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Riverdale Police Department
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Located at the Riverdale Municipal Building

91 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ 07457

(973) 835-0034

Fax: (973) 835-4751

The Riverdale Police Department will be accepting resume's for full time police officer through March 16. All candidates must have a Bachelor's Degree or four years of active military service or four years full time law enforcement experience. In addition all candidates should have passed a NJ Police Training Commission(PTC) approved Basic Course for Police Officer Academy or be currently enrolled in a PTC approved Basic Course for Police Officer Academy class as an alternate route candidate.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life in Riverdale by working together with all citizens to preserve life, maintain human rights, protect property and promote public safety.

To achieve this mission, we commit to these specific values:

  • We value our members and have confidence in individual initiative and the ability to solve problems.
  • We value our partnership with the community as a means of identifying and addressing public safety and other quality of life issues.
  • We value excellence and are committed to continuous process improvement.
  • We value the law and are committed to the protection of individual human rights.
  • We value diversity among our department members and the community we serve.
  • We value integrity, fairness, and open communication.
  • We value team work and collaboration as a means to achieve organizational success.
  • We value courteous and respectful interaction with all people.

Emergency Alerts

The Riverdale Police Department now provides alert, advisory, and community information texts and email messages to all citizens who want to sign up.