Bear Cub Sightings

It's that time of year when bear cubs will again be passing through our area.  The Allendale Police will again be  monitoring the situation and encourage residents to continue reporting any sightings to the police by calling 201-825-1900. As a general reminder, keep your distance from any wild animals, including but not limited to bears

W. Crescent Ave Milling & Paving

Milling and Paving of W. Crescent Avenue – Week of Monday 4/16 – Friday 4/20 PSE&G has contracted with TILCON to mill & pave W. Crescent Avenue from South of the W. Crescent bridge to Wyckoff Ave. (Waldwick). The work is scheduled to start on Monday 04/16/18 and will be completed by Friday 04/20/18. W.

2018 Internship Program

The Allendale Police Department announces its internship program for the spring semester.   The program is open to college students majoring in Criminal Justice or a related field with a GPA of 2.5 or above.  Applicants must also be of good character and be free of any criminal history. This  is a part-time internship that offers

Diversion Burglaries

Allendale Police want to warn residents that area towns have been experiencing diversion burglaries. Diversion burglaries are when someone posing as a utility employee, municipal worker or handyman comes to the front door and talks to someone or asks them to take them to another part of the property while an accomplice enters and burglarizes

Child Seat Inspection Event

On Wednesday September 13 Allendale police will be at Crestwood Lake to inspect and help install child passenger safety seats.   Certified safety seat technicians will also be on hand to answer any questions and provide educational material. Police will be at Crestwood from  from 3:00pm to 6:00pm for this event. Contact Officer Jamie Hillgardner at

July 4 Fireworks Information

We've made some changes to the way our fireworks will be handled this year.  There will be hard road closures to prevent vehicles from entering the area by Crestwood's entrance and bags, backpacks, purses and other items are subject to inspection on the way into the park. For more information on this year's event please

Vehicle Theft

At 3:00 AM on May 31 police received a call that a resident's SUV was being stolen.  Officers Rizzo and Rosendahl responded and found two vehicles driving on Wilton Drive toward East Crescent.  One, a Toyota Camry occupied by three people, was stopped by Officer Rosendahl.  The other, the stolen SUV with one occupant, drove

Burglar Arrested Exiting House

In the early morning hours of Sept. 15th, Allendale police captured a burglar as he was exiting a house on Allendale Avenue. Sgt. Terrence Lawler and Officer Dan Rosendahl were conducting a burglary detail in response to recent reports of burglaries and thefts in the area. While on Franklin Turnpike they saw a male party

Safe Exchange Zone Created

Allendale Police have established a Safe Exchange Zone at police headquarters. This Safe Exchange Zone is in our parking lot, indicated by a sign, is well lit and is monitored by video. The purpose of this Safe Exchange Zone is to provide a safe area for residents to buy and sell items through internet transactions.

Crosswalk Updates

Allendale Police are working with the DPW to revamp the business district so the crosswalks and parking stalls are safer and comply with NJ law.   This has been a long process, which is nearing completion.  Once done, the area will be safer for both pedestrians and motorists.  We will also  have the proper authority to enforce violations along


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