Tenafly Police Department
100 Riveredge Road
Tenafly, NJ 07670
Headquarters (non-emergency): 201-568-5100
For Emergencies, use 9-1-1.
Robert Chamberlain, Chief of Police
The Tenafly Police Department is located in the Municipal Center at 100 Riveredge Road in Tenafly, NJ. The Borough of Tenafly is served by a full-time professionally trained police department consisting of 34 sworn Police Officers, 4 civilian telecommunicators, an Administrative Assistant, and a Records Clerk. The Police Department is also responsible for overseeing and coordinating our 27 school crossing guards.
The Tenafly Police Department is comprised of a Patrol Division, Traffic Bureau, Detective Bureau, Juvenile Officer, and School Resource Officer. Please visit each division on our site to learn more about their functions and responsibilities.
9-1-1 is for Emergency Use only
The Tenafly Police Department provides the following advice to residents concerning the proper use of the 9-1-1 emergency system. 9-1-1 should only be used for true emergencies. Some examples of calls that meet the criteria for using 9-1-1 include the following:
- When a life is in danger.
- When you see a fire.
- When a crime is being committed.
- When Police, Fire or an Ambulance is needed IMMEDIATELY.
When calling 9-1-1 please:
- Remain calm.
- Give location of the emergency.
- Explain the type of emergency.
- Stay on the line until the dispatcher tells you to hang up. Even when the dispatcher is asking for additional information, police are responding to your location. Hanging up will not expedite our response, it only gives us less information to work with.
These guidelines for the use of 9-1-1 are important. The Police, Fire and Ambulance are there to insure your safety and prevent disasters. Following these simple guidelines will help us serve the community better during emergencies.
Burglar, Fire, & Medical Alarm Registration
Borough regulations require that the occupant of any business or resident in the Borough must register any burglar or fire alarm for the premise. Last year, the Tenafly Police and Fire responded to over 2,400 false alarms and the regulations require the alarm to be registered to reduce the number of such false alarms. This is done, in part, by better control over faulty or inferior alarm equipment. Please contact Police Headquarters to obtain an alarm registration form. These forms will be available online in the near future.