Community Policing

Community Policing Unit (CSU)

Contact Information: 
Montclair Police Department, Community Service Unit (CSU)
Phone:
 973-509-4775
Bureau Commander:  Lieutenant Tyrone Williams, Jr. 
Phone: 973-509-4729
Email: twilliams@montclairnjusa.org

The Montclair Police Department’s Community Service Unit is dedicated to bridging the gap between the Police Department and the community it serves. Though the Community Service Unit has an office at police headquarters, members spend the majority of their time in the community. The Montclair Police Mobile Command Vehicle serves as the CSU’s mobile office and allows personnel to serve and assist citizens throughout the Township. The following are some of the Community Policing programs:

  • Crime Statistics / Analysis
  • Bike Patrol
  • Walking Patrol
  • Bike Registration
  • Child ID’s
  • Child Safety Seat Training/ Installation
  • Safety Talks: Preschool, Senior Citizens
  • Fatal Vision® Program
  • Community Events
  • Junior Police Academy
  • Police Explorers (Post 553)
  • Citizen Police Academy

The Community Service Unit also offers the following programs:

Property Identification Program: This initiative can assist the police in recovering lost or stolen property. By placing your own “I.D. number” on your property and registering it with our department, lost or stolen items can be identified and recovered faster through the newly introduced Data Dots® Program

Home Security Surveys: Are designed to heighten the homeowner’s awareness of burglary and theft. Officers will examine your home and surrounding property and make suggestions to improve the security of your home.

Neighborhood Watch: A voluntary “self-help” crime prevention effort centered around the partnership of the community, local law enforcement, and other Township resources working towards the safety and protection of your neighborhood.

While no program is 100% effective, these programs employed together are a highly effective deterrent to crime and are offered to township residents at no charge.

This is only a partial list of programs and services provided by the Community Service Unit and the Department is always seeking ideas, new programs, and initiatives in an effort to continually expand and improve our services to the community.

The Montclair Police Department's commitment to Community Policing is strong, from the Chief of Police to each and every Patrol Officer and civilian employee. The Department is staffed with dedicated Officers ready and willing to serve the citizens of the Township of Montclair.

The Community Liaison Officers can be reached at 973-509-4775.

SEE ALSO: Montclair Police Athletic League - www.montclairpal.org