Thank you Off. Cheney and K-9 Off. Ollie!

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 Join us for our Annual National Night Out- Aug. 3, 2021- 6PM Village Green

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!

Scam Alert!-Phone Phishing Scam- MVC


“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:

National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month

July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month, click on the following link for more information:

Hiring SLEO Class II Officers for PT Positions

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. May be an image of text that says 'Scotch Plains Police SLEO The Township Scotch Plains Police Department Officer Sp”a $50-$70/hour. accepting applications tobe fficers will officers details allowe position of paid work up 20 position. the State between New during her term this must have physician licensed Police, (3) retired "Good state Training agency certify you Police Form Training NONA in Basic olice Officer must Driver's filled Policv. must approved.) willing Township Plains full consideration Drug complete School Resource Officer (SRO) training and must submit resume outlining Chief Police Theodore Conley Township Plains Police Department this to: 07076 pertaining Special Law Enforcement Checklist.pdf Class can found'

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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Online Police Reporting Frequently Asked
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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 (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 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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