The Northfield Police Department was created by municipal ordinance in 1925 in accordance with New Jersey State Law. At its inception the department consisted of two officers, and when they were unavailable police duties were performed by the New Jersey State Police. Over the decades that have since passed, the Northfield Police Department has expanded to provide full-time law enforcement services to the community. The department consists of sworn police officers, clerical support personnel, and uniformed adult school crossing guards.
The most highly visible component of the department is the Uniformed Patrol Division. On duty 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, they provide proactive law enforcement services for traffic and criminal offenses. The Administrative Division consists of several bureaus, including the Detective Bureau, which is responsible for the investigation of criminal offenses against person and property, the Records Bureau, which maintains all department records, and School Crossing Guards, who provide a safe environment for children to move to and from the Northfield Community School.
In July of 2011, Northfield entered into a groundbreaking agreement with the neighboring community of Linwood to share the services of our Chief of Police with their town.
The following members of the Northfield Police Department have retired from active duty after having served this city with honor and integrity:
|Name||Year of Hire||Year of Retirement|
|Chief John Wilson +||1927||1929|
|Ptlm. Michael Banning||1929||1946|
|Ptlm. Harry Gant||1934||1959|
|Chief William “Bud” Lever||1929||1961|
|Chief Howard Chambers||1944||1970|
|DSG. Edward Woltman||1968||1979|
|Chief Edwin L. Kroger||1956||1983|
|Chief Thomas Wolcott||1959||1984|
|Lt. Frank M. Silipigni||1964||1985|
|Sgt. Robert Webb||1965||1985|
|Chief Robert Shaw||1961||1987|
|Sgt. Lewis Cullen||1964||1989|
|Sgt. Ronald Cordery||1965||1992|
|Det. Charles J. Faisst, Sr.||1978||1995|
|Chief John A. Surace||1969||1996|
|Det. John Batchelder||1992||1996|
|Chief Raymond T. Seyler||1967||1998|
|K-9 Ptlm. Frederick R. Steinman||1985||1998|
|Sgt. John R. Hafner||1974||2000|
|Sgt. Ronald M. Cullen||1973||2002|
|Capt. John L. Glasser||1977||2002|
|Lt. William J. O’Donnell||1978||2003|
|Sgt. Walter P. Grizky||1978||2003|
|Sgt. Edward D. Newman||1978||2003|
|Sgt. William Stephens||1987||2005|
|Ptlm. E. Michael Trimble||1978||2007|
|Lt. Robert Carty||1987||2007|
|Sgt. Robert Bergmeister||1989||2007|
|Capt. George R. Clark||1985||2010|
|Capt. Arthur J. Faden||1988||2013|
+ Died in the line of duty
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