Police Department

PGPD ORI: NJ0170800
Penns Grove PD website: https://www.pennsgrovepd.org

FOR AN EMERGENCY DIAL: 856-299-0055 OR 911
Non-emergencies ONLY : 856 299 0056, press 2 for Spanish, follow the prompts.


  • Police Director: Richard Rivera 856-299-0056 Ext. 104
  • Officer In Charge (OIC): Cpl. Robert Frett 856-299-0056 Ext. 117
  • Police Clerk/Admin Secretary: Tracy Thompson 856-299-0056 Ext. 122


Our Mission is to enable a safe and secure environment by protecting the rights of persons and property through crime prevention and enforcement of law.

The Penns Grove Police Department is one of the many law enforcement agencies in the State of New Jersey. The members of our organization are dedicated to providing our citizens and the many visitors to our community with quality law enforcement. The department consists of 16 sworn police officers and 4 civilian support staff personnel.

As the demands for police service expands, we strive to continually improve our abilities to perform our duties and to expand in our community partnerships. The most fulfilling relationships are built on understanding and communication. With that knowledge, the goal of this website is to help you understand our police department and its commitment to enhancing the quality of life.

As a department, we urge those who live, work or otherwise visit our Borough to become an active partner with the Penns Grove Police Department in combating crime and enhancing the quality of life. This relationship occurs when both us, the department and you, the people, understand each others needs and concerns. This understanding will result in the prevention of criminal activity, the solving of crimes, and the overall improvement of the quality of life in our community.