The Maywood Police Department is committed to our mission of being responsive to our community in the delivery of quality services. Recognizing our responsibility to maintain order and to provide for the public safety of all residents, our objective is to improve the quality of life through a community partnership which promotes safe and secure neighborhoods. Our website is a valuable tool that can help strengthen this partnership by allowing us to communicate important information to the residents of Maywood in a timely manner. The MPD has also implemented the use of Facebook, Twitter and Nixle in order to broadcast information such as weather alerts, parking enforcement notices and town events. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact us at (201) 845-8800.

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5/8/15 - The Maywood Police Department recently installed a prescription medicine drop box in the lobby of Police Headquarters. The drop box, donated by CVS Pharmacy, is available to the public 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Residents can drop off any unwanted or unused prescription medication. Please note that liquids and syringes (sharps) cannot be accepted. A special thank you to Sgt. Mary Tutschek for overseeing the installation of the drop box.

DON'T FLUSH YOUR MEDICATION: A recent study shows that 80 percent of US streams contain small amounts of human medicines. Sewage systems cannot remove these medicines from water that is released into lakes, rivers or oceans. Fish and other aquatic animals have shown adverse effects from medicines in the water. And, even very small amounts of medicine have been found in drinking water.


 4/2/15 - The Maywood Special Police are accepting applications for membership for Special Class 1 officers. Applications can be picked up at Maywood Police Headquarters and must be returned by May 1, 2015.

The following are the Borough of Maywood requirements:

A. No person may be appointed as a special law enforcement officer unless the person:

(1) Is a resident of this State during the term of employment.

(2) Is able to read, write and speak the English language well and intelligently and has a high school diploma or its equivalent.

(3) Is sound in body and of good health.

(4) Is of good moral character.

(5) Has not been convicted of any offense involving dishonesty or which would make him unfit to perform the duties of his office.

(6) Has successfully undergone the same psychological testing that is required of all full-time police officers in the Borough of Maywood.

B. No person shall be appointed to serve as a special law enforcement officer in more than one municipality at the same time, nor shall any permanent, regularly appointed full-time police officer of any municipality be appointed as a special law enforcement officer, nor shall any public official with responsibility for setting law enforcement policy or exercising authority over the budget of the Borough of Maywood or supervision of the Maywood Police Department be appointed as a special law enforcement officer.

C. Every applicant for the position of special law enforcement officer shall have his or her fingerprints taken, which fingerprints, upon appointment to such position, shall be filed with the Division of State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

D. The Chief of Police or, in his absence, other chief law enforcement officer of the Borough shall conduct a background investigation of the applicant to ascertain the eligibility and qualifications of the applicant and shall report these determinations, in writing, to the Mayor and Council.

Any questions please contact Officer Glenn Tutschek, (201) 845-8800


3/23/15 - The Maywood Police Officers Association is accepting applications for their 2015 Scholarship Program. Applicants must be Maywood residents. Applications are to be filled out completely and returned in a sealed envelope to Maywood Police Headquarters no later than May 1, 2015. A typed letter explaining why you are applying for the scholarship and how it will help you attain your future goals must be submitted with the application. Applications can be download by clicking the link below or can be picked up at Police Headquarters located at 15 Park Avenue.



1/22/15 -
The Hackensack Police Department is proud to announce it's 15th Annual Police Youth Academy, for qualified young men and women who are in grades 8 through 12.

This year we will again be expanding to include students from all of our sending districts and officers from the Maywood, Rochelle Park, South Hackensack Police Departments and Hackensack Fire Department.

This week long program will be held Monday April 6, 2015 to Friday April 10, 2015, at the Nellie K. Parker School, (Maple Hill Drive & Central Ave.) from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Our objective is a week of education and fun through a Police Academy format. The five-day curriculum will include various presentations from guest law enforcement agencies, day trips, military drills, and physical training to give the student an idea of types of training involved in becoming an emergency responder.

Applications can be obtained at www.hackensack.org and are due back to the Hackensack Police Department by March 13, 2015. Any questions, please call P.O. Matthew Parodi at 201-845-2900 ext. 137 or the Hackensack PD Juvenile Bureau at 201-646-7682.


10/13/14 - On September 19, 2014 the Maywood Police Department’s Juvenile Bureau hosted a Sticker Shock Campaign in conjunction with the Bergen County Prevention Coalition and Cornet Variety (138 West Pleasant Avenue).  The Sticker Shock Campaign was held at Cornet Variety to raise awareness in the community about the dangers of underage drinking and to discourage individuals over 21 years old to purchase and supply alcohol to minors.  During the campaign, students placed stickers and bottle hang tags on alcoholic beverages with various sayings.  A special thank you to Erin Delaney from the Bergen County Coalition and Krupen and Binal Dudhia, owners of Coronet Variety.


8/17/14 -
On August 12th, the Borough of Maywood promoted seven officers. Lieutenant Joseph Natale was promoted to the rank of Captain. Sergeant Terence Kenny and Sergeant Mark Gillies were both promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Officers Mary Agnes Tutschek, Darryl Wuhrl, Derek Smith and Richard Brown were all promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Congratulations to all and best of luck in your new positions!

