The Scotch Plains Police Department would like to send out a special thank you to Off. Brian Cheney (Ret.) and K-9 Off. Ollie (Ret.) for all that they did in serving the citizens of Scotch Plains over many years. Unfortunately K-9 Officer Ollie passed away on July 10, 2021. He will be missed.
Please come out and join us for our Annual National Night Out Event, Aug. 3, 2021 at 6pm on the Village Green! Unfortunately due to Covid we will not be able to have the bounce house or giant slide this year, but we will have our dunk tank, a fast pitch game, several handouts and hot dogs! There will also be live music from the Broadcasters!
“If you receive a text from the MVC telling you to update your information, DO NOT CLICK ON IT! This shortened URL brings you to a phishing website and it could lead to your identity being stolen. Those that are trying to steal your identity are finding new and creative ways to commit their crimes.”
Click on the following link for more information on this scam:
July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month, click on the following link for more information:
To be eligible you must be a current NJ SLEO II officer or be a recently retired NJ Law Enforcement Officer (within the last 3 years). Click on Civilian Job Application Form, fill it out and return it to our Records Department, Attention: Chief Conley, if you are interested in applying for the position.
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Being promoted to the rank of Chief of Police of the Scotch Plains Police Department was one of the most humbling accomplishments in my career. It is truly a pleasure working with the men and women of the Scotch Plains Police Department, I have never met a group of more committed individuals who take the safety and security of the citizens and visitors to our Township more than them. We strive on a daily basis to make everyone feel comfortable in their daily lives while at the same time letting them know that we are constantly on guard protecting them and their families as if they were our own.
Please contact the Chief's Administrative Assistant if you have any questions or concerns that you have for Chief Conley or another matter that concerns the Administrative Division, she can be reached at (908) 322-7100 x102.
“To deliver effective police services through the deployment of dedicated, ethical officers who are provided with sufficient guidance and discipline, and to balance the responsibility of protection and enforcement with the limits necessarily placed upon policing in a free society.”
Currently the Department currently has (49) Full-Time sworn law enforcement officers and (3) Full-Time civilian personnel and has several divisions that handle the wide variety of services it provides.
The Scotch Plains Police Department has achieved the: Police Agency Re-Accreditation Status, from the NJ State Association of Chiefs of Police as of October 10, 2019. We are very proud of this honor and look forward to receiving
our certificate soon.
Only about one-third of the law enforcement departments in the State of New Jersey have achieved the status of accreditation, which gets renewed every three
The Scotch Plains Police Department has deployed body-worn cameras to its patrol officers. The public should be aware that anything said to an officer equipped with a Body Worn Camera (BWC) could be recorded.
The audio and video of the police-civilian encounter will be accessible for future law enforcement use in accordance with the provisions of the State Attorney General Directive 2015-1 regarding the use of BWCs.