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Department of Police 

1 Journal Square Plaza
4th Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Tel:  (201) 547-5301
Fax:  (201) 547-4913
Web:  http://www.njjcpd.org/

Philip Zacche, Chief of Police



The Jersey City Police Department consists of some 900 uniformed officers/superiors, 200 crossing guards, and 187 civilians dedicated to the safety of Jersey City's residents and visitors. The responsibilities of the JCPD include:  

  • Conservation of public harmony and order
  • Deterrence, detection and solving of crimes
  • Enforcement of state laws and city ordinances
  • Provide non-law enforcement services to the public
  • Protection of the Constitutional guarantees of all persons
  • Facilitate safe movement of people and vehicular traffic
  • Render other emergency services as needed

The history of the JCPD goes back to 1829 and can be explored in detail on the Department's website. 




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