6/4/14 - The Maywood Police Officers' Association is pleased to announce Hannah Demuro as the winner of the 2014 MPOA Scholarship. Hannah was selected from a pool of over 20 applicants and received $1,000.00 towards her college education. The MPOA would like to wish Hannah the best of luck in her future endeavors. Pictured below: Hannah receives her award from Officers Wuhrl and Cook.


5/12/14 - The Maywood Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating Mr. Colin Harth.

Colin was last seen on 04-18-14 at approximately 1400 hours when he was dropped off in the area of his residence near Essex Street and Maybrook Drive.

Colin is described as a 54 year old white male, 5’ 8” tall, 185 lbs. black and gray hair and is missing a front tooth.  He has a lazy right eye (amblyopia), may be wearing glasses and a khaki jumpsuit.  Colin might possibly be in need of medical attention and is currently not taking his medication.

All area hospitals are to check their registries and to notify the Maywood Police Department if Colin Harth is located.

Anyone who may know the whereabouts of Colin Harth is strongly urged to contact the Maywood N.J. Police Department immediately at (201) 845-8800. Please direct any questions to the Maywood Police Detective Bureau.


3/3/14 - The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Maywood Police Department are looking for information relative to two early morning fires that have been determined to be intentionally set (arson).

On Sunday, March, 2, 2014 at approximately 5:30 a.m., the Maywood Police Department received a 911 call reporting an explosion and fire in a detached garage of an apartment complex located at 5 Hammell Place, Maywood. The Maywood Police and Fire Departments responded to the scene and began extinguishing the fire. The explosion heard by the 9-1-1 caller was simply the result of the fire, not the cause of it. It was determined that an unknown person(s) intentionally lit the fire, which then caused several containers kept in the garage to explode.

While fighting the fire on Hammell Place, they received a fire alarm at 8 Windsor Court, Maywood. The Maywood Fire Department responded and found a fire in the garage underneath the apartment building of 8 Windsor Court. The fire consumed one vehicle and caused damage to others. The fire was extinguished and no injuries were reported. It should be noted that the apartment building above the garage was occupied with numerous tenants at the time of the fire and the possibility of injury and/or death existed.

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Arson Squad conducted an investigation and both fires were determined to be intentionally set, arson fires.

Prosecutor Molinelli is asking for the public’s assistance with this case. Anyone with information regarding these fires is encouraged to contact the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Anonymous TIPS line at 201-226-5532 or the Maywood Police Department at 201-845-8800.


Add/Remove/Update Your Contact Information8/23/13 In an effort to provide more reliable and effective communications with citizens, the Borough of Maywood has implemented SwiftReach Networks, Inc. as our emergency notification provider.

By following the link to the right, residents can enter up to four phone numbers into our Swift911 Database. Swift911™ is a system designed to make phone calls to specific people or areas in the event of an emergency or for sharing important information. It is a high speed notification program with the capability of delivering recorded warnings to the entire community, via telephone, email, text or pager.


7/9/13 - The Maywood Police Department arrested a resident for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. 

On July 8th at approximately 9:30 pm, P.O. Erik Aronson was dispatched to a reported suspicious vehicle complaint.  After interviewing the passenger of the vehicle and locating where the driver was visiting, P.O. Aronson detected an odor of raw marijuana emanating from inside the residence where the driver was visiting.  Contact was made with the resident who consented to a search of the home which resulted in the confiscation of over two pounds of marijuana and associated drug paraphernalia. 

The resident was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to distribute and maintaining a nuisance. 

The resident was processed at Police Headquarters and released pending his court appearance.


6/14/13 -
“Chief for a day”. For those of you who don't know what’s it’s about, it’s a day for creating memories that will last a lifetime. This is a program that was opened up to Bergen County Police Departments by Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino.

It's an inspirational program to brighten the lives of local children with a life threatening condition or chronic health conditions.

With donations, we... are able to provide the "Chief" with her uniform, plaques, breakfast, seating/meals for her family at the ceremony, and unbelievable gifts.

After being pickup up at her house, she was brought into the Maywood Police Station where she met members of her department. Ava was sworn in as Chief by Mayor Padovano and immediately had to meet members of the press.

After her tour of the police station, off to Memorial School for her kindergartner graduation, followed by more press and photos at the Bergen County Court House with more "Chiefs".

Following that, a police precession went to the Landmark in East Rutherford, where the ceremony was held. During the ceremony she was called up from where she was presented with her plaque from the Chiefs and Mr. Aiello and Mr. Cordle.

Overall, it was a great day for Chief Ava, and all the members of the Maywood Police Department, that will always leave the greatest of memories for all!

Chief Ava Borntrager


5/30/13 - On May 29th, The Maywood Police Department arrested the boyfriend / girlfriend duo of Samantha Dixon, 30, and Lamont Moseley, 28, both of Paterson, in connection with the robbery of the TD Bank on May...wood Avenue on March 27th. On that date, Dixon entered the bank and passed a note to the teller demanding money, Moseley was waiting in a vehicle nearby.

After their arrest, the two confessed to detectives from Maywood and the Fair Lawn Police Departments to the commission of four other bank robberies of TD banks in Fair Lawn, Elmwood Park, Haledon, and Totowa. Moseley also confessed to a December 2011 robbery of a TD bank in Paterson. Charges from the other jurisdictions involved are pending. Dixon and Moseley were committed to the Bergen County Jail on $75,000 bail each, with no 10% option

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