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Director’s Office

Carl Riley - Public Safety
Police Director

200 East Fourth Street,
Plainfield, NJ 07060

Phone: (908) 753-3225
Fax: (908) 753-3046

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Bureaus within the Police Division include:
Administrative Bureau
Commander - Lieutenant Craig Venson
The mission of the Administrative Bureau is to achieve the objectives of the Director of Police by providing economically effective and efficient administrative support. The Administrative Bureau is responsible for management activities, such as planning, research and development, recruitment and selection of police personnel, and coordination of police training.
Criminal Investigation Bureau
Commander - Captain Brian Newman
The mission of the Criminal Investigation Bureau is to investigate and attempt to solve all crimes committed in the City of Plainfield. The Bureau is composed of two sections: General Assignment and Youth. The General Assignment Section completes investigations of all crimes, prepares cases for court, serves warrants, conducts surveillance where law violations are suspected and makes arrests. The Youth Section investigates juvenile offenses, handles juvenile court appearances and carries out crime prevention programs, such as D.A.R.E.
Support Bureau
Commander - Captain David Guarino
The mission of the Support Bureau is to achieve the Division's goals by providing the Police Director with efficient and effective support services. The Support Bureau's major responsibility is Information Technology, municipal detention property and evidence maintenance, 9-1-1 Center, fleet maintenance and records.
Patrol Bureau
Commander - Captain Kevin O’Brien
The mission of the Patrol Bureau is to sustain existing compliance with the law and community standards by voluntary compliance with the law, reducing or elimination of criminal opportunities, protecting life and property, enforcing laws and ordinances, responding to calls for service, controlling and influencing community elements that affect patrol operations and criminal activities. The Patrol Bureau is responsible for providing twenty-four (24) hour patrols for the City, conducting preliminary investigation of complaints and enforcement of laws and ordinances.
Professional Standards Bureau
Commander – Lieutenant Wayne Williams
The mission of the Professional Standards Bureau is to conduct internal affairs investigations and division inspections.
  Bureaus within the Police Division include:
Administrative Bureau
Criminal Investigation Bureau
Support Bureau
Patrol Bureau
Professional Standards Bureau
Safety & Prevention

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