Police

Chief
John T. Stranahan Sr.  Ext. 117

Operations Officer 
Lt. Patrick Riley Sr.   Ext. 113

Police Clerk
Tracy A. Thompson  Ext. 122

FOR AN EMERGENCY DIAL: 856-299-0055 OR 911

Non-emergencies  ONLY : 856 299 0056, press 2 for Spanish, follow the prompts.

On behalf of the men and women of the Penns Grove Police Department, we welcome you to our website. We hope you will find it useful and informative. It is intended to provide the public with an additional opportunity for communicating with us and for learning about how we carry out our public safety and service missions. 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 15 sworn police officers and 4 civilian support staff personnel.

The Penns Grove Police Department serves a residential population of approximately 4,676. 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.

Again, on behalf of the men and women of the Penns Grove Police Department, We welcome you to our web site. It is designed to serve you “The People.”