Township of Clinton Police Department
1370 Route 31 North, Annandale, NJ 08801
(908)735-6000 - Admin. Office
(908)735-7233 - Dispatch for non-emergent matter

(888)735-TIPS - Confidential Tips Line

Officer in Charge:
Lieutenant Douglas Higgins (908)735-6000 ext 232
Admin. Division Cmdr.:
Lieutenant Ryan Melsky (908)735-6000 ext 234

The Clinton Township Police Department Mission Statement

The Clinton Township Police Department was established in 1962 in response to the needs of a growing community; A community faced with many new challenges that required enforcement of state laws, local ordinances, and service to the community.

Once established, the Department developed standards of conduct which have become the core principles of our Mission Statement:

To: Embrace the community with a Spirit of Trust through a moral foundation of integrity, a code of ethics, a philosophy of being the community's helping hand. To: Provide the community with the highest standard of quality of life by protecting the Fundamental Rights enjoyed by all. To: Procure and solicit public trust by achieving a balance between law enforcement and the diverse needs of the community and individuals. To: Acknowledge and respect the individual rights and needs of all persons and families in a community of cultural diversity who deserve our respect and their dignity. To: Provide a channel of open communication between the Department and the community which we the agency are sworn to protect and serve. To: Promote an awareness of community needs in order to meet future changes. To preserve the peace through effective law enforcement, conflict resolution, and community policing. Respecting and Preserving the Human Rights granted to all people under the Constitution of the United States and The State Constitution of New Jersey.


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