New Brunswick Police Department

  • Agency: New Brunswick Police Department
  • Address: 25 Kirkpatrick St, New Brunswick , 08901 NJ
  • Chief: Peter J Mangarella (Director of Police)
Phone: 732-745-5200

New Brunswick Police Department is located at 25 Kirkpatrick St, New Brunswick , 08901 NJ. The Director of Police of the department is Peter J Mangarella. The New Brunswick Police Department phone number is 732-745-5200.

New Brunswick Police Department News

Officer Keven Hendricks (left) and Sgt. Gary Yurkovic (right) are pictured at the Raritan River Festival on September 24 in New Brunswick.

Some of our officers staffed the department's Marine Unit to help members of The Beez Foundation with the Rubber Duck Race during the Raritan River Festival on September 24. Pictured here are Det. Harry Hudson and Sgt. Gary Yurkovic and behind the wheel is Det. John Drury.

The 9/11 Promise Run came through New Brunswick this morning, escorted by officers with the New Brunswick Police Department and stopping at the City of New Brunswick Fire Department headquarters on Joyce Kilmer Avenue. The runners started their journey at the Pentagon on Saturday, September 9 and are on their third day of running today, scheduled to arrive at the 9/11 Memorial later in the day. NBPD Capt. Mike Bobadilla, a first responder to Ground Zero on September 11, 2001, joined them to run 10 miles through the North Brunswick and New Brunswick area. The Promise Run, founded in 2016, is a 240-mile relay run between the Pentagon and the 9/11 Memorial in NYC in honor and memory of all those affected by the September 11, 2001 attacks.

552 local children got new, free backpacks for back to school on August 26, courtesy of a giveaway from the New Brunswick Police Department. The department funded the purchase of the backpacks using money provided by the Detective Matthew L. Tarentino Community Policing Grant Program, named after late Summit Police Department Detective Matthew Tarentino, who was known for his extensive community outreach efforts in the community. Det. Tarentino passed away May 30, 2017 in a motor vehicle accident.

Our officers will be giving out free backpacks between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, August 26 at the Walgreens on Jersey Avenue. All New Brunswick families are welcome to attend and pick up a new bag for the new school year!

The Bobadilla Summer Soccer Academy, a program coordinated by NBPD Captain Mike Bobadilla and New Brunswick Tomorrow, closed out another successful summer on August 4. This community program meets for five days a week over a one month period during the summer, where local kids ages 6-15 play soccer, learn about healthy living and community involvement and read. It is free to all participants. All kids in the program must perform community service projects and Elijah’s Promise was a major beneficiary of the campers’ enthusiasm and creativity: one group of kids organized a car wash and donated their $309 in tips to the organization. Another group made a total of 250 bag lunches to be given to clients. Two additional groups of students rolled 500 sets of utensils and created placemats for Elijah’s Promise to use in its community kitchen on Neilson Street. A fundraiser for Saint Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital collected funds to be donated and a community litter cleanup removed 600 pounds of trash and recyclables from streets in the neighborhood near New Brunswick High School. One group even made a new doghouse for the NBPD’s K-9’s, Moose and Odin. Officers and firefighters with the NBPD and the NBFD came by to visit with campers, cooling them off on hot days with the firehose and introducing the department’s K9’s, Moose and Odin, to the kids.

New Brunswick Recreation hosts an annual backpack giveaway for local kids for back to school, and New Brunswick PBA #23 contributes to the drive with a donation. (L-R) Det. Harry Hudson, HUB Teen Center staffer Walter Virgil, New Brunswick Recreation Superintendent Ed Spencer and Det. Danny Gallardo pose for a photo at the HUB Teen Center.

#NationalNightOut 2017 was a success. Check out a gallery of photos at the link below!

Officer Anthony Abode, a 14-year veteran with the department was promoted to the rank of Sergeant today during a ceremony at City Hall. He is pictured here with Police Director Anthony Caputo.

Det.Harry Hudson and Lt. Ray Trigg were glad to be a part of the Forward Progress Camp, hosted annually in New Brunswick by our own Jonathan Casillas of the New York Giants. The camp took place on June 17 at New Brunswick Middle School. (L-R) Det. Hudson, Ret. NBPD Det. Edward Selby, NY Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich, Athletic Director Craig Lowery and Lt. Trigg.

