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Montclair Township


Interested in becoming a true community leader? Want to be a Police Offier or Dispatcher? Below are job descriptions that show what it takes to join the Montclair's Finest. For more information please contact our recruiting officer, Sgt. Tyrone Williams, Jr. at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 973-509-4729.

Police Officer

The Montclair Police Department looks for qualified men and women who have a strong desire to be a Police Officer. We look for highly ambitious and motivated individuals that have a passion for public service.

Criteria for becoming a Montclair Police Officer:

  • • Current NJPTC Certified Police Officer or,
  • • Alternate Route Graduate Alternate Route)
  • at least an Associates degree or two years Military experience

If you meet the above listed criteria send a completed application form (download form) and your resume to:

Sgt. Tyrone Williams, Jr.
Montclair Police Department
647 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
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Montclair is hires responsible and motivated 911 and EMD trained individuals for positions in our Dispatch Center. 

General Statement of Duties: Staffs the E911 Dispatch Center and/or the Police Desk located at 647 Bloomfield Avenue and handles dispatching duties for Police, Fire and EMS. In addition, may be responsible for monitoring the cellblock and performing any other duties as directed by the supervisor in charge, including the monitoring of CCTV cameras.

Supervision Received: Works under the direction of the patrol supervisor in charge of the E911 Dispatch Center and Police Desk area of Police Headquarters.

Examples of Duties:  

• Receives telephone, radio, in person and computer requests for routine information and emergency situations.

• Prioritizes and dispatches emergency Police, Fire, and EMS units, and provides emergency first aid advice via telephone.

• Periodically checks the well being of prisoners in custody. May be required to perform prisoner searches.

• Staffs Police Desk and will direct civilians entering Police Headquarters.

• Writes police reports as directed.

• Enters into CAD computers information from Police reports and other data as deemed necessary. 

• Monitors CCTV cameras which are strategically placed throughout the Township for criminal and disorderly conduct and dispatches resources to investigate suspicious or illegal activity. 

MPD Seeks Domestic Violence Response Team Volunteers PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, September 15, 2015Montclair Police Department Patch

The Montclair Police Department is seeking volunteers for its Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT). The DVRT is a group of volunteers trained to assist victims of domestic violence by offering emergency support and information on available community resources.

The DVRT program was state mandated in 2000 with the knowledge that victims of domestic violence are often isolated and trapped in abusive relationships. Studies demonstrate that victims of domestic violence are three times more likely to return to their abusers if they are provided with little or no support. Police officers provide protection to victims of domestic violence by arresting and processing the batterer, while volunteers help the victim to feel less isolated and alone. DVRT volunteers respond to the police department to provide emotional support, information on domestic violence, community resources and a safety plan.

Police Blotter for 05-26-2015 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 05-26-2015


05-18-2015 (Bloomfield Avenue) Mr. Earle Blake, 41yoa from Montclair, was arrested on warrants out of Montclair totaling $558, as well as a no bail warrant from the Essex County Sheriffs.

05-22-2015 (Park Street) Mr. Leslie Davies, 54yoa from Orange, was arrested for striking a female associate repeatedly with a walking cane. This assault occurred in the bus stop shelter at the YMCA on Park Street. Both parties were intoxicated. The female victim sustained a laceration to the face. Mr. Davies was charged with Weapon Possession and Aggravated Assault.


05-19-2015 (Valley Way) A door lock on a Mercury Mountaineer was damaged in an attempt to gain entry to the vehicle.

05-20-2015 (Linden Avenue) Theft of loose change from an unlocked Mercury Marauder

05-22-2015 (Hilltop Place) A wallet was stolen from a parked Nissan Altima.

05-23-2015 (High Street) Burglary to a residential garage. Two bicycles, described as a Men’s Northwoods Springdale, and a Men’s Giant mountain bike, were stolen.

05-23-2015 (Lackawanna Plaza) A purse was stolen from an unlocked Ford Escape.

05-24-2015 (Willowmere Avenue) Theft of two bicycles from a backyard shed. The bicycles are described as a, Expedition Sport Low color white, and a Trek Shift2 color gray.

05-24-2015 (Pleasant Avenue) Theft of loose change from an unlocked Toyota Camry.

05-25-2015 (Lane Court) Theft of a wallet from an unlocked Dodge Ram.

05-25-2015 (Alexander Avenue) A 2011 Honda Pilot was stolen from the driveway of a residence. The keys were left inside the vehicle. This vehicle was recovered on 05-26-2015 in the City of Newark.


05-22-2015 (Lexington Avenue) The windshield of a parked Plymouth Voyager was smashed with a rock.

05-25-2015 A black four door Infinity “G” Series with a temporary tag was being utilized in town in motor vehicle theft attempts. A black male, 6’ in height, a goatee, wearing a dark colored sweatshirt was observed exiting this vehicle in an attempt to steal a parked Audi A8. This vehicle was also pursued by Verona Police and West Orange Police for motor vehicle theft attempts in their jurisdictions.

05-25-2015 (Stonebridge Road) A home under construction was entered, causing damage to a door. Unknown if anything was taken in this incident.

05-25-2015 (Walnut Street) A white ford work van was stolen. Officers observed this van traveling at a high rate of speed in the area of Pine Street. Officers pursued this vehicle, terminating the pursuit in Glenridge.

D/Lt. David O’Dowd

Man Shot in Foot, MPD Seeks Information PDF Print E-mail

Monday, December 15, 2014

On Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 8:45 p.m. a 19-year-old Mission street resident reported being shot in the foot. He was provided medical assistance and transported to University Hospital in Newark.

Police are conducting an investigation to determine if the gunshot wound was self-inflicted/accidental, or if there was a suspect or suspects involved. Investigators are also working to determine the actual incident location.

No other injuries were reported and no weapon was recovered at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective T. Turner at 973-509-4724.