Berkeley Heights Police Department

  • Agency: Berkeley Heights Police Department
  • Address: 29 Park Ave, Berkeley Heights , 07922 NJ
  • Chief: Michael P. Mathis (Chief of Police)
Phone: 908-464-1111

Berkeley Heights Police Department is located at 29 Park Ave, Berkeley Heights , 07922 NJ. The Chief of Police of the department is Michael P. Mathis. The Berkeley Heights Police Department phone number is 908-464-1111.

Berkeley Heights Police Department News


POSITION AVAILABLE The Berkeley Heights Police Department is accepting applications for the position of full-time Police Officer. Applicants must possess a current NJ Police Training Commission certification or be currently pursuing certification as an alternate route candidate at an accredited police academy. Applicants must be eligible as per Berkeley Heights township ordinance as follows: 2.100.040 - Qualifications for appointment. To be eligible for appointment to the police division, an applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America and a resident of the state of New Jersey, must be of good moral character, never be convicted of a crime or offense involving moral turpitude, and meet all other tests and qualifications established by N.J.S.A. 40A:14-122, et seq., this chapter and the rules and regulations of the police division. All such applicants must be in good health, sound in body and mind and certified by the police physician to be physically capable of performing the duties required of a police officer. All applicants must meet the statutory age requirements. No applicant shall be eligible for appointment to the police division unless he or she has earned a bachelor's or higher degree awarded by a bachelor's degree-granting college or university. An applicant who has earned 1) an associate's degree awarded by an associate's degree granting college or university or has completed sixty (60) credits awarded by a bachelor's degree-granting college or university and 2) has successfully completed the Police Training Commission Alternate Route Program and has, or will be receiving Certification therefrom, shall be eligible for appointment. A degree or concentration in criminal justice is preferred. Qualified veterans, as defined by the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, who have not earned a bachelor's or higher degree awarded by a bachelor's degree-granting college or university, can substitute a combination of two years of full-time, active military service and an associate's degree awarded by a degree-granting college or university to satisfy the education requirement. If a qualified veteran, as defined herein, can substitute four years of full-time, active military service the education requirement may be waived. Applications will be available beginning: September 20, 2017 at 8:00 am and must be returned no later than October 9, 2017 at 4:00 pm 50 total applications will be accepted on a first come/first served basis. Individuals who have previously submitted resumes MUST FILL OUT AN APPLICATION at this time to be considered. Applicants will be subjected to a thorough police background check which will include criminal history, motor vehicle violations, previous employment and both personal and professional references. Candidates who successfully pass the application phase will be subject to oral interviews. Candidates given a conditional offer of employment will be required to pass a medical examination, psychological evaluation, and drug screening. Interested persons can obtain applications at: Berkeley Heights Police Department 29 Park Avenue Berkeley Hieghts, NJ 07922

Kuntz Avenue will be closed to ALL traffic at the Springfield Avenue intersection until completion of bridge construction. Residents from LaSecla Place and Kuntz Avenue are to use LaSecla Place / Snyder Avenue for access to residences.

🚨ROAD CLOSED🚨 Mountain Avenue between Rutgers Avenue and Princeton Avenue have been closed due to a major water main break on Cedar Green Lane. Please plan an alternate route for your evening commute.

For updates on all Union County Road Construction Projects please visit the following website:

From Union County Department of Public Works NOTICE OF OVERNIGHT ROAD CONSTRUCTION Please be advised that McMane Ave from Glenside Ave to Diamond Hill Rd in Berkeley Hts will be under construction on or about Tuesday, July 25 2017. It is anticipated that the work will take approximately 2 nights to complete, weather permitting. Affected residents and businesses should be aware that there may be mobilization and prep work on the part of the contractor about a week or two in advance of the actual start day. This activity should have little or no impact on local traffic. The work being performed will consist of various road improvements, such as milling, paving, and striping of the road. Due to the nature of the work involved, the amount of men and machinery required, full road closure will be necessary in the area of work to optimize the safety of the work crews and motoring public alike. The road will be closed overnight from approximately 7:00 PM until 6:00 AM the following morning. A clearly marked detour route will be established and maintained by County forces. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through at all times. Access to residences, including deliveries and other services, will be allowed as much as possible. Please note that parking will be prohibited on McMane Ave within the work zone during the operation of milling and paving. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated. The County recognizes the inconvenience that any road construction may cause and apologizes for any difficulties encountered. The County shall make every effort to have the work completed as soon as possible. Should you have any traffic questions, please call our Traffic Bureau at (908) 789-6011 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. If any emergencies should arise, please contact your Municipal Police Department.

