BPD LOCATION/CONTACT INFO
Belleville Police Department
152 Washington Avenue
Belleville, N.J. 07109
HOURS OF OPERATION
- Police Record Room
- Violation’s Bureau
- Detective Bureau
- Traffic Bureau
- Juvenile Aid Bureau
LIVE AUDIO FEED
You can listen to the live audio feed for Belleville Police, Fire, and EMS by clicking on the Broadcastify icon:
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESPONSE TEAM
Click on the image above to learn more about Belleville’s Domestic Violence Response Team.
BPD ORGANIZATIONAL CHART AND PHONE NUMBERS (Revised September 17, 2017)
OUR MISSION STATEMENT AND CORE VALUES
The BELLEVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT will commit its resources in partnership with the community to:
- Promote a safe and secure community, free from crime and fear of crime,
- Maintain order and provide for a safe and expeditious flow of traffic,
- Practice our core values of INTEGRITY, RESPECT, SERVICE and FAIRNESS.
Integrity is the hallmark of the Belleville Police Department and we are committed to the highest performance standards, ethical conduct and truthfulness in all relationships. We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and take pride in a professional level of service and fairness to all.
We treat all persons in a dignified and courteous manner, and exhibit understanding of ethnic and cultural diversity, in both our professional and personal endeavors. We guarantee to uphold the principles and values embodied in the constitutions of the United States and the State of New Jersey.
We provide service in a courteous, efficient, and accessible manner. We foster community and employee involvement through problem-solving partnerships.
We treat all people impartially with consideration and compassion. We are equally responsive to our employees and the community we serve.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
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How do I obtain a handicap parking space?
You may download the Handicap Parking Space Request Form here or pick it up at the Police Record Room.
How do I report a lost dog/cat?
You should contact the Police Department at 973-450-3334. We will place the information you provide into our lost animal database and contact you if the animal is located. You should also provide the same information to the Associated Humane Society of Newark at 973-824-7080; this organization handles our animal control issues.
How do I report dead animals?
If the dead animal is on a public street or sidewalk contact the police at 973-450-3334. If the animal is on private property you can contact the Associated Humane Society of Newark at 973-824-7080.
How do I report power outages or gas leaks?
Move yourself and others to a safe area and call PSE&G. at 800-436-PSEG. If the condition appears unsafe, contact the Police first at 973-450-3334, or call 9-1-1.
How do I report trees down, wires down?
Call the Police first at 973-450-3334, or call 9-1-1; we will contact P.S.E.&G. and our Department of Public Works shade tree division.
Where do I pick up police and accident reports?
Police and accident reports can be picked up at the Record’s Room window with proper identification and documentation.
Where is the Municipal Court located?
The court is located in the Municipal Building at 152 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor, Belleville, New Jersey. Click on the following link to find more information about the Belleville Municipal Court.
What are the hours to get fingerprinted?
Fingerprinting is available for Belleville Residents only on Tuesdays from 8:30am to 11:30am, and 1:30pm to 3:30pm.
How do I obtain a gun permit?
You can obtain the gun permit forms, and download them from the New Jersey State Police Website (www.njsp.org), or you can pick them up at the Police Record Room.
How do I find out about school closings?
DO NOT CALL THE POLICE DESK; you should check the Belleville Board of Education website for school closings.
How do I make a criminal complaint?
First you must file an incident report with the Police Department. After picking up the report from the Record’s Room, you may file a criminal complaint with the Municipal Court on the 2nd floor of the Town Hall.
POLICE CRIME TIP REPORT FORM
The Belleville Police Department encourages residents to immediately report any suspicious activity for investigation.
You can use the form below for this purpose or directly call the BPD at 973-450-3333.
Working together, we can keep our community as safe as possible.
And remember, if you see something, say something!
NEIGHBORHOOD BLOCK WATCH PROGRAM
The Neighborhood Watch program, which is coordinated by Detective Mark Johns of the Belleville Police Department, is currently in the process of reorganizing. In the interim, if you are interested in joining this program, please use form to the right to provide your contact information. Please note that the output of this contact form will go to Detective Johns and Chief Minichini.
You may also want to join the Notify-Me-By-Email system (see the link icon on the homepage of the Township website) to receive e-mail announcements regarding the Neighborhood Watch program.
REPORT A DAMAGED STOP SIGN OR PARKING SIGN
The Belleville Police Department asks residents to assist them in locating the following:
- Damaged or Missing Stop Signs
- Damaged or Missing Street Signs
- Any Crooked or Damaged Street Poles
You can use this 3-panel form to the right to report any damaged signs within the Township to the Belleville Police Department. If you wish to directly contact the BPD about a damaged sign, you may call 973-450-3348.
PREVENTING CAR THEFT AND BURGLARIES
The Belleville Police Department encourages Township residents to utilize the crime prevention tips in the graphic presented above to help mitigate car thefts and burglaries in our community.
Residents who are expecting package delivery and are not able to be home at the time of delivery are encouraged to make arrangements with friends or neighbors to receive the package on your behalf rather than having the package left unattended for hours at your front door.
Home security systems, especially camera surveillance systems, are another effective means to deter criminal activity and can provide significant help to the BPD with their investigations. Such camera systems are now reasonably priced and the technology has advanced to include completely wireless systems with secure cloud storage.
For more information about what you can do to help make Belleville a safer community, please feel free to contact Chief Minichini and/or Captain Mesce, who oversees the Neighborhood Watch Program at 973-450-3333.
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