Princeton NJ Police Department

Princeton NJ Police Department The Princeton Police Department is located in Princeton, NJ. The Princeton Police Department missio The Princeton Police Department mission is to protect the lives, property, and rights of all people; maintain an ethical environment of mutual respect, trust and dignity; foster a partnership with the community we serve; and, improve the quality of life for all within the community.

The employees of the Princeton Police Department are committed to its mission. We are accountable for our actions and we conduct ourselves accordingly in pursuit of our core values of:

Honor: Always act with the utmost integrity, and be honest and truthful. Enforce the laws equally and without bias. Hold yourself and other members to the highest ethical standards. Integrity: We place the highest

The employees of the Princeton Police Department are committed to its mission. We are accountable for our actions and we conduct ourselves accordingly in pursuit of our core values of:

Honor: Always act with the utmost integrity, and be honest and truthful. Enforce the laws equally and without bias. Hold yourself and other members to the highest ethical standards. Integrity: We place the highest

Operating as usual

The men and women of the Princeton Police Department would like to wish a very Happy Hanukkah to all those who celebrate...
11/29/2021

The men and women of the Princeton Police Department would like to wish a very Happy Hanukkah to all those who celebrate! 🕎

The men and women of the Princeton Police Department would like to wish a very Happy Hanukkah to all those who celebrate! 🕎

Please see the attached Press Release regarding a Criminal Sexual Contact incident that occurred on 11/23/21 on Moore St...
11/24/2021

Please see the attached Press Release regarding a Criminal Sexual Contact incident that occurred on 11/23/21 on Moore Street. Please contact Det. Don Mathews at (609) 921-2100 X 2137 if you can provide any information in reference to this incident.

Please see the attached Press Release regarding a Criminal Sexual Contact incident that occurred on 11/23/21 on Moore Street. Please contact Det. Don Mathews at (609) 921-2100 X 2137 if you can provide any information in reference to this incident.

Our officers cover an average of 80 school crossings a week due to the shortage of crossing guards. This didn't go unnot...
11/23/2021

Our officers cover an average of 80 school crossings a week due to the shortage of crossing guards. This didn't go unnoticed to the PTO's from Johnson Park, Community Park and Littlebrook Elementary Schools. Thank you for the thoughtful delivery today from members of the PTO!! 😊

Thank you to all of you who donated to our annual coat drive!  We delivered several large bags filled with cold weather ...
11/22/2021

Thank you to all of you who donated to our annual coat drive! We delivered several large bags filled with cold weather gear to the Princeton United Methodist Church. The gear will be distributed to those in need through the Princeton Cornerstone Community Kitchen! Thank you for your generosity. 🙂

Thank you to all of you who donated to our annual coat drive! We delivered several large bags filled with cold weather gear to the Princeton United Methodist Church. The gear will be distributed to those in need through the Princeton Cornerstone Community Kitchen! Thank you for your generosity. 🙂

The town is still in desperate need of school crossing guards.  If you are interested or know someone who is, please con...
11/22/2021

The town is still in desperate need of school crossing guards. If you are interested or know someone who is, please contact our department or apply online! Thank you! https://www.princetonnj.gov/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=99&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Crossing-Guard-16

The town is still in desperate need of school crossing guards. If you are interested or know someone who is, please contact our department or apply online! Thank you! https://www.princetonnj.gov/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=99&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Crossing-Guard-16

11/19/2021

The Princeton Fire Department is seeking candidates to join its Class of 2022 training program. Princeton residents 16 and older are invited to attend an Open House on Tuesday, December 7, at 7:00 p.m., at the Princeton Fire Department located at 363 Witherspoon Street. Learn first-hand from current volunteers and staff what it means to serve your community as a Volunteer Firefighter. No prior experience is necessary. Volunteer opportunities are designed to adapt to your busy schedule with minimal disruption. Now is the perfect time to join the Princeton Fire Department, receive free training, and be prepared to help protect your community.

The Princeton Police are looking for help in identifying two shoplifting suspects.  On Thursday, October 21, these indiv...
11/19/2021

The Princeton Police are looking for help in identifying two shoplifting suspects. On Thursday, October 21, these individuals stole a leather handbag from a business on Nassau Street. If you have any information about this incident, please contact Detective Eric Dawson, [email protected] or call (609) 921-2100, ext. 1832.

