Police Department


Mission Statement

The mission of the Boonton Police Department is to serve the community and all people with the highest quality of law enforcement services by protecting and preserving life and property, safeguarding the constitutional rights of citizens, and enforcing all Local and State Laws in a professional, courteous and impartial manner.

In fulfilling our mission, the Boonton Police Department is committed to promote partnerships and trust within our community and to improve the overall quality of life for the people we serve.

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Vision Statement

It is the vision of the Boonton Police Department to demonstrate a leadership role within the law enforcement profession that strives for excellence in the delivery of public service. The Boonton Police Department is committed to create a community where everyone feels safe in their homes, business, schools and neighborhoods by encouraging partnerships within the community and developing our highly skilled workforce in the investigation and prevention of crimes. The Boonton Police Department understands that the community entrusts the police department with providing effective law enforcement services and in order to retain this trust we are guided by our core values of Integrity, Duty, Honor and Trust.


The Town of Boonton is scheduled for an assessment as part of its program to achieve accreditation by verifying that it meets recognized professional best practices.

Administered by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with best practice standards in five basic areas: the administrative function, the personnel function, the operations function, the investigative function, and the arrestee/detainee function.

Agency employees and the public are invited to offer comments by calling 973-402-9371 ext. 604 on Monday, March 20th, between the hours of 10 AM and 11 AM. Comments will be taken by the Assessment Team. Email comments can be sent to the police department at cpetonak53@boontonpolice.org.

Telephone comments are limited to 5 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the NJSACOP standards. Please contact Sergeant Christopher Petonak at 973-402-9371, ext. 453 for more information.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Town of Boonton’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them by email to Harry J Delgado, Ed.S Accreditation Program Director, hdelgado@njsacop.org, or write to the New Jersey State Association of Chief’s of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 751 Route 73 North, Suite 12, Marlton, N.J. 08053.

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