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Montclair Township Police Department
647 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

David P. Sabagh, Police Chief
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Mission Statement of the Montclair Police Department

It is the mission of the Montclair Police Department to provide professional police service to the community by adhering to the values of respect, accountability and integrity.

MPD Composite of Individual Wanted for Questionining in Connection with Armed Robbery PDF Print E-mail

Monday, November 23, 2015

11-11-2015 at 1105Hrs - Armed robbery of a pedestrian on Harrison Avenue near Cedar Avenue. The suspect approached the victim, a 39yoa West Orange man, walking northbound on Harrison Avenue. The suspect brandished a handgun and stated “Give me your phone”.┬áThis suspect then grabbed the phone from the victim and fled on foot in the direction of Cedar Avenue. This suspect is described as a thin black male with dreadlocks, wearing a red/gray sweatshirt and black/white sweatpants and a black beanie style hat. The victim was not injured in this incident.

composite of individual wanted for questioning

Lt. David O'Dowd
Detective Bureau Commander
Montclair Police Department

MPD, PBA to Host 6th Annual "Santa Visits Your Home" PDF Print E-mail

Friday, November 20, 2015

MPD/PBA Santa VisitSanta and his elves have been very busy this year and now they are ready to join the Montclair Police Department and PBA Local #53 for their sixth annual Santa Visit. Bring a gift for your child to Police Headquarters (647 Bloomfield Avenue) and Santa will hand deliver it to your home on December 13, 14, or 15. We ask that with a wrapped gift for a child of your own, you also bring in a new unwrapped children's present to go to a needy child. The donated presents will be given to the Montclair Salvation Army to deliver to needy children for the holidays.

MPD Sentinels 16-87 and FOP Donate Turkeys to Local Pantry PDF Print E-mail

Friday, November 20, 2015

Members of the Sentinels 16-87 -- Montclair’s Minority Police Officer Association -- and the Montclair Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge #126 donated turkeys to the Love Food Pantry of Union Baptist Church. The Sentinels have assisted the pantry for the last four years. This year FOP Lodge #126 also contributed in an effort to help those that are less fortunate enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving.

Members of Sentinels 16-87 donate turkeys

Pictured left to right: Tyrone Williams, Jr. (Sentinels President); Deacon Marie Love; Gwendolyn Powell; Jennifer Slaten; Trustee Floyd Slaten; Malik J. Rivers (FOP President); Joel Love; Tim Lee (Trustee/Treasurer); Steven Mateo (Sentinels Member)

MPD's Lt. Frazzano Earns Top Honors at FBI Academy PDF Print E-mail

BI Director James Comey and Lt. Tracy FrazzanoDecorated Montclair Police Lieutenant Tracy Frazzano has a record of distinguished service with the department and she continues garner accolades.

The 19-year veteran holds two master’s degrees (one in homeland security, the other in human resources), she is a Department of Homeland Security Fellow, a nationally-recognized expert on targeted violence, and a published officer with five articles in several professional journals. In April of 2013, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders presented her with a proclamation honoring her outstanding service.

But Lt. Frazzano isn’t one to sit on her laurels. This summer she completed the FBI National Academy’s 10-week professional development course for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders. The course is held four times a year on the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia.

Montclair Mourns the Passing of Police Veteran Thomas Sobers PDF Print E-mail

Friday, November 6, 2015

Lt. Thomas Sobers representing WWII veterans in the July 4th parade.

The Township of Montclair and the Montclair Police Department are saddened to report the passing of one of our own: retired Lieutenant Thomas Sobers passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2015.

From Montclair Police Chief David Sabagh:

"Lt. Sobers joined the Montclair Police Department in March of 1950 and served the residents of Montclair proudly for over 37 years. Prior to his service to the community, Lt. Sobers served our country as an Army veteran in World War II.

I had the opportunity to work under the command of Lt. Sobers when I started my career in 1985, when he was one of the old timers that was tough as nails but had a heart of gold.

After his retirement from the Department, Lt. Sobers would frequently visit our headquarters and speak to our members, sharing stories of his experiences during WWII as well as his experiences as a 37-year police veteran.

Even after 37 years of service he remained active in the Police Department family, sharing his passion and pride for the job he loved so much."

The Montclair Police Department and the Township of Montclair extend heartfelt condolences to the Sobers family. Lt. Thomas Sobers will be sorely missed.

Photo: Lt. Thomas Sobers representing WWII veterans in the July 4th parade.

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