Four New Brunswick Police Department Officers were recently recognized by the New Jersey Office of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for their efforts in preventing crashes. Officer Ryan Daughton represented the NBPD at a June 14 ceremony at Rutgers University, honoring officers from all over New Jersey that were tops in their departments in terms of DUI enforcement. He, along with Officers Dorian Minond, Marvin Shaw and Matt Ganzer were the top DUI enforcers for the NBPD for 2016. Officer Daughton was also the top DUI enforcement officer for all of Middlesex County for 2016.

Capt. Mike Bobadilla again led a team of officers through New Brunswick during the Special Olympics New Jersey's Law Enforcement Torch Run on June 9. (L-R) Officers Sean Cahill, Jason Lyons, Eric Martinez, John Quick IV, Capt. Bobadilla and Raymond Hansen.

The Department observed its annual Memorial Service today in front of Police HQ. This ceremony is held each year in memory of our fallen officers.

As a reward for a semester's worth of work, fifth grade students in the City's D.A.R.E. program are treated each year to a skating party, funded by donations from New Brunswick PBA #23. On May 27, 279 students and their families and friends attended the party at the Kendall Park Roller rink, hosted by our D.A.R.E. officers.

Five of our officers recently received awards from the 200 Club of Middlesex County in recognition of extraordinary efforts while on the job. Officers Sean Freeman and Ervin Gomez received Valor Awards for coming to the aid of an unresponsive stabbing victim, restoring his pulse and breathing. The victim was transported to the hospital and made a full recovery, due to the efforts of the officers. Lt. Christopher Plowucha, Sgt. Brandon Epstein and Officer Adan Ramirez all received meritorious service awards. Lt. Plowucha and Officer Ramirez were recognized for saving the life of an emotionally disturbed young woman that was threatening to jump from a parking deck. Sgt. Epstein, along with members of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, was recognized for the investigation and prosecution of Timothy Puskas for the 2014 murder of 22-year-old William “Billy” McCaw. Officers Ramirez, Freeman, Gomez and Lt. Plowucha are pictured here.

Nearly 800 fifth graders graduated from New Brunswick's DARE program today, a program that the City, the police department and New Brunswick Public Schools have offered to our public school students since 1991. Det. Danny Gallardo and Det. Harry Hudson, both longtime officers with the program, are pictured here with a DARE box created by fifth graders at Lord Stirling Community School.

New Brunswick Animal Control reunited a lost pup with his owners today after the dog had gone missing for almost two weeks. “Charlie” a one-year-old Chihuahua, escaped from his family’s care around 3:15 p.m. Friday, May 12. The owners, of East Brunswick, distributed flyers with his picture and information on it, set out food and a camera in hopes of luring him and searched tirelessly, without any luck. Earlier today, a passerby noticed Charlie in the brush in the area of the Route 1/Route 18 interchange and alerted our New Brunswick Animal Control officers, who immediately came to his rescue. Charlie was reunited with his family around 3 p.m. today, who were ecstatic to see him. Charlie is pictured with here with New Brunswick Animal Control Officer Leroy Burke.

NBPD Capt. Mike Bobadilla was among the riders in the Police Unity Tour caravan that passed by New Brunswick police headquarters around 8 a.m. this morning. The Police Unity Tour, comprised of more than a thousand police officers and riders, travels more than 300 miles to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. in honor of fallen police officers from around the U.S.

Det. Harry Hudson looks at a route map with kids during the April 23, 2017 New Brunswick Ciclovia.

NBPD Capt. Mike Bobadilla was among the riders in the Police Unity Tour caravan that passed by New Brunswick police headquarters around 8 a.m. this morning. The Police Unity Tour, comprised of more than a thousand police officers and riders, travels more than 300 miles to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. in honor of fallen police officers from around the U.S.

The Police Unity Tour passed by New Brunswick Police headquarters this morning en route to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. Each year, hundreds of riders pass through New Brunswick as part of this multi-state ride, which is done in memory of officers that have died in the line of duty. Capt.. Mike Bobadilla again represented the department for this year's ride. A number of NBPD officers and civilian staff were outside the police department this morning to support the riders.

New Brunswick PBA #23 sponsored a team to play in the Fourth Annual Billy McCaw Futsal Cup on April 23. Proceeds from the tournament benefited the Ability Experience, an organization that serves people with disabilities. NBPD Officers J.C. Gomez and Alex Flores, Capt. Michael Bobadilla and Sgt. Brandon Epstein played on the team, pictured above with Mary and Bob McCaw, Billy McCaw's parents.