Our Mission Statement
It is the mission of the Hillside Police Department to maintain the vital trust and partnership we enjoy with our diverse community while safeguarding life and property. It is our goal to instill public confidence in the safety of the Township of Hillside through proven, innovative, and determined efforts to prevent crime and swiftly bring to justice those who violate the law. We pledge to hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards and to carry out our duties with honor, professionalism, and dedication at all times.
Policies & Procedures
To provide transparency and to enhance public trust of our community’s police department, Chief Ricciardi has ordered all policies that may be of public concern to be made public, such as Use of Force, Internal Affairs, Racially Influenced Policing, etc. All Hillside officers are required to follow them. These policies may be accessed by going to powerdms.com/public/HTPD/tree
Animal Cruelty Complaints
The law now requires the Hillside Police Department to investigate and prosecute all violations of New Jersey's animal cruelty laws (Title 4). To report incidents of animal cruelty please call (973) 926-5800 ext. 204.
Body Worn Cameras
The Hillside Police Department utilizes body worn video/audio cameras to enhance officer safety, produce effective materials for training and to produce an additional method of collecting evidence to prosecute those who violate the law. The cameras are worn by officers centered on the front of their shirt.
Anonymous tips may be submitted with our free app:
To submit an anonymous tip using our online form, click here
To send an anonymous tip via text message to the Hillside Police Department, text the keyword HILLSIDEPD and your tip to 847411.
The app is NOT for emergencies. Please call 9-1-1 instead.