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. 

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

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

Police Reports

Please visit the Records Bureau page for all information concerning gun permits and ID cards.

Accident Reports

Quick link to Lexis/Nexis for fast access to accident reports. For more information, visit the Records Bureau page.

Handicapped PermitS

Quick link for a Temporary Handicap Parking Permit. See the Records Bureau for more information.

Recent Events & News

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...

COPS for TOTS 2020

COPS for TOTS 2020

The Edison Police Department and the Community Oriented Policing Unit would like to say thank you to our valued EDISON residents. The EDISON community came together and our collective efforts allowed for the Community Oriented Policing Unit to...

Hiring & Promotions October 2020

Hiring & Promotions October 2020

Mayor Thomas Lankey administered oaths to 19 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...

Body Worn Cameras

Body Worn Cameras

2017 Press Release Edison Mayor Thomas Lankey, who serves as Director of Public Safety, and Chief of Police Thomas Bryan announce that the Edison Police Department will deploy Body Worn Cameras in February 2017. Edison has recently contracted with...

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.