Police Department

To the Residents, Businesses, and Organizations of the Town of Harrison:

Harrison Police Department Group Photo

I would like to welcome you to the Harrison Police Departments web page. On March 1, 2018,  I was given the privilege of being sworn in as the  Chief of Police of the Harrison Police Department. My primary goal is to keep our community safe by ensuring that all of our police officers adhere to the principals of our mission statement to protect and serve with honor, integrity and fairness.  

As our town continues to grow through ongoing development your  Police Department will pride itself on respect for all of our diverse citizens while delivering exceptional police services from our highly trained officers.    In my role as Chief of Police, I will aim to make Harrison Police Department a model of effective service to the community through the following initiatives:

  • Establish effective community outreach and maintain engagement with community members and leaders in the Town of Harrison through frequent interaction at all levels of policing  We have implemented  the Community Policing Unit and added  Patrol, Park & Walk assignments.
  • Establish and maintain a stable system for communication and collaboration with constituents in the community and the Town Council. We have met with several community organizations, Business owners and resident groups to ask how our police department can better serve our community.
  • Reduce crime through the implementation of best practice protocols for crime prevention and response.  Increase our deployment of the Crime Suppression Unit and addressing hot spots using directed patrol tactics.
  • Establish and maintain the highest level of professionalism and service in officers at all levels through consistent training, mentoring and effective supervision

I strongly believe in utilizing a community oriented  model of policing.  I am committed to ensure that the positive working relationships between the community and the Harrison Police Department remain my priority. As you browse this web site click on the links to the left which will give you a better understanding of the multiple units within our Police Department.  Please feel free to review the Crime Prevention Message and  Tips links to see how you can better protect yourself in your home and business.

In closing, the Harrison Police Department prides itself on providing our residents, businesses and organizations with prompt, strong and effective public safety services. You have the right to feel safe in your neighborhood, your home, your business and your place of worship. While your police department shoulders the primary responsibility of protecting and serving the community, we are stronger and much more effective with your help.  We look to you to be our eyes and ears.  If you hear something, if you see something...Say Something!  Flag down a passing police car, or call 911 or (973) 483-4100 to report anything that you feel is suspicious.  You can choose to remain anonymous.  With your help, we can continue to keep Harrison a safe community.  

My door is always open, please feel free to stop by if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns...or contact me at (973) 483-7755. Or via email dstrumolo@townofharrison.com 


David Strumolo