46 Runners Complete the Edison 2021 Torch Run

The Edison Police Department is proud of our 46 runners in this year’s Torch Run who each completed the 6.2 mile course along Route 27 from Woodbridge to Highland Park, joined briefly by Metuchen PD as we traveled through the borough nestled within the borders of Edison. Along the course, supporters came out to cheer and the Edison Firefighters offered water at two of the firehouses. We also thank the many elected officials and dignitaries who joined us for a prelude ceremony.

Throughout NJ, more than 3,000 runners completed over 750 miles over 26 separate routes to help carry the “Flame of Hope” in this charity run to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics New Jersey. 

VISION FOR 2021

The year 2020 was challenging for all of us. Difficult times require adaptation and transformation. We adapted to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic, providing excellent police services while seeking to protect our human resources. We are also bringing transformational changes to the organization with a focus on problem oriented policing. Under our new Community Oriented Policing Initiative new units will work with traditional bureaus, coordinating and cooperating in the shared responsibility of solving problems in our community. We all look forward to seeing the police department continue to evolve in a positive direction.

COP Chat May 20th

In our second COP Chat, Officer Melissa Michalak from the Firearms Unit explains the NJ Firearms Permit application process and answers questions. Some live questions were edited out for privacy purposes. Also, members of the COP Unit, Sergeant Donald Ship, Officer Jennifer Iorio and Officer Shirley Dong, were available to answer questions.

Special thanks to Anthony De Amorin, Special Assistant to Mayor Lankey, for his participation and assistance in hosting the meetings as well as the Township IT Support and Audio/Video.

COP Chat March 24th

March 24th was the first COP Chat. Chief Thomas Bryan joined Sergeant Ship and Officer Dong of the Communit Oriented Policing Unit live on Zoom where they answered questions from the public. The session was so successful that we’ve scheduled a second COP Chat for May 20th when Officer Michalak will join with the COP Unit and answer questions regarding the new firearms application process. Make sure to follow us on Facebook to see Upcoming Events and watch live.

COP Unit and RCCG Lighthouse

Community Policing Initiative

The Edison Police Department is committed to partnering with the community, listening to feedback, and moving forward with community based partnerships aimed at solving problems. In 2020, the new Traffic and Community Oriented Policing (COP) units were formed under the direction of the Police Administration Bureau with the goal to work with the community solving community identified problems. 

Tom Bryan and Andrew Carey BWC

Body Worn Cameras and Axon 

The Edison Police Department is committed to partnering with the community, listening to feedback, and moving forward with community based partnerships aimed at solving problems. In 2020, the new Traffic and Community Oriented Policing (COP) units were formed under the direction of the Police Administration Bureau with the goal to work with the community solving community identified problems. 

Gun Permits and Instructional Video

All firearms applications are online. Visit our gun permit page to learn how to apply for ID Cards and Permits to Purchase.

We’ve added an instructional video to assist you. Officer Melissa Michalak from the Firearms Unit will walk you through the process and answer common questions. Please note, the video can be watched in Full Screen also. 

Recent Events & News

WAWA Opening

WAWA Opening

Chief of Police Thomas Bryan, Deputy Chief Howard Askelson and the Edison Police Team at the new US HWY #1 WaWa Grand Opening. We all enjoyed the event with the hoagie building competition and WaWa’s generous charitable contributions on behalf of all three participating teams.

MALEA COP EVENT

MALEA COP EVENT

A Special thank you to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone, First Assistant Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet, Chief of County Detectives Paul J. Miller, and Sheriff Darrin J. Russo for stopping by, and the Edison PBA Local 75 for buying the toys!

Cpt Filannino Retires

Cpt Filannino Retires

Captain Salvatore Filannino retired on June 30, 2020, after serving for 37 years in law enforcement. He began his career in 1983 with Middlesex County Corrections, and 1986 with the Middlesex Sheriff's Department. He joined the Edison Police Force...

Telecommunicator Appreciation Week

Telecommunicator Appreciation Week

Below we highlight 4 random Telecommunicators as part of the 2021 National Telecommunicator Appreciation Week. Meet PST Supervisor Jennifer H. Jennifer has been a Dispatcher at the Edison Police Department for 15 years, and she is one of four...

Police Hiring December 2020

Police Hiring December 2020

Mayor Thomas Lankey administered oaths to ten new police officers today as his Administration continues its commitment to strengthening public safety in the state’s fifth largest community. “Municipal government’s first priority is to ensure the...

Bureaus of the Police Department

Office of the Chief of Police

The Chief of Police is the executive officer of the police department. All Bureau Commands and some specialized units, such as Internal Affairs and SWAT, report directly to the Chief of Police.

Administration Bureau

Attached to the Office of the Chief. Responsible for Administration, Policy, Budget, Personnel, Professional Standards, Internal Affairs, Community Policing, Traffic and SWAT.

Records Bureau

The Records Bureau is the central repository for all PD records. Services cover Reports, Discovery, OPRA, Impound Releases, Alarms & Billing, Firearms Permits, and ABC Licensing.

Patrol Bureau

The Uniformed Services of the Police Department. The Patrol Bureau oversees all uniformed officers deployed throughout Edison Township including the Street Crimes Unit.

Investigation Bureau

Detectives assigned to the Investigation Bureau conduct follow-up investigations on open cases. Specialized units focus on Major Crimes, VICE, Narcotics, Burglary and Juvenile.

Communications Bureau

The Communications Bureau answers all 9-1-1 Calls and other calls for Police, Fire and EMS Services. They maintain the CAD and Communications Systems, and dispatch all emergency services calls for services.