PATROL DIVISION
Police Service Since May 28, 1926
Police Service Since May 28, 1926
Patrol Commander Lieutenant Andrew Hart
Chief of Police
Joseph R. Cina

Mailing Address:
Watchung Police Department
840 Somerset Street
Watchung, New Jersey 07069

Phone Numbers:
Main: (908) 756-3663
Fax:  (908) 756-1202

Police, Fire or Medical Emergencies:
Dial  911

Police and Borough Announcements:
Listen to Boro Radio
 1610 AM

Police Reports:
(908) 756-3663   Ext.  122
Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM

Watchung Municipal Court:
(908) 769-2265

Watchung Borough Hall:
(908) 756-0080


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The Watchung Police Department's Patrol Division is the backbone of a service oriented department that responds to 13,000 - 14,000 calls for service and arrests an average of 600 adults per year.

Watchung's Patrol Division consists of a Patrol Commander, four Sergeants, sixteen Officers and four civilian dispatchers. This unit is responsible for patrolling the Borough's six square miles, including a one mile stretch of Rt. 22 featuring two large shopping malls and a significant amount of retail and commercial space.

The general duties and responsibilities of the Patrol Division include providing public safety, responding to calls for service, enforcing traffic laws, investigating motor vehicle accidents, assisting stranded motorists, providing first aid, and the initial investigation of crimes and offenses. In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed above, the Watchung Police Department strives to assist our residents and any visitors to our community however possible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.



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