Mission and Purpose
The East Orange Police Department is a community oriented police agency. The Department is committed to the concept of Community Policing and as such is committed to excellence in response to the needs of all our citizens. The East Orange Police Department exists to serve all the people within the community in a professional and ethical manner. The Department recognizes that integrity is the foundation of our profession. We will endeavor to preserve and safeguard the public trust by adhering to the highest standards of performance and ethical practice. Those that are challenged by physical, emotional or health considerations, all those who have chosen an alternative life style, all religions, all ages, all colors, all creeds, and all nationalities. Discrimination toward any person or group will not be tolerated in any form by the East Orange Police Department. All persons in this City have value and dignity. While all are required to obey the law, all shall receive equal protection under the law.
Tips Hotline - in an effort to better protect and serve the community, the Police Department has instituted two "Tips" telephone lines. All calls will be kept confidential. For suspected criminal activity citizens should call 973-266-5041. This hot line number is monitored twenty-fours hours a day. For quality of life issues such as loud music, loitering, etc. call 973-266-5055.
Record Bureau - the Bureau assists the general public seeking copies of reports or with questions about incident reports, restraining orders, fingerprinting, arrests, accident information, firearm permits, etc. The Bureau is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Reports or requests for reports must be made in person or in certain cases by mail. Processing of requests is subject to a fee. The Bureau does not accept requests via phone or e-mail, nor do they fax or e-mail reports. For additional information or assistance you can contact the Records Division at 973-266-5010, or write to East Orange Police Department, Records Division, 15 South Munn Avenue, East Orange, New Jersey 07017. You may also contact the Record Bureau Commander for any special needs at (973) 266-5012 or by mail Attn: Record Bureau Commander.
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) - D.A.R.E. is a drug abuse prevention education program designed to equip elementary school children with knowledge about drug abuse, the consequences of drug abuse, and skills for resisting peer pressure to experiment with drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. D.A.R.E. uses uniformed law enforcement officers to teach a formal curriculum to students in a classroom setting. The East Orange Police Department began teaching the program in 1992. Today, the East Orange D.A.R.E. program focuses on 5th graders to prepare them for entering junior high school, where pressures to use drugs and alcohol is likely to occur.