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Preserving the Peace of Every Citizen!


Mission Statement

To Provide for the Safety, Protection and Welfare of all Citizens through Fair, Professional and Proactive Enforcement of the Federal, State & Local laws in the Borough of Upper Saddle River.

A message from

Chief Patrick Rotella

Welcome to the Upper Saddle River Police Department's page. I hope that you will find our entire website helpful. This website was developed to provide insight into the workings of our Agency and highlight the services we have available to our residents. The use of websites and other forms of social media has helped greatly in establishing trust within any community, by the dissemination of accurate and timely information. As an accredited Law Enforcement Agency through the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, I take great satisfaction knowing that our Officers adhere to the current, best-accepted policies, procedures and practices within the law enforcement profession. The men and women of the Upper Saddle River Police Department work tirelessly each day to ensure our Community is one of the safest in New Jersey. Through the use of proactive, fair and impartial policing techniques, contemporary crime solving strategies, and established community outreach programs, our Officers strive, each day, to foster a positive working relationship with the public. I encourage you to offer suggestions and provide feedback about our Agency. Your comments will help to serve as a way for us to gauge your confidence in our Department. Thank you for your continued support of all law enforcement officers throughout the Nation. It is very much appreciated. Please feel free to contact me or our Community Outreach Unit at (201) 327-2700, if you should require any further information about our Agency.

  • Chief Michael Fanning 2006-2011
  • Chief Theodore Preusch 1980-2006
  • Chief Andrew Otens 1957-1980


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  • 368 West Saddle River Road Upper Saddle River NJ 07458. 201-327-2700