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Chief Joseph Madden

Welcome to the home of the Park Ridge Police Department!  We hope you enjoy our web site.  I have been Police Chief since November of 2007 and a member of the department since 1987.   During my tenure I have witnessed many changes in our community and our department.   We have always taken great pride in providing the residents of our community with the finest police services possible.    Our officers are always researching advances in technology to improve the services we can provide.  This web site is an example of the pride and expertise members of our department deliver on a consistent basis. 

     We are entering the Fall and Winter seasons and with them come important safety messages.  Burglaries are continuing in our area. Make sure to activate your security systems and lock all doors and windows.  Remember to lock the doors of any vehicles left in your driveway.  Do not leave your key fobs in your vehicles.  The criminals have technology that can locate the fob and steal your car in minutes.  Outdoor lighting also helps deter criminal activity.  We also provide vacant home checks for anyone going away on vacation.  Officers will stop by and check your house while you are away.   Stop down at headquarters and fill out a vacant home card.  I want to remind all of our residents to make sure to check the Community Policing section of our web site located in the drop down menu under the Department/Bureaus Section.  There are helpful hints to secure your home and we also offer to have an officer come to your house and complete a Home Security Survey.   Many other helpful hints are also found in this area. 

     The start of the Fall and Winter season means dangerous driving conditions.  Wet leaves, ice and snow create hazardous driving conditions.    Be aware of your surroundings when driving and don’t use cell phones to text or call.  My officers will be enforcing these violations on all of our roads.  Speeding and careless driving will not be tolerated.    Thank you again for taking the time to visit our cyber home.  If you have any questions about the site or want to contact me with any questions or concerns feel free to send an email to

2020 Junior Police Academy Cancelled

We regret to announce that the 2020 Junior Police Academy scheduled for June will be cancelled in the best interest of the children, instructors, and presenters.  We will take this time to improve our already successful program even more.  We WILL be back, stronger than ever.  We wish all of our Park Ridge families and friends the best!  If anyone has any questions or concerns, please contact Lt. James Babcock at




News & Announcements

Public Notice



The Park Ridge Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of its program to achieve accreditation by verifying that it meets recognized professional best practices.


Administered by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with best practice standards in five basic areas: the administrative function, the personnel function, the operations function, the investigative function, and the arrestee/detainee function.


Agency employees and the public are invited to offer comments by calling 201-391-5401, x-5250 on Monday, November 30, 2020 between the hours of 10:00 am and 11:00 am. Comments will be taken by the Assessment Team.  Email comments can be sent to the Park Ridge Police Department to Lt. Pete Mauro  at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Telephone comments are limited to 5 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the NJSACOP standards.  A copy of the standards is available for inspection at the Park Ridge Police Department, 33 Park Ave., Park Ridge, NJ 07656.  Please contact Lt. Pete Mauro at 201-391-5401, x-5238


Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Park Ridge Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them by email to Harry J Delgado, Ed.S Accreditation Program Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  or write to the New Jersey State Association of Chief’s of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 751 Route 73 North, Suite 12, Marlton, N.J. 08053.

Excellence In Policing

Keeping Your Family Safe From COVID-19

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Talking to Your Kids About Preventing COVID-19 at Home

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Park Ridge Police COVID-19 Temporary Police Procedures

Mission Statement

The Park Ridge Police Department is committed to protecting life, liberty, and property, and to ensure the safety and well being of our residents and visitors.  Our vision is to emphasize problem solving and conflict resolution while building partnerships through a community policing philosophy. Utilizing modern policing methods and cutting edge technologies, we will meet the challenges of reducing crime, creating a safer community and improving the quality of life.  To this end, we will continuously cultivate new ideas to better serve the ever-changing needs of our citizens. We will accomplish this mission with pride, integrity, unified strength, teamwork, and the never ending commitment to excellence.