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Police Department


The Police Department of Plainfield is committed to its residents' and visitors' safety and security. With the recommendations, policies, and programs implemented, like Community Policing and CareFree Fridays, the City was able to reduce overall crime by 53% and violent crime by more than 40% in 2018. 

Police Department Documents:

The mission of the Plainfield Police Department is to provide a safe and secure city through fair and impartial enforcement of the laws, community partnerships, and high standards of excellence. Division members must have integrity and respect for the law enforcement profession and the community. The division will be responsive to the needs of the citizens by providing service with honor. The badge is a symbol of public trust. All members are required to wear it with great pride.

Police Non-Emergency Number: 908 -753-3131

Traffic Concerns
For non-emergency traffic concerns, an email should be sent to
For all emergency traffic concerns, please dial 911.

Any information provided to the Police Department will be protected and treated as confidential.

Bureaus within the Police Division include:

Safety & Prevention


Police Department Recruitment Plan
The goal of the Plainfield Police Department Recruitment Plan is to attract qualified individuals to pursue a career with the Plainfield Police Department. The objective is to achieve an overall racial and gender composition of the Department in comparison to the service population of the City through the department's recruiting activities. 
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