Welcome Message from the Officer-in-Charge

On behalf of the men and women of the Palisades Park Police Department, welcome to our website and thank you for taking the time to learn about our organization. I’m honored to have the privilege of serving the community and as the officer in charge, I invite you to browse our website and familiarize yourself with the various dimensions of our department.

The dedicated professionals of Palisades Park Police Department serve a population of nearly 21,000 citizens. Our staff includes 41 sworn police officers, 11 special police officers, and several civilian staff members. The members of the Palisades Park Police Department truly care about the safety of our community and providing excellent customer service. Our staff responds to the public safety needs of the community with the most effective measures available within our existing resources with the primary focus of ensuring the safety and well-being of our citizens and visitors.

We invite and encourage community members to take the opportunity to participate in our community-related programs and safety events, including National Night Out, Special Olympics Torch Run, Coffee with a Cop and more.

Our policing philosophy balances a foundation of traditional policing concepts with innovative and progressive methods to help evolve with our citizens into the future. Community problems are often best addressed by working in partnership with citizens; therefore, Palisades Park PD will continually strive to improve public relations and increase public confidence.

As your officer in charge, I will always listen to your needs and strive to be open and honest with community members as well as the men and women with whom I serve. I believe maintaining a high level of professionalism within the police department serves to maintain the quality of public safety citizens deserve and fosters collaborative efforts which result in constantly improving community relations.

As community members, you should know that your city administration-including our borough administrator, mayor and council have made an uncompromising commitment to public safety in Palisades Park. I share this commitment and I encourage you to share with me your innovative ideas to improve our police services. Please feel free to contact me by email or phone with suggestions or comments.

I can be reached at 201-944-0900 or by email at [email protected]

Capt. Shawn Lee