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Perth Amboy Police Department

The Perth Amboy Police Department has established a table of organization; 135 full time Uniformed Officers are supported by 11 Special Class I and 3 Special Class II part time Police Officers, 23 volunteer Auxiliary Police Officers, civilian 911 dispatchers, civilian report takers, along with a complement of non-uniformed civilian support personnel, including a Domestic Violence Response Team, Police Chaplain Corps, and a Community Emergency Response Team. A total of 250 personnel makeup our family, providing superior service and utilizing the best practice in law enforcement.

A Police Director and Deputy Chief lead the department in its entirety. In addition to the usual protective services provided to the community, the department also maintains a full Investigative Division which includes an ID Bureau, Special Investigation Bureau, Juvenile Aid Bureau and a Community Service Unit. The department operates a centralized 911 Dispatch Communication Center for all emergency services within the city and is housed within the Public Safety Complex.

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Larry Cattano, Chief of Police and Director of Office of Emergency Management
Department Phone Number
(732) 324-3800
Department Hours
Office Hours
Mon. to Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Emergency: 911
Non-Emergencies: (732) 442-4400
Remains in full operation 24/7
Department Address
365 New Brunswick Avenue
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861