The Montclair Police Department is a municipal law enforcement agency responsible for the delivery of a full range of law enforcement services. The Police Department was first established in 1956 with a sworn force of six officers, operating out of a 17’ x 8’ office. Our service area has grown from 4.2 square miles, serving a community of 8,008 residents to what is now a 5.33 square mile community of roughly 33,000 residents. The Department has evolved into a community-oriented organization employing 55 sworn officers today.
Aside from uniform patrol, the Department offers specialized assignments such as Detective Bureau, Narcotics Investigations Task Force, Motor Officer Program, Technical Services, Volunteer Services Coordinator/Red Light Enforcement Officer, Plaza Precinct Patrol, School Resource Officer, and Safe School Zone Officer. In addition to our sworn force, the Department employs 38 full and part-time civilian support personnel and 18 volunteers, including eight reserve officers and three chaplains. We are currently in the process of recruiting additional volunteers for our Volunteers In Policing and Reserve Officer Programs.