Little Ferry Police Department

The history of the Department has been lost through the years. Few documents have survived since the full time department was created in 1927/1928. Most of the Department's history is told through stories of retired officers and long-time Borough residents.
We know that the first paid Department operated out of the Hose Fire Company on Marshall Avenue. The ten person department had one chief and nine officers.
Prior to 1927, it is unclear if these officers were all full time; they were more likely a mix of full and part time personnel.
The Department operated out of the Hose Fire Company for approximately 44 years when, in 1971, the Department moved into the new municipal building on Katherine Street. Headquartered out of the Katherine Street building until 1999, the Department moved into its current location at 215 - 217 Liberty Street in 1999.
If you have any pictures, documents or stories of the Department's history please contact us at 201-641-2770.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Little Ferry Police Department is to prevent crime, enforce the law, and support quality public safety by delivering competent and caring police services with a commitment to the public we serve.  The Little Ferry Police Department is an Accredited Agency under the New Jersey State Police Chief's Association.

Our Responsibilities

The Little Ferry Police Department is responsible for the all law enforcement activities within the Borough. Under the direction of Chief James Walters, the Department currently offers the following:

  • Patrol
  • Traffic Bureau
  • Detective Bureau
  • School Resource Officer
  • Office of Emergency Management
  • Police Reports (available 5 days after the incident)

Additionally the Department coordinates the following:

  • National Night Out
  • Background checks
  • Firearms Application Process
  • Handicap parking
  • NIXLE Alerts - Sign up for Emergency & Informational Alert

Little Ferry Police Department
215-217 Liberty Street
Little Ferry, NJ 07643

Emergency: 9-1-1
Main Phone:  (201) 641-2770
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