Great job by our officers yesterday!!
11/18/2021

Great job by our officers yesterday!!

Great job by our officers yesterday!!

Our town has also been continuously victimized by these burglaries. Our neighboring departments are also working as hard...
11/17/2021
2 Vehicles Stolen, 20 Cars Targeted By Thieves In South Brunswick

Our town has also been continuously victimized by these burglaries. Our neighboring departments are also working as hard as they can to spread the word and patrol relentlessly in every effort to put a stop to these crimes, just as we are. We can not stress enough that we need you to protect yourselves by simply locking your doors and taking the keys inside! Do not open yourselves up to crimes of opportunity! Thank you, again.

1 vehicle was stolen from an unlocked garage. Police said 13 unlocked vehicles had their interiors ransacked and items were stolen.

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11/15/2021
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Looking to be informed of road closures, crime, severe weather or missing persons? We suggest signing up for Nixle. Nixle allows us to send out alerts directly to your phone and/or email on important events in Princeton and the surrounding areas.

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Just a friendly reminder as we go into the weekend!!
11/12/2021

Just a friendly reminder as we go into the weekend!!

Just a friendly reminder as we go into the weekend!!

Today we honor military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces. Thank you for your service, your sacrific...
11/11/2021

Today we honor military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces. Thank you for your service, your sacrifice and your hard work, today and everyday. We are forever grateful. 🇺🇸

Today we honor military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces. Thank you for your service, your sacrifice and your hard work, today and everyday. We are forever grateful. 🇺🇸

Please see the attached Press Release for a factual update on the fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred on Sunday, ...
11/10/2021

Please see the attached Press Release for a factual update on the fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred on Sunday, November 7, 2021 on Princeton Kingston Road.

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11/08/2021

Photos from Princeton NJ Police Department's post

The Princeton Police are looking for help in identifying a shoplifting suspect.  On Friday, October 15, this individual ...
11/03/2021

The Princeton Police are looking for help in identifying a shoplifting suspect. On Friday, October 15, this individual stole several items from a local business on Nassau Street. If you have any information about this incident or suspect, please contact Detective Robert Allie. (609) 921-2100, ext. 2123.

The Princeton Police Department is having its Annual Coat Drive.  Please donate Winter coats, gloves and hats in good co...
11/02/2021

The Princeton Police Department is having its Annual Coat Drive. Please donate Winter coats, gloves and hats in good condition for both children and adults to benefit the Princeton Community. Donations can be dropped off in the police lobby outside of the
Communications Center at Police Headquarters, located at:

1 Valley Road, Princeton, NJ

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Donation deadline is November 21, 2021

The Princeton Police Department is having its Annual Coat Drive. Please donate Winter coats, gloves and hats in good condition for both children and adults to benefit the Princeton Community. Donations can be dropped off in the police lobby outside of the
Communications Center at Police Headquarters, located at:

1 Valley Road, Princeton, NJ

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Donation deadline is November 21, 2021

Today is National First Responders Day. This day was created to honor the men and women who act quickly when an emergenc...
10/28/2021

Today is National First Responders Day. This day was created to honor the men and women who act quickly when an emergency is at hand. First responders dedicate their lives to save lives. They are the people who run toward a crisis while the rest of the world flees. They are firefighters, police, emergency medical technicians (EMT), paramedics, and 911 operators. In an emergency, they’re the first on the scene. These dedicated professionals answer the call when a crisis arises, often putting their own lives on the line. Thank you to all first responders, we appreciate you!

Today is National First Responders Day. This day was created to honor the men and women who act quickly when an emergency is at hand. First responders dedicate their lives to save lives. They are the people who run toward a crisis while the rest of the world flees. They are firefighters, police, emergency medical technicians (EMT), paramedics, and 911 operators. In an emergency, they’re the first on the scene. These dedicated professionals answer the call when a crisis arises, often putting their own lives on the line. Thank you to all first responders, we appreciate you!

We have increased our presence in the area of the Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park since the report of a sexual assau...
10/28/2021

We have increased our presence in the area of the Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park since the report of a sexual assault that was reported to have occurred on the border of Plainsboro and South Brunswick Townships on September 28th. Just a reminder that any suspicious activity should be immediately reported to the Princeton Police Department.

