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North Plainfield Police Officers Utilize Body Worn Cameras


 

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)
Sunday 9 May 2021
All day
Mother's Day
Monday 10 May 2021
5:00PM
Shade Tree Advisory Board
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Meet the Author: Michael Aaron Rockland
7:30PM
Council Meeting
Tuesday 11 May 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
UrbEx 101: Investigating Abandoned New Jersey
Wednesday 12 May 2021
6:30PM - 8:00PM
Penelope The Powerful Parrot
7:00PM - 8:00PM
The Beatles: From Liverpool to Abbey Road
7:00PM
Planning Board
Thursday 13 May 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Meet the Author: Michael C. Gabriele
7:30PM
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Monday 17 May 2021
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Tax Day
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Meet the Author: Garrett M. Graff
Tuesday 18 May 2021
7:30PM
Parks & Rec Meeting
Wednesday 19 May 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
The Art of Crossword Puzzle Construction
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
7:30PM
Board of Education
Thursday 20 May 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
A Virtual Visit with Charles Lindbergh
Friday 21 May 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Gut Health: Presented by Dr. Cedrick Batchateu
Saturday 22 May 2021
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Food Bank Open Today
Monday 24 May 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Picturing America
7:30PM
Council Meeting
Tuesday 25 May 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Meet the Author: Stephen Puleo
7:00PM
Municipal Alliance/Youth Services Meeting
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
Wednesday 26 May 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
A Virtual Trip to Alaska
7:00PM
Planning Board
Thursday 27 May 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
The Early Days of Television
Saturday 29 May 2021
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Food Bank Open Today
Sunday 30 May 2021
12:30PM
Neighbors Feeding Neighbors
Monday 31 May 2021
All day
Memorial Day - Borough Hall and Schools Closed
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Memorial Day Ceremony
Tuesday 1 June 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
How To Clean Up, Edit, and Share Your Photo Collection
7:30PM
Board of Education
Wednesday 2 June 2021
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
7:30PM
Greenbrook Flood Control Commission
Thursday 3 June 2021
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
7:00PM - 8:00PM
The Spotted Lanternfly
Friday 4 June 2021
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Six Pillars of Brain Health
Saturday 5 June 2021
8:00AM - 12:00PM
E-Waste Drop-off
8:00AM - 2:00PM
First Saturday Drop-off
9:00AM - 4:00PM
Borough-Wide Yard Sale
Sunday 6 June 2021
9:00AM - 4:00PM
Borough-Wide Yard Sale
Tuesday 8 June 2021
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Historic Houses for Contemporary Lives
Wednesday 9 June 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Highlights of Central Park
7:00PM
Planning Board
Thursday 10 June 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Meet the Author: Kathleen Butler
Friday 11 June 2021
7:00PM
Flag Retirement Ceremony
Monday 14 June 2021
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Flag Day
5:00PM
Shade Tree Advisory Board
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Nature Photography and Ideas Beyond the Capture
7:30PM
Council Meeting
Tuesday 15 June 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Miss Bugbee and the Palisaders
7:30PM
Parks & Rec Meeting
7:30PM
Library Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday 16 June 2021
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
7:30PM
Board of Education
Thursday 17 June 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
When the News Finally Came: Remembering Juneteenth
Saturday 19 June 2021
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Juneteenth
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Food Bank Open Today
Sunday 20 June 2021
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American Eagle Day
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Summer Begins!
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Father's Day
Monday 21 June 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Meet the Author: James J.Gigantino II
Tuesday 22 June 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Fred Astaire: An American Icon
7:00PM
Municipal Alliance/Youth Services Meeting
Wednesday 23 June 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Gardens of the Scottish Highlands
7:00PM
Planning Board
Thursday 24 June 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
BFFs: Man and Dog in the Classical World
Friday 25 June 2021
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Princeton: The Nation’s Capital 1783
Saturday 26 June 2021
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Food Bank Open Today
Sunday 27 June 2021
12:30PM
Neighbors Feeding Neighbors
Monday 28 June 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Photographing In and Around New Jersey
7:30PM
Council Meeting
8:00PM
Summer Camp Begins!!
Tuesday 29 June 2021
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
Wednesday 30 June 2021
7:00PM - 8:00PM
Meet the Author: Pegi Ballister - Howells
Thursday 1 July 2021
6:00PM
Architectural Design Review Board
Sunday 4 July 2021
All day
Independence Day
11:00AM - 12:00PM
4th of July Parade
Monday 5 July 2021
All day
Independence Day Observed Borough hall Closed
Wednesday 7 July 2021
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
Saturday 10 July 2021
8:00AM - 12:00PM
E-Waste Drop-off
8:00AM - 2:00PM
First Saturday Drop-off
5:00PM
Community Day - Fireworks
Sunday 11 July 2021
5:00PM
Rain Date - Community Day - Fireworks
Monday 12 July 2021
5:00PM
Shade Tree Advisory Board
7:30PM
Council Meeting
Wednesday 14 July 2021
7:00PM
Planning Board
7:30PM
Outdoor Summer Concert Series
Saturday 17 July 2021
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Food Bank Open Today
Tuesday 20 July 2021
7:30PM
Parks & Rec Meeting
Wednesday 21 July 2021
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
7:30PM
Outdoor Summer Concert Series
Saturday 24 July 2021
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Food Bank Open Today
Sunday 25 July 2021
12:30PM
Neighbors Feeding Neighbors
Tuesday 27 July 2021
7:00PM
Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
Wednesday 28 July 2021
7:00PM
Planning Board
7:30PM
Outdoor Summer Concert Series
Wednesday 4 August 2021
7:00PM
Board of Adjustment
7:30PM
Outdoor Summer Concert Series

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