases for trial, each detective also serves in a contact capacity. Some of these contacts positions include but are not limited to: Narcotic Intelligence; Gang Intelligence; Terrorism Intelligence; Alcohol Beverage Law; Megan’s Law; and Somerset County Intelligence liaison.

If you ever have information you believe is related to criminal activity please contact a member of the Criminal Investigation Division so that we may speak with you. Working together, the residents of North Plainfield and the Police Department can make the community a safe place to live and enjoy.

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Town Meetings
Monday 25 March 2019
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday 26 March 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Municipal Alliance/Youth Services Meeting
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission
Wednesday 27 March 2019
7:00PM
Planning Board
Wednesday 3 April 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 4 April 2019
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Monday 8 April 2019
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Shade Tree Advisory Board Meeting
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Wednesday 10 April 2019
7:00PM
Planning Board
Tuesday 16 April 2019
7:30PM
Board Of Parks And Recreation Committee
Wednesday 17 April 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment

Community Events
Friday 22 March 2019
2:00AM - 11:00PM
Poison Prevention Week
Saturday 23 March 2019
2:00AM - 11:00PM
Poison Prevention Week
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Parks & Recreation Camp/Playground Sign-Ups
1:00PM - 3:00PM
St. Baldrick's Day
Thursday 28 March 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes
Saturday 30 March 2019
1:30PM - 4:30PM
Books Turned Movies Film Discussion
Sunday 31 March 2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM
NJ's Civil War Era Photography
Tuesday 2 April 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Writer's Group
Thursday 4 April 2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Book Discussion
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes
Saturday 6 April 2019
8:30AM - 11:30AM
Fishing Derby
Thursday 11 April 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes
Saturday 13 April 2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Easter Egg Hunt
Monday 15 April 2019
7:00AM - 7:00PM
Schools Closed this Week. Have Fun!
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Tuesday 16 April 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Writer's Group
Wednesday 17 April 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Alternatives, Inc at Np Library
Thursday 18 April 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes
7:15PM - 8:30PM
Book Discussion
Friday 19 April 2019
All day
Good Friday - Borough Hall Closed
Saturday 20 April 2019
All day
Passover Begins
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Cooking Class: Spiced Air-Fried Chickpeas

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