Collingswood, New Jersey

Collingswood Police

Safety Director: Mayor James Maley
Chief of Police: Kevin Carey

Welcome | Mission Statement | Police Reports | Contact | Parking info | Firearm info


Mission / Value / Vision Statement
Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Collingswood Police Department to create a safe and secure environment for the residents, businesses and visitors to the Borough of Collingswood. To enhance the quality of life by the formation of partnerships that build mutual trust, as a result of open and honest communication through the provision of fair and impartial police services.

Value Statement
The members of the Collingswood Police Department are committed to the following organizational values, which guide our conduct and help to accomplish our mission:
INTERGRITY: We are dedicated to maintaining the highest moral and ethical standards, through the principles of pride, honesty, trust, and courage.
FAIRNESS: We are dedicated to treating our employees and citizens with dignity, respect, and equality. 
SERVICE: We are committed to developing well-trained, highly motivated and courteous employees to serve our community, and our organization with pride and professionalism.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Collingswood Police Department is to be a model in providing excellence in police service through community policing, effective problem solving, positive leadership, impartial law enforcement, and efficient and effective use of our resources.

The Collingswood Police Department and the Collingswood community envision a future in which all people enjoy an improved state of economic well-being, and enhanced quality of life and a reduction of crime, social disorder and fear of crime.

Police Reports
Please contact the Records Division at 856-854-1901 x229 for records information.
Police report copies can be obtained from the Collingswood PD:
One to ten pages .75 cents per page
Eleven to twenty pages .50 cents per page
Twenty or more pages .25 cents per page
Reports on compact discs can be obtained for $25 per disc

Contact information for Administration and Command Staff
In the event of an emergency call 911
The Collingswood PD is located at 735 Atlantic Avenue, 856-854-1901
Chief Kevin Carey: 856-854-1901 x224

Parking Information
Parking Permit applications are downloadable at the bottom of this page and here.
Read details on overnight parking permits here,

Borough ordinance 293-21 prohibits any vehicle from being parked on any public street from 2 a.m. until 6 a.m. without the proper parking permit.  An overnight parking permit application can be obtained from police headquarters.  Those individuals, that require to leave their vehicles in the street during the above described times may report that the vehicle will be left on the roadway at 856-784-9161.

Parking kiosks
Parking maps can be found here.

New parking kiosks replaced the traditional coin-only machines the heart of the downtown in 2011. From Fern Avenue to (and including) Powell Lane, kiosks using a pay and print system in which users print a parking slip to display in their dashboard will be in use. Place parking receipt slips underneath windshields on the dashboard closest to the curb, face up. Unreadable slips are ticketable.

Parking rates are 50 cents per hour (for a maximum of three hours) and the kiosks take bills, coins and credit cards ($1 minimum). The kiosks are currently located at least one per block. Parking is enforced from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.

Traditional coin meters will still be in use in Collingswood past Powell and Fern Aves and in the Borough Hall and Atlantic Ave lots, underneath the PATCO speedline, although those will hopefully also see updates soon. The Borough will trade in the current coin meter heads for more reliable electronic coin meters to replace blocks that do not yet have kiosks. Collingswood hopes to eventually buy 10 more kiosks to replace all old meters in town. The new parking garage, part of the LumberYard Condo development, opened in spring 2011 and add more than 100 public spaces to the downtown.

Firearm Information
All firearms related questions can be directed to Dsg. Guy DeRitis at 856 854-2401 x102. All firearms applicants are encouraged to visit the NJSP website at  for all firearms related forms.

Please register block parties with the Collingswood Police Department.  Printable applications are available in the attachment section below.

Business_emergency_contact_info.pdf41.34 KB
Permit_instructions.pdf99.04 KB
Block Party Application.pdf23.36 KB
2017_Overnight_Permit_application.pdf503.3 KB

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ParkingPermit_Businessapplication/pdf40.11 KB
ParkingPermit_BoroughEmployeeapplication/pdf39.41 KB
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