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Mission Statement
It is the mission of the Spotswood Police Department to work in partnership with the Community to safeguard life and property, prevent crime, provide investigative responses and enhance the quality of life in our Borough.

Our mandate is to accomplish these goals with integrity, honor, resilience and the highest ethical standards.

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Latest News


December 19, 2022 No Comments

Neighborhood Watch Meeting Canceled 12-21-22

Due to ongoing construction in the municipal building, the neighborhood watch meeting scheduled for 12-21-22 has been canceled. A new meeting will be scheduled for a date in January.

April 20, 2022 No Comments

Accreditation Mailings

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment (Spotswood / Middlesex County, NJ)  On Monday, May 2, 2022 a team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will examine all aspects of the Spotswood Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services Chief Philip […]

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Firearms Permits

NJ Firearms Permit Application

Bias Incidents/Crimes

This link provides citizens with procedures for reporting alleged bias incidents/crimes.

Blue Cares

Blue Cares is an organization geared toward helping those in need, battle addiction.

Accreditation Explanation

Spotswood Police Department is now an accredited Agency. This is a brief overview of what it means to be accredited as a Department.

U & T Visa Information

Information on U & T Visa immigration relief

Internal Affairs

Internal Affairs Professional Standards Summary Report Form

Safety Tips

Helpful tips to keep you and your family safe.


Law Enforcement Against Drugs

Home Security Checks

The Spotswood Police Department will provide a FREE home security survey.

Neighborhood Watch

The Spotswood Police Department is proud to introduce our latest Community Policing Program designed to include community participation: the Spotswood Police Neighborhood Watch Program!

Community Policing

Effective community policing has a positive impact on reducing neighborhood crime, helping to reduce fear of crime, and enhancing the quality of life for the community.