We have increased our presence in the area of the Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park since the report of a sexual assault that was reported to have occurred on the border of Plainsboro and South Brunswick Townships on September 28th. Just a reminder that any suspicious activity should be immediately reported to the Princeton Police Department.

Departments sponsoring the Annual Trunk or Treat tomorrow will be collecting donations for Arm In Arm food pantry!! Arm ...
10/26/2021

Departments sponsoring the Annual Trunk or Treat tomorrow will be collecting donations for Arm In Arm food pantry!! Arm and Arm is in need of the following:
• Cereal
• 100% fruit or vegetable juice (no glass bottles, please)
• Cans of soup (low sodium, please)
• Cans of fruit (no corn syrup, please)
• Maseca Corn Flour

Please help members of the community in need by bringing a donation to the event! Look for the plastic bins with the “Arm in Arm” logo. Thank you!

Departments sponsoring the Annual Trunk or Treat tomorrow will be collecting donations for Arm In Arm food pantry!! Arm and Arm is in need of the following:
• Cereal
• 100% fruit or vegetable juice (no glass bottles, please)
• Cans of soup (low sodium, please)
• Cans of fruit (no corn syrup, please)
• Maseca Corn Flour

Please help members of the community in need by bringing a donation to the event! Look for the plastic bins with the “Arm in Arm” logo. Thank you!

Rosedale Road is closed between General Johnson Dr. & Province line Road. Local traffic can access ... from Princeton NJ...
10/26/2021
Rosedale Road is closed between General Johnson Dr. & Province line Road. Local traffic can access ... from Princeton NJ Police Department : Nixle

Rosedale Road is closed between General Johnson Dr. & Province line Road. Local traffic can access ... from Princeton NJ Police Department : Nixle

Rosedale Road is closed between General Johnson Drive and Provinceline Road due to flooding at the bridge. Local traffic and buses can access up to General Johnson Drive for Johnson Park School via ...

FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON. GOVERNOR MURPHY HAS ISSUED A S...
10/25/2021

FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

GOVERNOR MURPHY HAS ISSUED A STATE OF EMERGENCY BEGINNING AT 8PM TONIGHT

The Flash Flood Watch continues for portions of central New Jersey from 8 PM EDT this evening through Tuesday afternoon. Rain, heavy at times, is expected to begin late this evening and continue through much, if not all, of the day on Tuesday. Widespread rain totals of 2 to 4 inches are likely within the watch area, with locally higher amounts possible.

Flash flooding of creeks, streams, urban areas, and areas of poor drainage is possible with the heaviest rain. Please clear storm drains of any debris before the storm hits.

DO NOT DRIVE AROUND BARRICADES OR THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

Please continue to monitor social media and Nixle Alerts for updated road closure information.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

GOVERNOR MURPHY HAS ISSUED A STATE OF EMERGENCY BEGINNING AT 8PM TONIGHT

The Flash Flood Watch continues for portions of central New Jersey from 8 PM EDT this evening through Tuesday afternoon. Rain, heavy at times, is expected to begin late this evening and continue through much, if not all, of the day on Tuesday. Widespread rain totals of 2 to 4 inches are likely within the watch area, with locally higher amounts possible.

Flash flooding of creeks, streams, urban areas, and areas of poor drainage is possible with the heaviest rain. Please clear storm drains of any debris before the storm hits.

DO NOT DRIVE AROUND BARRICADES OR THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

Please continue to monitor social media and Nixle Alerts for updated road closure information.

Tonight's forecast is calling for 2.5" - 3.5" of rain.  It is anticipated this will last through the night and into tomo...
10/25/2021

Tonight's forecast is calling for 2.5" - 3.5" of rain. It is anticipated this will last through the night and into tomorrow. There has been a flash flood watch posted. Please avoid flooded roadways and do not attempt to drive into flood waters. If there are any storm drains located by your house, please clear away any debris, if you are able.

