Detective Bureau

The Detective Bureau 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 Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office. Each year numerous offenders are arrested and prosecuted as a result of these investigations.

The Detectives operate in cooperation with other Local, State, and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, as well as the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, Narcotics Task Force, County Police and Sheriff’s Departments to investigate a wide variety of criminal offenses committed in Pompton Lakes or crimes committed in other jurisdictions by persons who live, work or travel through the Borough. This cooperation also allows for a vast network of regional Law Enforcement services and investigative specialties to be available to this community as needed.

Other 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 permits. Assistance is offered to the Municipal Court in gathering information necessary to prepare certain complaints signed by private citizens.   Detectives appear to give testimony in many cases presented to the Grand Jury, Superior Court of New Jersey and Municipal Courts.

Full cooperation exists between the Detective Bureau and the Patrol Division, in conducting the necessary police functions and investigations for the Department.

To speak to a Detective please call 973-835-0400 ext. 248

or email:Detective Dan Cottrell


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