|Chief:||Keith M. Bendul
|Address:||1327 16th Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
For emergencies ONLY, dial 9-1-1
Public Notice: Accreditation Team Invites Public Comment (posted 11/14/12)
The Fort Lee Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of the accreditation process through the New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, which is administered by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police.
The accreditation program requires agencies to comply with standards that represent the best practices in Law Enforcement. The accreditation process is rigorous and includes a close examination of the agency’s written directive system, operation, and facility.
As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments to the accreditation assessors assigned to the on site assessment by calling 201-592-3529 on Monday November 19, 2012, between 9:00 am and 11:00 am. Telephone comments are limited to five minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the accreditation standards.
Anyone wishing to offer written comments about the Fort Lee Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation is requested to write: New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at One Greentree Centre, Suite 201 Marlton, N.J. 08053.
Notice about Fort Lee Radio
The Fort Lee Governing Body in conjunction with the Fort Lee Police Department would like to inform you of the operation of a Borough Emergency and Information radio station. The station is broadcast on 1630AM. This radio station is on the air 24 hours a day. It will be broadcasting information of public concerns, such as information during emergencies, hurricane, blackouts, etc. This will enable the Emergency Services in getting information out to the general and business public. this station will not be used for advertisement purposes. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lt. Stephen Gallagher at 201-592-3779.
The Fort Lee Police Department, in existence since 1904, currently has 109 active duty members under Chief Keith Bendul. The Police Department is located at 1327 16th Street, which houses a full police operations facility including a detention cellblock for housing prisoners, full processing and fingerprinting facilities, record-keeping facilities, and secured evidence storage.
The FLPD is not limited to enforcement duties alone, but also provides a number of services to the community including the Vacant House Watch program, and assistance with home and auto lockouts. The Department’s divisions include the Patrol Division, Detective Bureau, Traffic Division, Community Policing Division, and Training Bureau.
The motor patrol fleet of the FLPD is highly diversified to meet the demands of policing one of the busiest municipalities in the county. In addition to computer equipped patrol cars, where officers can look up motor vehicle and certain criminal histories without calling in on the radio, a full service Traffic Unit provides state of the art assistance in managing the various traffic problems that arise within the Borough.
A radar sign board passively and effectively reminds motorists to slow down on the local thoroughfares. A motorcycle fleet can cut through the heaviest traffic in response to not only traffic problems, but almost all types of emergencies. This, coupled with certain officers’ specialized training in various tactical responses such as assault sniper, hostage negotiation and recovery, and other specialized functions, make the Fort Lee Police Department uniquely qualified among surrounding departments to handle high risk tactical responses. Personnel are encouraged to improve their professional skills by attending schools on the local, county, and state levels. To this end, the Department has numerous certified Emergency Medical Technicians, Breathalyzer operators, and firearms instructors, in addition to the tactical officers noted above.
Perhaps best of all for Fort Lee citizens, much of the equipment and training noted above comes at no expense to the local taxpayer, being paid for by confiscated funds obtained from drug related investigations and arrests. Hundreds of thousands of municipal dollars have been saved in the past several years by purchasing materials, vehicles and equipment through the confiscated drug funds program.