A full time Detective Sergeant and a full time
Detective staff the Detective Bureau.
They investigate crimes that have been reported to the
Police, which did not result in an immediate arrest, follow up on
all cases that are to be prosecuted and continue investigations
prior to presenting cases to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s
Office. Each year
numerous offenders are arrested and prosecuted as a result of
Detectives operate in cooperation with other Local, State, and
Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, as well as the Bergen County
Prosecutor’s Office, Narcotics Task Force, County Police and
Sheriff’s Departments to investigate a wide variety of criminal
offenses committed in Glen Rock or crimes committed in other
jurisdictions by persons who live, work or travel through Glen
Rock. This cooperation also allows for a vast network of regional
Law Enforcement services and investigative specialties to be
available to this community as needed.
services provided by the Detective Bureau include criminal record
checks, insurance inquiries, DMV records checks, investigation of
applicants for liquor licenses, solicitors’ permits and autocab
is offered to the Municipal Court in gathering information
necessary to prepare certain complaints signed by private
citizens, and reviewing of “discovery” issued to private
attorneys and insurance companies.
also assist with individuals committed to the Bergen County Jail,
Bergen Regional Medical Center or other psychiatric facilities,
Juvenile Shelters or other facilities.
These commitments require necessary paper work to be
completed and judicial or medical approvals to be obtained.
month Detectives attend meetings throughout the County to share
regional enforcement and intelligence information with other law
enforcement agencies. Detectives appear to give testimony in many cases presented
to the Grand Jury, Superior Court of New Jersey and Municipal
Full cooperation exists between the Detective Bureau and the Patrol Division, in conducting the necessary police functions and investigations for the Department.
Non-criminal fingerprinting services for private citizens
including applicants for certain types of public and private
employment, applicants for various permits, and potential
adoptive or foster parents have been outsourced to a private
Under most circumstances local police agencies will no
longer offer this service.
If you need to be fingerprinted please see our section “frequently
asked questions” for more information.
Bureau Direct Phone Numbers:
Detective James Calaski (201)
E-Mail the Bureau:
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I want that person arrested!”
How many times have your heard that line in the movies?
However, in real life it is not that easy.
In most cases a Police Officer may have to witness a
particular offense in order to make an arrest or even issue a
summons for a traffic violation.
order to sign a complaint charging any individual with a criminal
or disorderly persons offense you must first file a Police Report. After your have done so, you may obtain from the lobby of the
police station, or the Court Administrator, a citizen’s
complaint package that contains the appropriate affidavit.
Complete these forms and return them to the Municipal Court
Administrator during normal business hours in person.
Court Administrator requires that you make an appointment in
Glen Rock Municipal Court office hours are 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM,
Monday to Friday. The
phone number is (201) 670-3950.
review of these forms, the court will prepare a formal complaint
for you to sign under oath. Complaints
are only issued if the court determines that probable cause
exists. In some cases
you may have to appear before the Judge, in court, and give formal
testimony to establish probable cause to the satisfaction of the
the case of a Borough Ordinance, Motor Vehicle or Parking
you do not have to complete an affidavit.
However, you still must appear before the Municipal Court
Administrator, during business hours, to sign a complaint under
Procedures may vary slightly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. If you wish to sign a complaint for an offense that occurred in another town, contact the court in that town an ask what their procedures are.