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Howard Ostrow
Chief of Police

Robert Pizzi
Captain of Police

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.

Police Department Update March 16, 2020

As of Tuesday March 17, 2020, the Northvale Police Department Headquarters will be closed to the public due to the Coronavirus emergency facing our nation and community. These measures are being taken to promote social distancing in an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19 and for the safety of our staff.

If you need police assistance please call the Northvale Police Department at 201-768-5900. Our 24 hour dispatchers are available to answer all calls.

Requests for Motor Vehicle Crash reports and Incident Reports can be made over the phone and can be faxed or emailed to you when completed.

In the event of an emergency, please call 9-1-1. In the interest of public safety, please inform the dispatcher if you are quarantined (mandatory or self-imposed) in your home due to possible or confirmed Covid-19 exposure. If possible please place a sign on your front door or window to alert police and safety personnel to take precautionary measures. Upon arrival officers will be asking you questions and will only enter your home or business if determined to be necessary. Please be patient and respect this procedure as it is for the safety of all involved. Please use social distancing measures when interacting with officers.

We are committed to providing the residents and businesses of Northvale with the highest service as we have always done. We need to protect our personnel so that we can continue to serve and meet the needs of the community.

Thank you for your support and cooperation during this difficult time. As a community, we can get through this together.

Stay safe and stay healthy.

Howard Ostrow,
Chief of Police/OEM Coordinator

NJMVC Adds More Online Services

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission today announced it has added to its growing offering of web-based transactions, expanding the types of vehicles eligible for online registration renewals and replacements.

The additional vehicle registration categories range from four-year commercial trailers to commuter vans and ATVs. A full list is available at

“We recognize that extended agency closures to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 have caused a hardship for many of our customers,’’ said MVC Chief Administrator Sue Fulton. “While these closures are necessary to protect the health and safety of our customers and employees, the Commission has worked diligently on multiple fronts to offset these hardships, including the addition of key online services.’’

Customers should visit for the latest updates and news.