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JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY NEWS

Due to the COVID-19 health pandemic, the 2020 Fort Lee Police Department’s Junior Police Academy for 6th and 7th grades has been cancelled this summer.

The Fort Lee Police Department (FLPD), in existence since 1904, currently has 95 active duty members under Chief Matthew J. Hintze. The Police Department is located at 1327 16th Street, which houses a full police operations facility including a detention cellblock for holding prisoners, full processing and fingerprinting facilities, record-keeping facilities, and secured evidence storage.

Programs

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.

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Divisions

The Department’s divisions include:

  • Patrol Division
  • Detective Division
  • Administrative Division

Motor Patrol Fleet

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.

Funding 

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.

PUBLIC DOCUMENTS

This section contains documents that are available to the public.  As we review and redevelop our policies, more will be added to this section.  This will assist members of the public, as these documents will be available 24/7 to every member of the public.  Please check back periodically for updates.

For documents, click here.

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Drug Drop OffThe effort to stop the abuse and diversion of prescription drugs begins at home - and must include the opportunity for local consumers to dispose of their unused medications safely and securely at any time throughout the year.  The Fort Lee Police Department has a box located in the main lobby of its headquarters at 1327 16th Street, Fort Lee.  The box can be accessed seven days a week, to drop off unneeded and expired medications - and keep them away from those at risk of abusing them. The drop box accepts solid pharmaceuticals such as pills, capsules, patches, inhalers and pet medications. (They cannot accept syringes or liquids.)

For more information, please contact the FLPD at 201-592-3700.

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