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  Police Division

Carl Riley - Public Safety
Police Director

200 East Fourth Street,
Plainfield, NJ 07060

Phone: (908) 753-3225
Fax: 908 663 2512

The mission of the Plainfield Police Division is to provide a safe and secure city through fair and impartial enforcement of the laws, community partnership, and by maintaining high standards of excellence. Members of the division are required to 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.

Bureaus within the Police Department include:
Administrative Bureau
Criminal Investigation Bureau
Support Bureau
Patrol Bureau
Professional Standards Bureau

To contact the bureaus call 908-753-3131

Anonymous crime tips can be reported by calling (908) 753-8477 or by emailing

Some traffic infractions can be paid online by using the link below:

Administrative Bureau
Commander - Lieutenant Craig Venson

The mission of the Administrative Bureau is to achieve the objectives of the Police Director by providing economically effective and efficient administrative support. The Administrative Bureau is responsible for management activities, such as planning, research and development, recruitment and selection of police personnel, and coordination of police training.

Criminal Investigation Bureau
Commander - Captain Brian Newman

The mission of the Criminal Investigation Bureau is to investigate and attempt to solve all crimes committed in the City of Plainfield. The Bureau is composed of two sections: General Assignment and Youth. The General Assignment Section completes investigations of all crimes, prepares cases for court, serves warrants, conducts surveillance where law violations are suspected and makes arrests. The Youth Section investigates juvenile offenses, handles juvenile court appearances and carries out crime prevention programs, such as D.A.R.E.

Support Bureau
Commander - Captain Steven Soltys

The mission of the Support Bureau is to achieve the Division's goals by providing the Police Director with efficient and effective support services. The Support Bureau's major responsibility is Information Technology, municipal detention property and evidence maintenance, 9-1-1 Center, fleet maintenance and records.

Patrol Bureau
Commander - Captain David Guarino
(908) 753-3042

The mission of the Patrol Bureau is to sustain existing compliance with the law and community standards by voluntary compliance with the law, reducing or elimination of criminal opportunities, protecting life and property, enforcing laws and ordinances, responding to calls for service, controlling and influencing community elements that affect patrol operations and criminal activities. The Patrol Bureau is responsible for providing twenty-four (24) hour patrols for the City, conducting preliminary investigation of complaints and enforcement of laws and ordinances.

Professional Standards Bureau
Commander – Lieutenant Troy Edwards

The mission of the Professional Standards Bureau is to conduct internal affairs investigations and division inspections

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