Maplewood Police Depart
ment

 

Community Policing

Community Services Bureau

Contact Information: 
Maplewood Community Services Bureau Phone: 973- 762-3400 ext. 7914
Bureau Commander:  Detective Sergeant Mike Palmerezzi 
Email: mpalmerezzi@twp.maplewood.nj.us

The Maplewood Police Department’s Community Services Bureau is dedicated to bridging the gap between the Police Department and the community it serves. Though the Community Service Bureau has an office at police headquarters, members spend the majority of their time in the community. The following are some of the Community Services Bureau’s programs:

  • PACT (Police And Community Together) Program
  • Bike Patrol
  • Walking Patrol
  • Bike Registration
  • Special Needs Awareness and Identification
  • Child Safety Seat Training/ Installation
  • Safety Talks: Preschool, Senior Citizens
  • Junior Police Academy
  • Police Explorers
  • Citizen Police Academy
  • Community Events

The Community Service Bureau also offers the following programs:

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 Association Meetings: 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. Each member of the CSB will be assigned to an Association based on their assigned area of the Community.  This officer will be the Associations direct contact to the Community Services Bureau and the police department.

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 Bureau. The Department is always seeking ideas, new programs, and initiatives in an effort to continually expand and improve our services to the community.

The Maplewood 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 Maplewood.