Monday - Friday
8:30 - 4:30

P: 201.569.5400

67 Union Ave
Cresskill, NJ 07626


Contact Us

Non Emergency: (201) 568-1400
Fax: (201) 568-4862
Emergency: 9-1-1

**DO NOT CONTACT via Email or Social Media to report incidents needing immediate police action, crimes in the past or in progress, or suspicious activity. Email is not monitored daily. Always call us (201)-568-1400**

Police Department Information

The Cresskill Police Department is an Accredited Law Enforcement agency located behind the Borough Hall off of Dogwood Lane. We are staffed by 24 Officers and 4 full time dispatchers. Out of the 24 Officers, 2 are assigned to the detective bureau, 1 is assigned to the juvenile detective bureau, and 1 is assigned to the traffic bureau. There are 4 rotating road patrol squads each consisting of a road Sergeant and Patrolmen, supplemented by assistance from Captains, Lieutenants, Detectives, and Traffic.

We are an "in house" dispatched department, meaning when you call our desk at 201-568-1400, a dispatcher actually sitting in our headquarters, not a large call center out of town, will take your call. Our four full time dispatchers are also supplemented by per-diem dispatchers when the need arises. Our department also has class 1 Special Law Enforcement Officers who assist us with large events and crowd control.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Cresskill Police Department is to provide professional, quality police service to the Borough of Cresskill. We have been entrusted with the responsibility to maintain order, protect life and property and to improve the quality of life for all Cresskill residents, members of the community, and visitors. Our objective is to maintain a safe and secure environment for all by interacting with the community, emphasizing the control and prevention of crime and providing fair, impartial, efficient service to the public. 

To demonstrate our commitment to our profession and to the public, the members of the Cresskill Police Department subscribe to the following values:

Excellence: We are committed to delivering quality police service by recognizing the importance of training, personal effort, teamwork, modern equipment, dedication to duty and strong professional standards.

Fairness: Impartial decisions and policies are the foundation of our interactions. We are consistent in our treatment of all persons. Our actions are tempered with reason and equity.

Integrity: We are dedicated to maintaining the highest moral standards by embracing the principals of honesty, trust and courage.

Respect: We recognize the value of our unique cultural diversity and treat the people with kindness, tolerance, and dignity. We protect the rights, liberties, and freedoms as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States and the State of New Jersey.


The Cresskill Police Department utilizes Watch Guard dash and body worn cameras as pictured.

The Cresskill Police Department, in accordance with the Attorney General’s Directive, has implemented a random drug testing policy of sworn law enforcement personnel which is available to public review upon request.

Department Staff

Chief Wrixon

Community Policing
Ptl. Grubecki

Detective Bureau
Det. Birnie

Juvenile Bureau
Det. Birnie

Lt. Luciano

Domestic Violence Liaison
Lt. Luciano

Firearms Permits
Ptl. Bresnan

Honor Guard Unit
Lt. Lanzilotti

Patrol Division
Lt. Lanzilotti

Det. Birnie

Traffic Bureau
Ptl. Grubecki

Child Seat Installation
Sgt. Coleman

Internal Affairs
Deputy Chief Domville

Frequently Asked Questions

There is a power outage in town, should I call the police to find out when it will be restored?

No. During power outages, the Police Department's emergency call volume increases dramatically as we respond to various situations around town.

If you have an emergency during a power outage please do call us.

However, if you are calling only to inquire as to when the power will be restored, just like you we do not know. When this is done, it prevents our dispatchers from answering calls with emergencies pending. You may call the power company or check the power companies website from a mobile device during a power outage to get an estimate when the outage will be restored, however we do not know when you will get your power back.