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March 17, 2020

Members of the Edgewater Police Department, as well as our volunteer emergency services (Fire, EMS and OEM), continue to be here for the community 24/7 in responding to public safety emergencies and criminal acts in progress. However, due to the national, state and county declarations of a state of emergency certain secondary, non-emergent operations will be suspended until further notice.

If you are quarantined (mandatory or self-imposed) in your home due to possible or confirmed COVID-19 exposure, PLEASE notify 911 when you call and advise the dispatcher. We also ask that you place a sign/note on your front door to alert our personnel to take infection-prevention precautions before entering your home or business. Officers will be asking questions before they enter your home. Please respect this procedure and recognize that it also protects you and your family. Please keep Social Distance from our Officers when you interact with them.

We need to protect our personnel so that they will be able to continue to meet the emergency needs of the community.

Elsewhere, there have been police officers and/or fire and EMS personnel quarantined after they have responded to quarantined homes and were not alerted before entering. Those first responders are now unavailable to help anyone for at least 14 days.

We cannot afford to have this happen in our department.

Effective immediately, avoid coming to Police Headquarters unless you absolutely have to.

If you are reporting a criminal act, seeking a domestic violence restraining order or are the victim of a serious crime we are here for you at any time. Situations where citizens appear to be in distress will also result in an immediate police response.

Effective immediately the following services are hereby suspended:

In person applications for parking permits, firearm permits, solicitor permits or requests for copies of police reports.

•             Applications for parking permits may be submitted online:


•             Applications for firearms permits may be submitted online:    https://njportal.com/NJSP/FARS

Citizens wishing to file police reports concerning non-criminal matters should contact the Edgewater Police Department

by phone at (201) 943-2200. Please include your complete contact information and a brief description of the issue. These matters will be reviewed as staffing and service requirements permit. If a follow-up by a police officer is necessary, an officer will contact you by phone or email.


Officers will not be responding in person with regard to:  Borough Ordinance Violations in the past; Minor Property Damage in the past; Parking Complaints - except for blocked traffic or driveways; Any other matter which is not criminal in nature or a threat to public safety.

We are committed to providing the highest level of service to our residents as we have always done through emergencies over the years. Stay safe, stay healthy and help each other. Together we will get through this. Thank you for your cooperation, understanding, and support.PD HEADER

1:6.1 Mission and Value Statement

The Edgewater Police Department is committed to serve and protect the lives, property and rights of all people within our  community with respect, fairness and compassion. Through a partnership with the community, we will proactively address the quality of life issues that create the opportunity of crime and be sensitive to the needs of the community. We are also committed to develop our personnel to achieve their greatest potential to meet the challenge of policing within the Borough of Edgewater. 

Chief Donald Martin: 201-943-2200
Email: dmartin@edgewaterpolice.org

Captain Christina Rae: 201-943-2200

In the Edgewater Police Department, 30 officers serve the Borough through traffic patrols, emergency response, EMT aid, criminal investigations and community outreach programs. 

Prescription Drop Box


Our Police Department accepts expired or unused medicines in our drop off box inside of Police Headquarters.  No liquids or syringes.


Child Car Seat Installation Checkpoints: Please note the Police nor Fire Departments check children car seat installations.

Below is a list of places in Bergen County that do:

Bergen County

Bergen County Sheriff’s Department
327 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus
Hours: 9am – 1 pm, 1st Tuesday each month
By appointment only
For appointment email: ChildCarSeat@bcsd.us

Paramus Life Safety Complex
46 E. Century Road, Paramus
Hours: 9am – Noon; 3rd Friday each month
No appointment needed
For information email: