Tuesday, February 21, 2017


The Fairfield Police Department is accepting resumes for the position of police officer. The eligibility requirements are listed below from the Township's ordinance. Resumes must be received no later than midnight on February 24, 2017. Qualified candidates can submit resumes to the following:

Office of the Chief of Police

Fairfield Police Department'

230 Fairfield Road

Fairfield, N.J. 07004


2-11.2            Probationary Police Officer; Eligibility and Appointment.

a.     No person shall hereafter be appointed probationary Police Officer who is not eligible under the New Jersey Statutes.

b.     No person shall hereafter be appointed permanent Police Officer unless he is eligible for that appointment under the applicable laws of the State of New Jersey, and no sooner than twelve (12) months following the date of appointment by the Mayor and Council.

c.     No person shall be appointed a probationary Police Officer who is not a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of New Jersey.

d.     No person shall be appointed a probationary Police Officer who is unable to read, write, speak, and understand the English language well and intelligently.

e.     No person shall be appointed a probationary Police officer unless they possess a valid New Jersey State driver's license and a four (4) year college degree preferably in criminal justice from an accredited institution, or three (3) years of military service.

f.      No person shall be appointed a probationary Police Officer unless they successfully complete a medical examination including eyesight test of 20/20 vision or 20/30 vision correct. All candidates shall successfully pass a drug screening test as administered by the Township physician.

g.     No person shall be appointed a probationary Police Officer who is not of good moral character or who has been convicted of any criminal offense involving moral turpitude.


The Fairfield Police Department is pleased to announce the scheduled promotions of the following officers:

  • Sergeant Charles Zampino to the rank of lieutenant
  • Sergeant Daniel Dias to the rank of lieutenant
  • Detective Michael Nyhuis to the rank of sergeant
  • Officer Frank Tracey to the rank of sergeant
  • Detective John McGrory to the rank of sergeant

The promotional ceremonies are to take place at February 27, 2017 meeting of the the Mayor & Council at 7:00 PM at the Fairfield Municipal Building. All are welcome to attend


The Fairfield Police Department is warning residents that on February 10, 2017,two vehicles were stolen from driveways in the Talbot Road area

Here are some tips to help prevent becoming a victim:

  • Leaving Vehicles Unattended While Running- With the cold winter months upon us, many motorists will often start their cars and leave them running unattended until the interior of the vehicle warms. Additionally, they often pull up to stores to quickly run in and pick up an item and believe their car is safe because they can usually see it from inside of the store. Both present golden opportunity for car thieves who are actually riding around looking for such vehicles. It only takes a few seconds for a car that is running to be stolen, especially if left unlocked.


  • Locking Car Doors When Vehicle is Unattended- Most people will always lock their car doors when out in parking lot such as malls and restaurants but they very often do not lock them while they are parked in their driveways or out in front of their homes as they feel safer there. Vehicles, when left unattended, should always be locked in order to protect its contents, especially overnight. Thieves are looking for anything such as GPS devices, sunglasses and money. It is also a good practice to keep valuable items out of view and in the trunk.


  • Remove Keys from Vehicle- Please remove your keys and key fobs from the vehicle when unattended in your driveway. Many new vehicles have side mirrors that fold in when the key fob is removed. Conversely, thieves who see that mirrors are still extended now know that the key fob is present in the vehicle


Please immediately report any suspicious activity to the police department.




The Fairfield Police Department is adamantly warning motorists not to leave their vehicles idling while unattended. While it is against state law to do so, the bigger concern is the increase of stolen vehicles occurring in the West Essex area over the past few months that have been taken as a result of motorists who have done just that. The most recent incident took place on Saturday March 2, 2013 at the A-1 Sunoco station at the intersection of Passaic Avenue and Greenbrook Road. A 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer was taken in just a few seconds when the owner ran into the store.


Chief Charles Voelker will be hosting his monthly meeting of the Citizens Traffic and Crime Prevention Committee. The chief will discuss issues relating to each topic and will field questions about law enforcement activities in Fairfield. The meeting will be held at the Fairfield Community Center, 376 Hollywood Avenue, on Augsut 21, 2012 at 7:00 P.M.  Everyone is welcome to attend.


There will be a regularly scheduled meeting of the Fairfield Mayor and Council on Monday April 9, 2012 at 7:30 P.M.

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