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Police Director
Sheilah A. Coley

Biography

On behalf of the men and women of the Newark Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our website. Here, a wealth of information is at your fingertips. I hope you find our website interesting and informative.


The Newark Police Department ranks as the largest municipal police force in New Jersey, and the fifth oldest in the United States. Over a century and a half of policing experience has shaped our rich history and traditions.


Newark’s police officers serve our City proudly. We strive to enhance partnerships with our diverse communities to make Newark a safer place for those who live, work, and visit our City. We rely on our partnerships as a cornerstone for crime prevention.


Our goal is to provide the very best of police services. Our job is to provide security so that the City of Newark may continue to set a national standard for urban transformation.

We invite you to explore our website, and we welcome your feedback.

 

Sheilah A. Coley
Police Director

 


 


Chief Chief of Police
Ivonne Roman


Biography

I am honored to serve the City of Newark as Chief of Police. My critical responsibilities include implementing the vision and policies set forth by the Police Director, while managing the NPD’s day-to-day operations.

The Police Director and I are committed to enhancing police presence and effectiveness in our neighborhoods. We will maintain open lines of communication so that we can better understand neighborhood crime and disorder, as well as our residents’ views and opinions of our organization.

We believe that engaging the talents and energies of our diverse communities is vital to ensuring our success. Despite tough times, Newark’s communities and police officers can work together to overcome any challenge to reducing crime and fear in our neighborhoods.

As an organization, we have an impressive list of accomplishments. We are thankful for the hard work and dedication of our officers who made these accomplishments possible. By striving to perfect our professionalism, together we will build a bridge between a proud past and a great future.

Ivonne Roman
Chief of Police