Police Department

Police Department

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Officer Scott Jones meets with the sixth grade class for thirty-five minutes weekly over twelve weeks teaching the D.A.R.E. program. During these classes, students learn how to resist drugs and violence. The students also learn about the dangers of drugs and the many ways to say no. Abuse of legal drugs such as alcohol, tobacco and prescription medications are discussed as well as why age limits and laws are important. The purpose of these classes is to spur discussion with parents in the home. By having parents reinforce the dangers associated with drug use and why resolving conflicts with violence is a dead end solution, it is our belief that students will model their behavior based on our teachings, life experiences and positive role models.

Essex Fells Police Foundation

Essex Fells Police Foundation

The Essex Fells Police Foundation is a charitable organization, created by concerned residents, which raises funds for the purpose of purchasing equipment and training for the Essex Fells Police Department.

These purchases enable our police officers to obtain equipment and training which the department would not be able to provide under its regular limited budget.

Former Police Chief Jerry Savage Passes Away

Jeremiah J. Savage, "Jerry," passed away Saturday evening, January 31, 2015 at West Caldwell Care Center.

Born and raised in Orange, he was a resident of Caldwell before moving to Parsippany in the early 1960's.

Mr. Savage served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He was stationed in Okinowa.

He later earned his Bachelors Degree from Seton Hall University.

Mr. Savage had a distinguished career in law enforcement, having served 29 years in the Essex Fells Police Department, before retiring in 1983 as Chief of Police.

He was a longtime member of St. Peter the Apostle R.C. Church, Parsippany and the PBA Local #81 of Essex Fells.

Preceded in death by a daughter, Joanne; and his three siblings.; he is survived by his wife of 61 years, Sally J. (nee Cardia); a daughter, Patti Ann Van Dam of Florida; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.


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Essex Fells Police Department
255 Roseland Avenue
Essex Fells, NJ 07021-0038

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-Emergency: 973.226.3000
Detective/: 973.226.3000 ext. 113 Records: 973.226.3723
Detective: 973.226.3722
Fax: 973.228.6296

Records Desk Hours:
10am to 2pm

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