Police Department

Police Recruitment Policies

The Ridgewood Police Department will, through its recruitment and selection process, identify and employ the best candidates available for any open position. The Department will place emphasis on quality recruitment, in full compliance with the law, in order to yield benefits in terms of lower rate of personnel turnover, fewer disciplinary problems, higher morale, better community relations, and more services. Although responsibility for recruitment exists with the Chief of Police, all Department personnel must personally be involved in the recruitment process. The Ridgewood Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.


In order to most effectively serve the communities of New Jersey, it is important for law enforcement agencies to strive for workforces that reflect the diversity of the jurisdictions they serve and that can effectively interact with all community members. With this need in mind, in October 2020 the Legislature passed a law requiring each law enforcement agency in New Jersey to establish a program designed to ensure every agency was “comprised of law enforcement officers who reflect the diversity of the population of the community the agency is charged with protecting.” N.J.S.A. 52:17B-4.10 et seq. (the “Act”). The Act directed the Attorney General to develop these Guidelines to ensure its uniform application.


Click to view the Village of Ridgewood Police Department Recruitment Policies


Body Worn Cameras

Click to view the Body Worn Cameras statement by the Village of Ridgewood Police Department


IA (Internal Affairs) Summary Report

Click to view the 2022 IA Summary Report pdf


Annual Major Discipline Reporting Form

Click to view the 2022 Annual Major Discipline Reporting Form pdf

  • Hits: 11442


If you have any trouble with accessing information contained within this website, please contact the MIS Department - 201-670-5500 x2222 or by email mis@ridgewoodnj.net.