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Main Contacts

Police Emergency
Dial 911

Police Main Number
(Non-Emergency)

201-768-5900

William Essmann
Chief of Police
201-768-5900

Howard Ostro
Captain of Police
201-768-5900


Hours of Operation

Police Department:
24 hours, 7 days a week

Records Bureau:
Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Police Department


Rockleigh Borough contracts with the Borough of Northvale, NJ, for a full range of security services and resources.

Uniformed patrol presence in or near the Borough at all times is stipulated by the contract. The Closter Communications Center answers all enhanced 9-1-1 calls from Rockleigh Borough and dispatches appropriate ambulance, fire department or police response. In addition to patrol, the Northvale Police Department is the "first responder" for all automatic alarms of fire. he County of Bergen Dispatch Center (located in Mahwah, New Jersey) dispatches the Rockleigh Volunteer Fire Department and coordinates the communication needs of the Fire Department at all incidents.

The Northvale Police Department provides professional backup services and resources, including additional personnel and vehicles when needed, detective and crime investigation services, and emergency management resources.

The Inter-Local Agreement between Rockleigh and Northvale for police services is an outstanding example of the principle of shared community resources.