PATROL DIVISION
Commander Lieutenant Edward Ciempola
TRAFFIC SAFETY
Sergeant Dennis Kardos

The Patrol Division of the North Plainfield Police Department is staffed by two platoons each consisting of 3 sergeants and 12 patrol officers, 4 civilian dispatchers and 1 Sergeant and 1 Patrolman assigned to the Traffic Safety Division.

Officers begin their careers in the Patrol Division after receiving initial training from a police academy recognized by the New Jersey Police Training Commission. Upon graduation from the police academy, new officers are assigned to a Field Training Officer for 2 months. The new officers expand the basic knowledge gained from the academy and are eligible for lone patrol duty after successfully completing the Field Training Program.

Uniformed officers assigned to the Patrol Division have the primary responsibility of answering calls for service from the public, as well as engaging in preventive patrol within all districts in the borough. The patrol officers are alert for criminal activity and traffic violations that require immediate enforcement action. Patrol officers are also responsible for preliminary criminal investigations including completing various reports, identifying victims and violators, making arrests at the scene, identification and collection of evidence, and testifying in judicial proceedings. The North Plainfield Police Department engages in an extensive ongoing training program so officers are better trained to respond to the needs of the public.

The Traffic Safety Division, which is under the command of the Patrol Division, has the primary responsibility of enforcing traffic violations, conducting traffic surveys, utilizing specialized equipment such as the mobile radar trailer and traffic counters, and investigating serious and fatal motor vehicle accidents. The Sergeant and Patrolman assigned to this division is highly trained in the investigation of motor vehicle crashes, and is constantly updating this training.

NPPD Accreditation
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Town Meetings
Thursday 31 January 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Wednesday 6 February 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Green Brook Flood Control Commission
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment
Thursday 7 February 2019
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Monday 11 February 2019
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Shade Tree Advisory Board Meeting
7:30PM
Regular Council Meeting
Wednesday 13 February 2019
7:00PM
Planning Board
Tuesday 19 February 2019
7:30PM
Board Of Parks And Recreation Committee
Wednesday 20 February 2019
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Board of Adjustment

Community Events
Saturday 26 January 2019
9:00AM - 12:00PM
MLK Day of Service - Canned Food & Sock Drive
Monday 28 January 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Thursday 31 January 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes
Saturday 2 February 2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Winter Crafts
11:30AM - 1:00PM
Optimist Club Super Heroes Luncheon
Monday 4 February 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Tuesday 5 February 2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Computer Help
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE)
Wednesday 6 February 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Passport Services
Thursday 7 February 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes
Sunday 10 February 2019
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Music at The Mansion with Sean Gough
Monday 11 February 2019
7:00PM - 8:00PM
English Conversation Group
Tuesday 12 February 2019
All day
Lincoln's Birthday
Thursday 14 February 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes
Sunday 17 February 2019
4:00PM - 6:00PM
Clelbration of Black History
Monday 18 February 2019
All day
Presidents Day - Borough Hall and Schools Closed
Tuesday 19 February 2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Free Health Screenings
Thursday 21 February 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Citizenship Classes

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