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Police Department

50 Washington Avenue
Dumont, NJ 07628



IMPORTANT:  In case of an emergency, call 9-1-1. 

Non-emergency calls should be made to 201-387-5000 or 201-387-5001.

The Dumont Police Department is open 24 hours per day, each day of the week, including Saturday and Sunday.

Chief of Police Joseph L. Faulborn, Jr. is in charge of the Dumont Police Department.

Officer John Digirolamo is the D.A.R.E. Officer. The D.A.R.E. Officer instructs the D.A.R.E. and G.R.E.A.T. curriculum in the public school system. He is also involved in many other school-related training such as D.W.I., Adopt-a-Cop, Eddie Eagle Gun Safety, etc., and other juvenile- related matters.

Crime Prevention Tips

1. ALWAYS CLOSE AND LOCK YOUR GARAGE DOOR WHEN YOU LEAVE YOUR RESIDENCE IF ACCESS CAN BE GAINED INTO YOUR DWELLING THROUGH THE GARAGE.
 
2. LOCK ALL DOORS AND WINDOWS LOCATED ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF YOUR RESIDENCE WHEN YOU ARE NOT AT HOME.
 
3. KEEP ALL SHRUBS TRIMMED AND AWAY FROM YOUR BASEMENT AND GROUND FLOOR WINDOWS AND DOORS, OFTEN A BURGLAR WILL USE THESE THINGS AS CONCEALMENT FROM POLICE PATROLS AND NEIGHBORS AS THEY ARE BREAKING INTO A DWELLING.
 
4. BE COGNIZANT TO LEAVE INTERIOR / EXTERIOR LIGHTS ON TIMERS OR MOTION DETECTORS IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BE HOME WHEN IT BEGINS TO GET DARK. EXTERIOR ILLUMINATION OF A DWELLING HAS PROVEN TO BE ONE OF THE BEST DETERRENTS TO BURGLARS.
 
5. IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE AWAY FROM YOUR RESIDENCE FOR AN EXTENDED TIME PERIOD, MAKE PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS TO HAVE YOUR MAIL DELIVERY STOPPED, HAVE YOUR SIDEWALKS, DRIVEWAY AND WALKWAYS AROUND YOUR HOME SHOVELED IN THE EVENT OF A SNOW STORM WHILE YOU ARE AWAY. ALWAYS TRY TO HAVE YOUR RESIDENCE APPEAR TO LOOK AS THOUGH SOMEONE IS HOME.

6. BE YOUR NEIGHBORS KEEPER - IF YOU OBSERVE A SUSPICIOUS PERSON OR SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, REPORT IT TO THE POLICE.
 
7. DO NOT LEAVE LAWN TOOLS, SNOW SHOVELS, OR OTHER ITEMS IN YOUR YARD THAT CAN BE USED AS A TOOL TO BREAK GLASS, OR PRY DOORS AND WINDOWS OPEN BY A BURGLAR.   
 
ALL CRIMINALS, AND IN PARTICULAR BURGLARS, ARE OPPORTUNIST, IF GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMMIT A CRIME, THEY WILL.

 TO REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES PLEASE CONTACT THE DUMONT POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 201-387-5000 OR FOR EMERGENCIES, DIAL 911.