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Civilian police academy

Edison Police Chief Tom Bryan is pleased to announce that the Edison Police Department is re-launching its Civilian Police Academy. The Civilian Police Academy will begin on January 25, 2023, from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm and will be held on consecutive Wednesdays through March.  The Civilian Police Academy will be held at the Edison Public Safety Center, 205 Raritan Center Parkway. The Civilian Police Academy is free of charge to Edison residents eighteen (18) or older who register before the deadline of January 17, 2023. Class size is limited to the first twenty-five (25) residents who register. 

Class participants are selected of a first come, first serve basis upon receipt of a completed application. Topics that will be covered in the Civilian Police Academy will include the following: Police Patrol Operations, Criminal Investigation Bureau Functions that include our Detectives and Juvenile Unit. Additionally, Civilian Police Academy participants will learn about our S.W.A.T. (Special Weapons and Tactics) Team, Emergency Management, Domestic Violence, Crime Prevention, Home Security, Personal Safety and Firearms Safety.​

Junior Police Academy

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Consistent with NJSA 52:17B-4.10 and AG Directive 7.2021, the Edison Police Department has established a program to ensure that in order to most effectively serve the Edison community and effectively interact with all community members, the Edison Police Department shall make a good faith effort to recruit a diverse workforce that is reflective of the diversity of the jurisdictions it serves. The Edison Police Department shall submit a prescribed and standardized report to the Attorney General via the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office annually before January 31st of each year so that the data may be made public as published by the Attorney General’s Office. If any group within the community is determined to be underrepresented, the Chief of Police may address the concern through Recruitment, Standardized Forms, Clear Hiring Criteria, Removing Criteria Barriers, Removing Application Barriers, Community Outreach, and Raising Awareness as may be determined to be effective solutions. 

The Edison Police Department / Township of Edison is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In order to create a fair and open hiring process, the Edison Police Department has outsourced the application process to PoliceApp (, where the process is standardized and open to all potential qualified applicants in the community. Recent past police hiring processes and future processes will be announced at where all criteria will be clearly defined. 

DEA Drug Take Back

Safely dispose of your unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medications in the drop off box located in the Edison Police Department in Town Hall.

This Bin is accessible 7 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday, 365 days a year.

NJ Division of Consumer Affairs has developed Project Medicine Drop in an effort to halt the abuse and diversion of prescription drugs.

2021 Edison Police Annual Use of Force Report

In compliance with NJ Attorney General direction, Edison has completed and posted here for review, the 2021 Use of Force Report. This report includes information on Use of Force Reports submitted for incidents between 1/1/2021 and 12/31/2021 and marked as complete by 01/07/2022 at 12am.

Notably, there are only 0.5 uses of police force per 1,000 police-citizen contacts and 53.5 per 1,000 arrests. The report was completed based on the 113 use of force reports completed in 2021.  

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. 


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

Officer Shanta Williams

Officer Shanta Williams

Thank you @news12nj for recognizing the dedication and enthusiasm of our very own Edison School Resource Officer, Detective Shanta Williams as she crosses students at J.P. Stevens High School!😊 Watch the news video below:...

Dignitary Protection

Dignitary Protection

On October 15th, 2021, First Lady Jill Biden and NJ Governor Phil Murphy visited Edison Township at the Middlesex Community College. The Edison SWAT Team and Traffic Unit provided support for the visit and assisted the US Secret Service, NJ State...

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.



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...

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.