Mahwah Police Department

Chief Timothy O’Hara
Address 221 Franklin Turnpike
Mahwah NJ 07430
Phone 201-529-1000
Fax 201-529-0240



The Mahwah Police Department is dedicated to excellence as a exemplary public safety agency. Our officers are committed to establishing an environment in which members of the department and the community continue to grow. We seek to be a catalyst for positive change through persistent, personalized and cost effective use of public safety resources. By embracing the values of pride, professionalism and integrity we remain committed to maintaining the public trust.

Our officers are dedicated to becoming part of the community through improved communication, mutual setting of goals and priorities, and a shared goal of community policing. Together our efforts will set the standard for policing in the 21st century.

We seek to improve the quality of life for all residents of Mahwah through a proactive team approach to timely and innovative interventions in community problems. We fully recognize that our officers are our most treasured asset and the cornerstone of our department's success. We value the diverse and unique contributions made by police employees, residents, and business owners to the common goal of public safety.



The Mahwah Police Department is broken down into Four key elements: Administration, Patrol Division, Investigative Division, and Support Services . The Administrative Division is comprised of the Chiefs Office, and the Office of Professional Standards, which is responsible for core administrative functions within the Police Department. The Office of Professional Standards is tasked with the responsibility to monitor the performance of the Department and develop methods to measure and improve community satisfaction. In addition the responsibility of Internal Affairs investigations is included in the Office of Professional Standards. The Mahwah Police Department works to improve the quality of police services. This is accomplished by fairly and impartially investigating all complaints of employee misconduct according to specific Attorney General Guidelines. The Patrol Division is the largest Division within the Department and the most visible. The Investigative Division is responsible for conducting follow up investigations for crimes committed against persons and property, illegal narcotic activities, as well as other investigative operations. Support Services consists of the Records Administration and the Communications Bureau.

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