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Matt Hintze
Chief Matthew J. Hintze has been awarded certification status for Accredited Command Executive-Chief of Police by The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP). Certification Status lasts for three years. At the end of that period, Command Executives and Chiefs of Police must show they have maintained the training and leadership standards since their initial award of certification.

On June 1, 2019, Matthew J. Hintze became the eleventh person appointed as the Chief of Police for the Borough of Fort Lee Police Department (FLPD). 

Hintze joined the FLPD in 2002 and has held numerous supervisory positions within the department. As Captain, he served as the Detective Division Commander and the Commander of the Internal Affairs Bureau. As Lieutenant, he served as the Commander of the Emergency Services Unit (ESU), in the Borough and also in outside jurisdictions; the Training Bureau Supervisor; Background Investigation Unit Supervisor; Communication Center Supervisor / 9-1-1 Coordinator; and a Patrol Supervisor. As a Sergeant, Hintze was assigned to the Detective Division and the Patrol Division. He has also was a Field Training Officer (FTO) for new officers that recently graduated the Police Academy.  He remains a member of the department’s Emergency Services Unit and a certified Emergency Medical Technician. Chief Hintze obtained his New Jersey police instructor certification while in patrol, and has maintained certifications as an instructor for Firearms, TASER, CPR, Use of Force, and Active Shooter Response.  

Chief February 2020

Chief Hintze was raised in the Borough of Fort Lee and attended Fort Lee Public Schools. After graduating from the Fort Lee High School, he attended Pace University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.  He attended the Rutgers University Certified Public Manager program and is currently enrolled at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he is pursuing a Master’s degree in Administrative Science.  Chief Hintze is an exempt member of the Fort Lee Fire Department and a life member of the Fort Lee Volunteer Ambulance Corps.  

Please click here to see the NJSACOP press release.


The Fort Lee Police Department (FLPD), in existence since 1904, currently has 99 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.


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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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.


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.


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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