Thursday, May 21, 2015

Memorial Day Parade Traffic Alerts: NJ Transit Bus Routes

NJ Transit Bus Schedule Detour 167, 177, 186 for Monday May 25 2015 from 1:00 PM - 4: 00 PM

Memorial Day Parade Borough of Bergenfield


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Auxiliary Police Promotions

On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, two Auxiliary Police Officers were promoted to the rank of Auxiliary Sergeant.  We would like to congratulate Myrna Guzman and Jacques Senise. Both officers have volunteered their time for the residents of the Borough of Bergenfield since 2000.  Both have devoted the last 15 years to providing service and security to the residents of Bergenfield, leaving their families and warm beds behind.  Sgt. Guzman and Sgt. Senise both received a Unit Citation in 2012 for all of the hours they volunteered during Super Storm Sandy.

We would like to extend a thank you to all of the members of the Bergenfield Auxiliary Police Unit, who as a group donate more than 2000 hours annually.  Sgt. Guzman and Sgt. Senise were surrounded by members of their family, members of the Auxiliary Police Department and sworn officers of the Bergenfield Police Department during the ceremony.

L-R: Councilman Chris Tully, Chief Carr, Councilwoman Ora Kornbluth, Mayor Norman Schmelz, Aux. Sgt Senise, Aux Sgt. Guzman, Capt. Madalone, Lt. Stapleton, Councilman Arvin Amatorio

Bergenfield Police Auxiliary Unit


The Bergenfield Auxiliary Police Unit is seeking new volunteers to assist the police department and serve the community. If you are interested in joining, contact us and we will explain the training process that will be required. There is no cost to you to take the training and all equipment and uniforms will be provided.

You must complete a background check before an official swear-in as an auxiliary police officer. In addition, the minimum requirements are:

-18 years of age or older
-Possess a valid NJ driver's license
-Have no criminal history
-Reside in Bergenfield or within 5 miles of the border of Bergenfield if the municipality you reside in does not have an Auxiliary Police Program
-Volunteer 8 hours a month - 96 hours per year
-Attend mandatory training on the last Monday of each month at 7 pm

Applications are located at the Police Communication Desk 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
If you have any questions about the unit, contact Lt. Jerry Stapleton at 201-387-4000 x4008.

Auxiliary Police Chief Rich Goddin

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Bergenfield Press Release-Arrest

On Saturday, April 25, 2015, the Bergenfield Police Department responded to 24 North Washington Ave, La Placita Bakery on the report of a theft of a tip jar containing approximately $180.00.  At the time of the incident, the accused left the scene prior to police arrival.  The case was turned over the Detective Bureau for further investigation.

On Thursday, May 7, 2015 Detective Kevin Doheny completed his investigation resulting in the arrest of Danielle Reveron, age 22 of Fairview, NJ.  Reveron was served with a complaint summons for 2C:20-3a, theft of moveable property, and given a future court date to appear in Bergenfield Municipal Court. 



Sunday, April 26, 2015

False Report –Swatting Hoax – Hostage Barricaded Subject incident


On Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 11:52 p.m., officers of the Bergenfield Police Department responded to Hollywood Cleaners, 51 New Bridge Road, after a male caller reported he was inside the business and would shoot himself and two persons with him and anyone who would come near the building. The caller also indicated he had bombs strapped to the hostages.

Based on the information provided involving weapons and explosives, the call was handled as a barricaded subject incident. Officers formed a secure perimeter around the business and additional resources were requested from the Bergen County Sheriff Department for SWAT, Bomb Squad and a Crisis Negotiation Team.

Traffic in the area was detoured, however, based on the location and the hour of the incident, no surrounding businesses or residents required evacuation.

The SWAT team made entry into the building at 12:56 a.m. and conducted a thorough search of the premises for the caller and victims with negative results.

At 2:34 a.m., the SWAT team deemed the building to be safe and all resources secured from the scene. At this time the business has been turned over to the owner who had also responded to the scene.

The incident is under investigation and detectives have several leads on the origin of the call. Details will be released when more information is confirmed.

A similar “swatting” hoax incident occurred recently in Clifton. As with that incident and any hoax calls, the seriousness and danger that exists by making a false report puts not only citizens, but multiple emergency personnel responding to the call at risk of death or serious injury. This is a public safety issue and innocent people are put at risk due to “swatting” or hoax calls. The police department will aggressively pursue this investigation to hold the person or persons responsible for making this false report and will prosecute them to the full extent of the law.

Bergenfield Police were assisted at the scene by the Bergenfield Volunteer Fire Department and Bergenfield Volunteer Ambulance Corp.

Monday, April 6, 2015

BPD Police Youth Academy Class # 3 Applications Available

The Bergenfield Police Department will be conducting its third annual Police Youth Academy this summer beginning Monday, August 3 through Friday, August 7, 2015. 

The academy is open to our young residents who will be entering grades 6, 7, or 8 of the 2015-2016 school year starting in September 2015. 

Applications for the academy are available at the police communications desk at borough hall.  The deadline for submitting an application has been extended until Monday, May 4, at 12 noon.

Hurry and get your application in as space is limited.  The application must be picked up in-person and signed for Monday through Friday between 7 am and 3 pm.  For after-hours pick-up, contact a member of the Traffic/Community Services Bureau to make arrangements.

For questions concerning the youth academy contact either:

Captain Cathy Madalone      201-387-4000 x 4002 

Lt. Gerald Stapleton             201-387-4000  x 4008

Friday, March 20, 2015


Click Here for NWS Winter Weather Advisory-Bergenfield NJ

Based on the NWS Weather Advisory, No Overnight Parking (Ord. 299-10) permission will be granted in the Borough of Bergenfield for the hours of 2 AM -5 AM Friday March 20, 2015. If conditions deteriorate, the area is subject to a snow emergency being declared. The storm will be monitored, patrols will report on road conditions and stay in contact with Department of Public Works personnel.

**Any vehicle that is left parked and in any way blocks the safe passage of other vehicles on any Borough street is subject to towing/removal and will be cited for a Title 39 violation under NJ Traffic Laws.

39:4-67. Obstructing passage of other vehicles or street cars prohibited; clearance of intersections
No vehicle or street car shall be permitted by the owner or driver thereof to so occupy a street as to interfere with or interrupt the passage of other street cars or vehicles, nor shall the driver of a vehicle or street car drive such vehicle or street car into an intersection if preceding traffic prevents immediate clearance of the intersection.

Amended by L.1956, c. 107, p. 484, s. 1.