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Police Save Life!

Sgt. Biro, Ptlm. Quant, and Ptlm. Roemmele responded to 107 Riverdale Road and found a 47 year old male not breathing and with no pulse. The officers immeadiately began CPR and attached the defibrillator (AED). The victim was transported to Chilton ER by the Pompton-Riverdale First Aid Squad. Reports from the Hospital are that the victim was revived and doing well.

Hurricane Information

Call 973-835-3719 for all non-emergency questions.

Please remain off the streets and roads during this emergency, to allow emergency crews the ability to get their job done.


Police Raise Money For Special Olympics

On June 8, 2012 members of the Riverdale Police took part in the annual New Jersey Torch Run for Special Olympics. With the help of the Riverdale Lukoil (Rt. 23 South) and Walmart, the police raised $4,250 for the Special Olympics. Participating in the 9+ mile run were Chief Smith, Sgt. Biro, and Ptlm. Quant.

Webmaster Earns Rank of Eagle Scout

Our Webmaster, Zachary Stewart earned the rank of Eagle Scout on June 2. The entire Police Department congratulates you for such an outstanding accomplishment.

Riverdale Junior Honor Society assist Police Dept.

The members of the Riverdale National Junior Honor Society gave up their time and came to the Scholastic Book Fair to collect money to donate to schools that need help to build their libraries. The members collected $135.00. Scholastic Books matched that and donated $135.00 to a national charity. They also gave the members a credit of $135.00 for books to donate to the organization of their choice. The NJHS members decided to donate the books to the Riverdale Police Department so they can keep the books in their cars to give to children in emergency situations.

Cornerstone Chiropractic donates life saving equipment

Dr. Joseph Young of Cornerstone Chiropractic has generously donated a brand new, state of the art, adult CPR mannequin, infant CPR mannequin, and an AED(defibrillator) trainer to the police department. This equipment will be used to keep all officers trained and certified in CPR. Thank you Dr. Young!

Overturned Dump Truck injures 5

At approximately 7:45am on 10-24-11 a dump truck owned by SC Trucking out of Newark caused a nine car accident at the bottom of the Riverdale hill on Rt. 23S. The highway was shut down for approx. 3 hours while emergency responders aided the 5 injured parties, removed the dump truck and damaged vehicles and then cleared the highway. The 5 injured were treated at Chilton Hospital. The driver of the dump truck was cited for causing the accident and received multiple summonses.

Purse Snatcher Arrested

On 9-20-11, Ptlm. Keil located a fleeing purse snatching suspect in a stolen car. At approx. 8:00am a woman was assaulted and had her purse stolen from the Pathmark and Kinnelon. A broadcast was put out with the description of the suspect and his car. Ptlm. Keil located the suspect vehicle and with assistance from Pompton Lakes PD apprehended the suspect after he fled down Hamburg Tpk and crashed the stolen vehicle he was driving.

RPD Now Accepting Applications

Entry Level Police Officer applications are now being accepted until 9:00am on Sept. 21,2011. You may pick up one application package at the police station. PTC certified is preferred. Do not call the police department with any questions.

Street Fair Postponed

The Riverdale Street Fair has been postponed due to flooding. The new date for the fair is Sept. 25, 2011.

Road Closed

Due to flooding from the hurricane Rt. 23 remains closed in Pompton Plains. Riverdale Road and Hamburg Tpk. are now open in Riverdale.

01/05/06 - RPD Dispatcher deployed to Iraq

Riverdale Police Department dispatcher, Eric Hollenstein, a United States Marine Corps. reservist, recently received word that he is being deployed to Iraq to fight the War on Terrorism. We would like to wish him, and all of the troops stationed in Iraq nothing but the best on their tours of duty, and a safe and sound arrival home.

11/17/05 - Injured Marines Fund

The mission of the Family and Friends for Freedom Fund is to raise funds for injured Marines and their families. Our country's severely wounded Marines continue to fight battles here at home with their struggle to adjust to their injuries. This organization provides financial support to injured Marines while they continue their long road to recovery and to continue to support the 'Injured Marines Semper Fi Fund'. We strongly support this fund and would like any visitors to our online home to consider donating. You can make a donation at any time by clicking here.

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