Mon - Fri: 8:00 - 4:30
Sat-Sun Closed
(201) 573-1800
Office
53 Park Avenue
Park Ridge, NJ 07656
Address

Police Department History

The Park Ridge Police Department has a rich and storied history of providing the residents of the Borough of Park Ridge with quality police services.  As the town has grown so has the police department and the services that they provide.  Please feel free to review the links on the left to read more about the past members of the police department who have helped transform the department into the police department it is today.

Former Police Chiefs

1894 - Marshal Charles A. Duryea
Chief Salimone
1929 - Chief Anthony Salimone
 1983 - Chief Ernest Swanson
1954 - Chief Norman Stalter
 1983 - Chief Ernest Swanson
1983 - Chief Ernest Swanson
1990 - Chief Robert Minugh
1990 - Chief Robert Minugh
1995 - Chief Richard Oppenheimer
1995 - Chief Richard Oppenheimer

Retired Police Officers from The Borough of Park Ridge

Peter Abele - 1938-1963
Samuel R. Worflar - 1968-1977
Norman H. Stalter - 1950-1983
Charles H. Naden Jr. - 1959-1984
Harold E. Hagens - 1954-1986
Gerald A. McMahon - 1960-1986
John E. Thomas - 1956-1988
Ernest "Rudy" Swanson - 1953-1989
Ade Wirth - 1970-1990
Robert Beardsley - 1970-1992
Constantine Jasonos - 1977-1995
Robert W. Minugh - 1965-1995
Angelo Pagano - 1971-1995
Richard Alcott - 1970-1995
Richard MacFadyen - 1968-1998
George DeGiovanni - 1978-2001
Charles Trojan - 1984-2004
Donald Liu - 1986-2006
Richard Oppenheimer - 1971-2006
Richard Celauro - 1980-2008
Gary Kirk - 1987-2008
Edward Visich - 1984-2009
Charles Barthel - 1990-2010
Paul Marchese- 1990-2015
Nicholas Errico - 1992-2015

In Memoriam

Police Officer Dave Morris

PO Dave Morris -Badge #12 - 1987-1992

Police Officer Dave Morris was 26 years old when he sustained a fatal head injury while off duty on Berthoud Street on January 17, 1992.  His badge #12 is reflected on our home page.
Sergeant J. Craig McGovern

SGT J. Craig McGovern - 1974-1993

Sergeant . J. Craig McGovern was off duty and travelling on the Staten Island Expressway on November 7, 1993 when a drunk driver crossed the center median and struck his vehicle head on.  He died en route to the hospital.
Police Officer Richard Stanchek

PO Richard Stanchek - Badge #8 - 1982-1994

Officer Richard Stanchek was off duty when he fell ill in his kitchen on Berthoud Street on January 17, 1994.  He went into cardiac arrest and died in the arms of fellow officers responding to his aid.    

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