Good Morning Everyone! The new briefing on the coastal storm expected to bring impacts to our region starting this evening can be accessed here:https://www.weather.gov/media/phi/current_briefing.pdf (You may need to refresh and/or clear your browser cache to see the latest version)

For the latest forecast for your location, visit www.weather.gov/phi

A huge congratulations is in order for Chief Frank Setnicky.  He retired today after 35 years of service with the Prince...
10/20/2021

A huge congratulations is in order for Chief Frank Setnicky. He retired today after 35 years of service with the Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad. Thank you for your service Chief and best of luck on this next chapter in your life!

This past weekend, the Princeton Police were happy to be invited to the Fall Festival at the Princeton Shopping Center. ...
10/19/2021

This past weekend, the Princeton Police were happy to be invited to the Fall Festival at the Princeton Shopping Center. We were able to share information about our Blue Angel Program and community collaborative events such as tomorrow's Pooches on Patrol event with SAVE.

We also had a great time answering all of the wonderful questions from the kids about our Police Motorcycle, and Ellie, our trusty K9! Ellie even put on a great show when she sniffed out an accelerant that we planted on the motorcycle!

Special Thanks to the Princeton Public Library for the invite!

We are excited for our 3rd Annual Princeton Trunk or Treat next Wednesday, October 27th from 4pm to 6pm.  Many different...
10/18/2021

We are excited for our 3rd Annual Princeton Trunk or Treat next Wednesday, October 27th from 4pm to 6pm. Many different departments from the municipality will be participating in this event. We hope to see you there! 🎃👻💀

We are excited for our 3rd Annual Princeton Trunk or Treat next Wednesday, October 27th from 4pm to 6pm. Many different departments from the municipality will be participating in this event. We hope to see you there! 🎃👻💀

All officers of the Princeton Police Department have began their intensive 20 hours of State mandated training in the ar...
10/15/2021

All officers of the Princeton Police Department have began their intensive 20 hours of State mandated training in the areas of Integrating Communications, Assessment and Tactics (ICAT) and Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE). The ICAT/ABLE training was mandated by the NJ State Attorney General as part of the State’s revised policy on Use of Force, in an effort to teach police officers to de-escalate situations while focusing on the preservation of life.

Our department has always had a strong focus on training and we continue to strive to provide our citizens with excellence through knowledge.

All officers of the Princeton Police Department have began their intensive 20 hours of State mandated training in the areas of Integrating Communications, Assessment and Tactics (ICAT) and Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE). The ICAT/ABLE training was mandated by the NJ State Attorney General as part of the State’s revised policy on Use of Force, in an effort to teach police officers to de-escalate situations while focusing on the preservation of life.

Our department has always had a strong focus on training and we continue to strive to provide our citizens with excellence through knowledge.

Update! The person who found this little guy did her own detective work and was able to locate the owner! ❤️We all know ...
10/14/2021

Update! The person who found this little guy did her own detective work and was able to locate the owner! ❤️
We all know what it's like when your child loses their favorite stuffed animal! This well loved little guy was found on the corner of Valley Road and Ewing Street. Does he look familiar to you? Help us reunite him with his owner. 😊

Update! The person who found this little guy did her own detective work and was able to locate the owner! ❤️
We all know what it's like when your child loses their favorite stuffed animal! This well loved little guy was found on the corner of Valley Road and Ewing Street. Does he look familiar to you? Help us reunite him with his owner. 😊

To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month we would like to honor Officer David Garcia. Officer Garcia's grandparents...
10/13/2021

To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month we would like to honor Officer David Garcia. Officer Garcia's grandparents were born in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico and his father in San Miguel, El Salvador. Officer Garcia joined the United States Air Force in 2007. He is currently an Education and Training manager for the Air Force Reserves. Officer Garcia joined the Princeton Police Department in 2019 after completing his training at the Mercer County Police Academy. Officer Garcia speaks both Spanish and English fluently which is a huge asset to our community. Thank you for your service Office Garcia!!

To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month we would like to honor Officer David Garcia. Officer Garcia's grandparents were born in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico and his father in San Miguel, El Salvador. Officer Garcia joined the United States Air Force in 2007. He is currently an Education and Training manager for the Air Force Reserves. Officer Garcia joined the Princeton Police Department in 2019 after completing his training at the Mercer County Police Academy. Officer Garcia speaks both Spanish and English fluently which is a huge asset to our community. Thank you for your service Office Garcia!!

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