The Fanwood Police Department exists to protect and serve the citizens of Fanwood by providing 24-hour emergency services while safe guarding the constitutional rights of all peoples.


Our Goals are to provide:


  • LAW ENFORCEMENT: Fighting crime and arresting violators.
  • ORDER MAINTENANCE: Keeping the peace and enforcing local ordinances. 
  • GOVERNMENT SERVICES: Controlling traffic, providing medical assistance, and preventing violations.

Neighborhood Block Parties


The Borough of Fanwood has a long standing history of having neighborhood block parties. Please keep in mind the following guidelines when planning your Block Party.

  • The residents of the block where the block party is planned to take place must secure written approval from the Town to close a street to vehicular traffic by completing a “Request for Permission to Host Block Party” application form and submitting it to Chief of Police.
  • When a request for a block party is approved, please remember that any applicable laws and town ordinances such as those with regard to amplified music, the leashing of dogs, fireworks prohibited, no markings in the street, and so on remain in effect.
  • In case of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstance, it is suggested that a “rain date” be included with your request.
  • Block Party applications can be found on the Forms link above. Applications must be submitted 5 weeks prior to the event.

Thank you for your cooperation.