Welcome to the Carlstadt Police Department Website

Providing Safety and Public Services for the residents and businesses in Carlstadt, NJ.

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Welcome to the Carlstadt Police Department web site

This site is designed to give a brief history and understanding of your police department.

Since the Borough of Carlstadt was founded in June of 1894, there has always been a need for police to keep the peace. Like any other organization in America, there is always someone in charge and the Carlstadt Police Department is no different. In 1907, Charles Schmidt was the first police chief appointed by the borough. Since this time there have been many changes in technology and laws that have helped to shape the police department into what it has become today, and we will continue to grow and expand our skills under our current Chief, Thomas Nielsen.

We are more than the traditional police department. In addition to our patrol unit, we also have officers a part of the following: New Jersey Rapid Deployment Force, the Bergen County Regional SWAT Team, the Bergen County Rapid Deployment Team and the Bergen County Computer Crimes Unit.

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Recent News

The Carlstadt Police Department is seeking qualified candidates to become a Police Officer.

February 15th, 2017|0 Comments

The Carlstadt Police Department is seeking qualified candidates to become a Police Officer. We are looking for bright, energetic men and women who are up to the challenge to be their best. In return, you’ll […]

***New Parking Ordinance***

January 11th, 2017|0 Comments

10- 3. 13 Parking; Village Green Park; Snow
Vehicles parked in the municipally -owned angled spaces located on the south side of Broad Street at Village Green Park shall be removed within 24 hours following any […]

Prescription and Medicine Drop Off Box

October 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

The Carlstadt Police Department now has a permanent drop off bin for any unused or unwanted prescription or medications.   You can now drop off the medications in our bin located inside our lobby at police headquarters. This bin can be […]

Arrest of Amanda Schneider. Road Rage Incident

September 12th, 2016|0 Comments


On Saturday, September 3, 2016 at approximately, 10:11 A.M., officers responded to the area of Broad Street & Garden Street in response to a reported road rage incident involving a person armed with a knife […]

Our Mission

The Carlstadt Police Department is at all times committed
to the utmost professionalism in providing
police services to the community and each person falling
within its jurisdiction, enforcing the law objectively,
with leadership and integrity, executing their
duties with a spirit of cooperation and courtesy , employing
always a solution‐focused approach to protect
and serve while continuously striving for excellence.

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Carlstadt PoliceWednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 6:22pm
The Carlstadt Police would like to thank everyone who reached out to us and shared this post. At this time we were only looking for the blonde hair suspect. The other individual pictured was not involved in the incident. Once again thank you everyone.

On March 12, 2017 an Uber driver was assaulted and robbed when he dropped off a fare in Carlstadt. The suspect was picked up in Wayne, NJ. Before the suspect left the vehicle, he and another unknown assailant beat and robbed the Uber driver. Below are highlighted pictures of the one suspect and a tattoo on the suspects arm. The suspect is described as a white male in his early 20's with blonde hair and a large tattoo on his right arm. No other information was given on the other suspect. If anyone has any information about the suspect pictured, please contact the Carlstadt Police Department at (201) 438-4300 and speak with DSgt. Cleary. Please share and get the information out. Thank you for your assistance.
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Carlstadt PoliceSaturday, April 29th, 2017 at 10:14am
The Carlstadt Police remember: Chief Charles L. Schmidt

On this day in 1910, Chief Charles L. Schmidt succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day as he attempted to arrest a suspect wanted for assault. The man opened fire, striking Chief Schmidt in the arm and chest.

The suspect also shot and wounded the police chief from Rutherford, New Jersey, before barricading himself in a boathouse. He remained in the boathouse for several hours before committing suicide.
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Carlstadt Police added 2 new photos.Saturday, April 29th, 2017 at 8:00am
Today is National Prescription Take-Back Day. If you have any unused or unwanted prescrptions, bring them to Carlstadt Police Department headquarters located at 500 Madison St and drop them off.
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Carlstadt PoliceThursday, April 13th, 2017 at 3:50pm
The Carlstadt Police Department is now looking to hire new officers. Please see below link for further information. All applications will be done through the website.
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Carlstadt PoliceMonday, March 13th, 2017 at 12:26pm
Dog found Hoboken Rd and 8th St. Please contact HQ if you know who's dog this is.
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Saturday, April 29th, 2017 at 5:06am
Today is National Prescription Take-Back Day.Any unused or unwanted prescriptions, bring them to CPD HQ at 500 Madi…
Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 12:53pm
The CPD is looking to hire new officers.See below for more info.All applications will be done through the website.
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 12:08pm
The CPD is seeking qualified candidates to become an officer.Any questions are to be directed to the link.
Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 at 6:06pm
RT @NWSNewYorkNY: Here is the latest briefing on the upcoming storm. Please share! Stay tuned for updates. https://…