Prior to 1942 the Township of Saddle River (as it was called) was patrolled by a volunteer force of special officers.  On March 13, 1942 the Township Council passed an ordinance that established the official Saddle River Township Police Department which was made up of two sworn officers.  In 1943, two (2) more officers were added to bring the total to four.  The first police headquarters was housed in the rear of the firehouse located on Saddle River Road near Railroad Avenue. The current headquarters at 63 Market Street was opened on March 8, 2006.

Currently the roster has 30 active officers.  In addition to the full time officers the department also includes seven (7) Special I officers (unarmed), six (6) Special III officers, 4 civilian dispatchers and a civilian records clerk.  The police department also supervises the school crossing guards.



How to Contact the Police Department and Directions

Saddle Brook Police Department
63 Market Street, Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
LAT: 40:53'43.74N LONG: 74:04'53.14W
Phone: 201-843-7000

Violations Bureau - 63 Market Street
Hook & Ladder Fire Co #1 - 73 Market Street
Municipal Building - 93 Market Street

Saddle Brook is centrally located in Bergen County at the intersection of the Garden State Parkway and Interstate 80. It is also traversed by NJ Route 46 and within a mile of NJ Routes 4 and 17 


Police Office Hiring Notice

Saddle Brook, NJ PD is not currently seeking interested police officer candidates.

Nixle And Swiftreach

The Saddle Brook Police Department is currently using two different types of community outreach to inform residents with information ranging from critical alerts to community news. It is important that residents sign up for both platforms since different information will be sent using different platforms. We encourage all residents to sign up so that you can be kept updated with important information.

If you have any questions or would like assistance with the sign-up procedures below, please contact Captain John Zotollo at 201-587-2924 or

Nixle is a text message (SMS) or email based notification system. This system can be used to send out critical information such as traffic alerts, safety tips, and local crime information. By simply sending a text message (SMS) with the Saddle Brook zip code (07663) to 888777 you are instantly registered to receive text messages from any participating agency in the Saddle Brook area. By visiting you can create an account and customize exactly what information you want to receive and how you want to receive it – via text message (SMS), email, mobile application, or web browser.

To signup with nixle , click here.

SwiftReach is a phone based system where the system will call you on a phone either cell phone, land line or both. You will then hear a pre-recorded message with important/critical information. This system is normally used for weather emergencies but can be used for other situations where direct instructions are needed. You can sign up for SwiftReach by clicking this link. the form below. If you are already receiving reverse 911 phone calls you do not need to register unless you want to add an additional phone line.