Hiring Announcement Fulltime and Substitute Crossing Guards

The Hillsdale Police Department currently has job openings for the position of “Crossing Guard”. This is an open application process with no expiration at this time.
Hourly Rate:  Currently $21.00 per hour.
Positions Available: Full time and substitute guards.
Requirements: Minimum 18 years old, valid driver’s license, good moral character.
Hours:  approximately 3-4.25 hours per day depending on schedule.
Please contact Lou Spagnoli at the Hillsdale Police Department for an application or questions.

The Borough of Hillsdale is an equal employment opportunity employer. Borough and Department policies prohibit discrimination against employees on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, military service, disability, gender identity, and other classifications protected by law. These policies also prohibit discrimination in the form of harassment of an individual on the basis of a protected classification.


HILLSDALE 4X4X48 2023 & Torch Run for Special Olympics

The 4x4x48 challenge began a few years ago when Officer Dave Sayers of the Hillsdale Police Department wanted to create a fundraiser and raise awareness for the Special Olympics while challenging himself.

The 4x4x48 challenge consists of 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours, which David Goggins created! Two of David Goggins's greatest rules are to outwork everyone and push your limits. Officer Dave Sayers lives by those rules and started doing the 4x4x48 two years ago with his kids, and Jake Prusha was a volunteer EMT and firefighter in Hillsdale but is now in the United States Coast Guard.

The donations from this go straight to the Special Olympics of New Jersey, so we appreciate every donation we get!

Please make your donation through FundtheFirst.com:


Coffee with a Cop June 4th

HILLSDALE—On June4th 2023, officers from the Hillsdale Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.

All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 10 a.m. on June 4th 2023. Please contact Dsg. Adam Hampton with questions: (201)664-4200 or ahampton@hillsdalepolice.com

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Hillsdale neighborhoods.

The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are being held across the county, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve.

The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time.  

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2023 Youth Leadership Academy


The Hillsdale Police Department’s Community Policing Unit will conduct a Youth Leadership Academy for qualified students who attended 5th and 6th grade during the 2022-2023 school year.

This 5-day program will be held at Pascack Valley High School from Monday, June 19, 2023, through Friday June 23, 2023.

The program will run from 8:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. Recruits are to be dropped off at Pascack Valley High School. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent or guardian. Please be prompt when dropping off and picking up your children.

It is required that each student brings his or her own lunch for the first four days, pizza will be provided on Friday.  Please label lunch containers. Throughout the day there will be several breaks between blocks of instruction, so several snacks/drinks are recommended.

An official Graduation Ceremony will be held on Friday June 23, 2023 at 1:00 P.M., parents and family are encouraged to attend.

There is a $50.00 fee for each student. The fee will cover miscellaneous expenses for the Junior Police Academy. All checks should be made out to the Hillsdale Police Department.

Fees for the Academy are due once students have been advised of acceptance into the program. Hillsdale Police Department will notify you of acceptance into the program by email. Please ensure that your email address is correct.

Successful Coffee with a Cop!

On 11/12/2022, the Hillsdale Police Department in cooperation with Inserra Supermarkets hosted a "Coffee with a Cop" event at the Hillsdale Shop Rite. The event was attended by members of the Hillsdale Police Department with the goal to interact with the community.
Coffee with a Cop allows citizens to meet with police officers in an environment that facilitates relaxed conversations. Hillsdale Police Officers spoke with many residents about a variety of issues facing our community. We discussed topics from traffic control on side streets, firearms law, road construction, and flooding. 
We listened to what every resident had to say and made necessary referrals to the departments that could address the issues. We are looking forward to hosting another event in the first quarter of 2023. 
We would like to thank Inserra Supermarkets for hosting the event and we would also like to thank the residents who came to the event and spoke with us about their concerns.
The Hillsdale Police Department has been hosting "Coffee with a Cop" events since 2013 and we look forward to celebrating one decade of Coffee with a Cop with our residents in 2023. 

Flood Notification Process

Please see a copy of the recent notice given to all residents in flood-prone areas. This document was prepared in cooperation with the Borough of Hillsdale Office of Emergency Management. 


On behalf of the Hillsdale Emergency Services, we would like to remind you of our flood notification process.  

This neighborhood is prone to flooding, and below are recommendations so you can be notified in an appropriate manner. 

SwiftReach/Reverse 911

Hillsdale Police Department Body Worn Camera Deployment

As of February 21, 2022, the Hillsdale Police Department has implemented body-worn cameras.  All patrol units have been outfitted with these devices, and currently utilize them in all official law enforcement duties.  The footage captured by our officers will preserve interactions with the public, capture evidence to use in cases, and assist in the investigation of motor vehicle offenses.  Body-worn cameras provide training points to assess officer safety, best procedural practice, and interactions with the public. 


Body-worn camera video is similar to cell phone cameras.  The unit will be attached to an officer’s uniform or external vest carrier.  The camera will record in the direction the officer is facing and will capture audio and video within the camera’s field of vision.  Members of the public who interact with officers will be recorded on body camera video.  Officers will notify citizens when the camera is recording, which then an individual can request the camera be deactivated.  It will be at the officer’s discretion whether it is appropriate to deactivate the device.


Body-worn cameras are proven to:

Firearms Identification Card and Permits to Purchase Handguns and Permits to Carry

Hillsdale Police Department Points of Contact for Firearms Permitting:

Sgt. Matt Buesser

P.O. Dave Sayers

DET. Corey Rooney

P.O. Joseph Roma

The following are instructions for obtaining a New Jersey Firearms I.D. Card, Pistol Purchase Permit:

The Firearms Bureau handles all the applications for Firearms Identification Cards and Permits to Purchase Handguns.  Please follow the directions below to apply for a Firearms ID Card or a Pistol Purchase Permit.  A PDF version of the document can also be found attached at the bottom of this article.

If you need any assistance you may contact our firearms bureau at firearms@hillsdalepolice.com or by calling 201-664-4200.

FARS Application Procedures

Effective 12/22/22, Assembly No. A4769 raised the fees for a Firearms Purchaser Identification card to $50.00 and Permits to Purchase Handguns to $25.00 each. All fees must be paid by check or money order and are non-refundable.

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