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Alert!!! Lock your Car Doors and Don't Leave Your Keys Inside

We would like to remind residents to lock your cars at all times, especially if you are warming up your vehicle. There has been a large number of thefts from vehicles and stolen vehicles due to unlocked cars. Please lock your cars, don’t leave your keys, phone, wallet, purse, computer or other valuables in the vehicle. Recently there have been stolen vehicles from Country Club Blvd area and there have also been numerous theft from vehicles on streets near Route 22, including Mountain Ave, Pine Terr and Watchung Terr. Please, help us help you- LOCK YOUR CARS!


Covid-19 Vaccine is Now Being Distributed

NEW JERSEY – Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Wednesday that New Jersey will expand COVID-19 vaccine distribution to seniors over the age of 65 and others with medical conditions, and he's going to add more sites for immunization.

The governor made the announcement during his 1 p.m. news conference, saying the expansion begins on Thursday. Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said the state is also expanding vaccine distribution to anyone between the ages of 16 and 64 with medical conditions as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Those conditions are:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • COPD
  • Down syndrome
  • Heart conditions
  • Obesity
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Smoking

The governor asked people to "please be patient" as New Jersey is continuing to ramp up its distribution and "taking these steps in advance of increased vaccine dosage supply."

The expansion will cover at least 3 million additional people, officials said. Persichilli acknowledged that the number of smokers, which is about 2 million, "skew"' the numbers.

"Please be patient," Murphy said during the news conference. "We are in the 'if-you-build-it-they-will-come' mode and the 'they' are vaccine dosages."

The new groups were initially lower on the state's priority list, but Persichilli said the expansion is intended to "help us protect the most vulnerable among us."



The vaccines for Phase 1A still continue as the other phases get added in.

To receive the vaccine, for those in Phase 1A you must make an appointment through the County’s registration system:

For all others, we recommend to going to:  to register.

This site allows you to put in all of your personal information, and based on what you enter, you will receive an email when your 'Phase' or 'Group' is eligible to receive the vaccine.


The vaccine is given in two doses. When you make an appointment, you will make an appointment for both doses. You will be asked to provide your medical insurance information and your insurance will be billed. If you do not have insurance, the vaccine will be covered by the Health Resources and Services Administration. There will be no out-of-pocket expense.


The NJ Department of Health’s website:


    You can also gain valuable information from the NJ CDC website:                   ,


     Or visit: Vax Matters, which is a weekly newsletter from NJ Health is also available with up to date information for the public:




Online Reporting System


Welcome to the Scotch Plains Police Department Desk Officer Reporting System (DORS) Online Reporting.


**If this is an Emergency please call 911**.


Using this online citizen police report system allows you to submit a report immediately and print a copy of the police report for free. Please confirm the following to find out if online citizen police report filing is right for you:

  • This is not an Emergency?
  • This incident occurred within the Scotch Plains Police Department Township limits?
  • There are No Known suspects?
  • This did not occur on a State Highway?
If you answered yes to all of the above questions, you are ready to file your report online. Please make sure to turn off your pop-up blocking software before filing the report. If you answered no to any of the questions please look at our Online Citizen Police Report Frequently Asked Questions section (use download section below, Online Reporting Frequently Asked Questions, hyperlink no working).

Upon completion of this report process you will:

  • See the words: "Your online police report has been submitted" showing that your police report is complete.
  • Be given a police report incident number.
  • Be able to print a copy of the police report to keep for your records.
Please Note:
  • All incidents filed using the Citizens Online Police Reporting System will be reviewed.
  • Upon review, if further investigation of your incident is needed, you may be contacted.
  • Filing a false police report is a crime.

Using the Scotch Plains Police Department Police Online Citizen Reporting System you can report the incidents such as:

Property Damage, Lost Property, Telephone Harassment, and Thefts

Please be sure to review the entire list with definitions and examples on the following page. Please click on "Select Incident" to begin.

If your incident is not listed in the category selection list, please call the Scotch Plains Police Department (emergency 9-1-1; non-emergency 908-322-7100) to file your report.


Click on 'DORS Online Reporting System / Select Incident' below to file a non-emergency report.



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SPPD DORS On Line Reporting Power Point for the Public
This Power Point will give you a brief overview of how the new Desk Officer Reporting System (DORS) works and what you will need to do to file a report on line.
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Executive Orders during Covid-19

Governor Murphy's Executive Orders

 Please visit the following site for a list of all of the Executive Orders issued by Gov. Murphy: 

Chief of Police- Theodore D. Conley

Promoted to Chief of Police July 1, 2016
Chief- Theodore D. Conley

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 (48) sworn law enforcement officers and (4) 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 years.

Body Cameras

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.


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