MT. CARMEL AUTO PASSES: 3 Auto Passes and a letter from Chief DiPasquale for the Mt. Carmel Fireworks on 7/15/17 will be delivered to the residents in the barricaded streets in the early afternoon today. Residents living in the barricaded areas may come to headquarters for an additional 3 passes with proper identification. any time after 10 am. No passes will be handed out at the police desk without identification.

PRESS RELEASE: 7-11 ARMED ROBBERY On Wednesday June 21, 2017 AT 10:01 p.m., the Berkeley Heights Police Department Communication Center received a report of an armed robbery at the 7-11 Convenience Store, located at 417 Springfield Ave. The actor is described as a black male, wearing red Adidas pants, black shirt, partially covered face, and carrying a black handgun. After committing the crime, the actor fled on foot. The Berkeley Heights Police Department, with the assistance of police officers from New Providence, Long Hill Twp, Watchung, Warren, Chatham, the Union County Sheriff’s K9, the Union County Sheriffs Crime Scene Unit and State Police Aviation Unit assisted in the search and investigation. This matter remains under investigation by the Berkeley Heights Police Department Detective Bureau. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Patrick Moran at 908-464-1111. Information released by Capt. Robert Deitch Public Information Officer



New Providence Road Closure: Somerset County will be performing much needed roadway maintenance on New Providence Rd June 6, 7 and 8 from 9 am to 3 pm. To accomodate the repairs, New Providence Rd will be closed in both directions from Valley Rd to Union Ave in Watchung during those hours. Please plan an alternate route to and expect delays in and around the area.

Chief DiPasquale and the men and women of the Berkeley Heights Police Department express our condolences to the family and friends of Officer Matthew Tarantino and the men and women of the Summit Police Department.

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE UPDATE: The parade scheduled for this morning has been canceled due to weather. There will be a ceremony at 11:00 am in Town Hall to honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice and for those that have served our great country. The men and women of the BHPD would like to express our extreme gratitude to those that have served and are serving our country. We thank you all

WATER MAIN BREAK A water main just broke on Plainfield Ave between Mountain Aveand Saw Mill dr. The roadway is closed to all traffic in both conditions as the roadway has been compromised. There are no estimates to when it will be reopened at this time as we are awaiting the arrival of NJ American Water Company. AVOID THE AREA


SPRINGFIELD AVENUE MILLING AND PAVING: On Wednesday 4/26/17, milling and paving will begin on of Springfield Ave from Plainfield Ave to the New Providence border from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am. The project is anticipatated to last 2-3 days, but may be longer if weather or other issues arise. The potential for full or partial lane closures exist, so please plan accordingly. This is the final stage in Berkeley Heights of the nearly year long water main project along Springfild Ave.

4/19 - 4/24

4/12/17 - 4/17/17


HAMILTON AVE CLOSED DUE TO WATER MAIN BREAK: 2/9/17: Hamilton Ave is closed Snyder Ave to Roosevelt Dr due to a water main break near Whispering Way Condos. Access to Franklin Ct can be made by going thru the church paking lot and coming out behind the barricades. Residents of Whispering Way can enter the closed roadway from Snyder Ave. There is no thru traffic allowed to enter the area. Repairs are expected to last well into the evening hours.


Please see the press release from Warren PD regarding an armed robbery in their jurisdiction.