Township of Hillside Police Department Website


Louis Panarese

Chief of Police



It is the mission of the Hillside Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety while working with our diverse communities to improve their quality of life. Our mandate is to do so with honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence.



If you observe something suspicious or in need of police attention, please contact:

  Hillside Police Department at (973) 926-5800.

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The Township of Hillside Police Department values it's collaborative relationships with all members of our community. We encourage residents  to  forward any concerns they may have to assist our agency in best serving our residents and Township of Hillside.




2:25 pm

The Township of Hillside  experienced a power outage on the northeastern portion of the township this morning. This disruption of service was caused by a work crew striking a power line in the City of Irvington. At this time, PSE&G has restored power to the affected areas. Chief Panarese would like to extend his gratitude to the memebrs of our community for their patience.




On August 15, 2016, Chief Panarese and members of the Hillside Police Department FOP Lodge 160 Supervisors union, present Queen King of Fresh and Pretty Florist with a Hillside Fraternal Order of Police appreciation award. Immediately following the tragic deaths across the country of police officers, Ms King brought roses to the police department with a note of support and appreciation for the police department and law enforcement. “Ms. King is a valuable member of our community and is first to volunteer for any community project, she is a wonderful person and a true supporter of our police department” said Chief Panarese. Pictured with Ms. King is Lieutenant Louis Rufino, Lieutenant Michael Katsoudas, Chief Louis Panarese, Captain Nicola Lomonte and Lodge 160 President Sergeant Matthew Cove.







News & Events

    Arrest Property Tax Fraud
    On February 24,2015th, Lee P. Touchque was arrested by Hillside police for fabrication of evidence and false swearing.In November of 2014 Touchque presented a payor's copy of a tax statement as proof he paid property taxes for the fiscal year 2011 - 2012 in the amount of $13,250. On December 14, 201...


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