The Caldwell Police Department responds to approximately 15,000 calls each year. Since 2004, the department's…More dispatch system has been handled by the West Caldwell Police Department.
Caldwell's 19-member department is led by Chief Kurt Dombrowski, who has been with the department for 27 years. The small department also features two lieutenants, one of whom is always on duty, a two-man detective bureau and a one-man traffic division.
During the summer, the department uses eight bicycles to help patrol the streets.
The West Caldwell Police Department features 30 officers, including three detectives, one civilian dispatcher, a…More clerk and 10 school crossing guards.
The department includes a traffic division, detective bureau, juvenile division and a five-person EMT unit. Members of the department are continuously trained in firearms proficiency, baton handling, RADAR operation, Breathalyzer, Right to Know, hazardous materials handling, bias crime, environmental crime, domestic violence, criminal investigations, narcotics investigation, traffic investigations and daily updates in law.
The West Caldwell Municipal Court's jurisdiction is limited to offenses occurring within the Township of West…More Caldwell, including motor vehicle violations, municipal ordinance violations, criminal offenses, violations of probation, probable cause hearings, certain arraignments and applications for temporary restraining orders related to domestic violence offenses. The court also conducts preliminary hearings for certain other cases. The court sets bail for traffic and non-traffic cases and issues failure-to-appear notices and bench warrants as required. The court does not have jurisdiction over civil matters or jurisdiction over cases involving juveniles.
The court office and violations bureau is located at the police department at 21 Clinton Rd. where motor vehicle and local ordinance fine payments are made in addition to filing complaints and other court-related matters are handled. Payment for some violations can be made at: http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/atswep/njmcdirectmain