The Montclair Police Department Brings the Heat to the Annual Torch Run

The Montclair Police Department Brings the Heat to the Annual Torch Run

The Montclair Police Department participated in the 35th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run, fueling the mission of the Special Olympics of New Jersey. The annual Torch Run consists of around 3,000 officers pounding the pavement within their communities. There are 26 different routes where law enforcement officials carry the “Flame of Hope,” which all converge […]

The Montclair Film Festival Brings Out the Best in Montclair

The Montclair Film Festival Brings Out the Best in Montclair

Aside From the Impressive Screenings and Events that Take Place During the Montclair Film Festival, the Festival’s Draw Highlights the Things that Make Montclair So Special Montclair’s population usually runs just shy of 40,000 people. Montclair residents have given the township the title of “where the suburb meets the city.” It is not inaccurate branding. […]

Juvenile Diversion Programs Build Strong Communities and Better Citizens.

Juvenile Diversion Programs Build Strong Communities and Better Citizens.

Juvenile diversion programs offer a better alternative to incarceration while building stronger communities and better citizens. America’s criminal justice system serves several purposes. It is used to punish criminals, to protect innocent people from becoming victims by removing dangerous criminals from the streets, and also can give some comfort to victims. But the justice system […]

Montclair Must Step Up And Self-Fund The Community Policing Initiative.

Montclair Must Step Up And Self-Fund The Community Policing Initiative.

As the federal government returns local budgetary control back to Montclair, Montclairites must decide to self-fund the Community Policing Initiative. As jobless claims drop to their lowest level in 45 years and as income tax rates have recently fallen, more Montclairites are working and their collective take home paychecks are a little larger. With less […]

Montclair PD Prevents $500,000 Loss by Aggressively Ticketing and Towing During Snow Storm

Montclair PD Prevents $500,000 Loss by Aggressively Ticketing and Towing During Snow Storm

Montclair Police Department prevents $500,000.00 loss in revenue for local merchants with aggressive ticket and tow campaign during the January 4th snowstorm. Editors note: Two years ago The Montclair Dispatch covered a similar storm on January 26, 2016, regarding Essex County’s failure to clear the snow in the parking lanes during that storm. You can […]

Montclair Police Gather for Annual Torch Run for Special Olympics NJ

Montclair Police Gather for Annual Torch Run for Special Olympics NJ

The Montclair Police Department assembled for the Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey. Friday morning, June 9, 2017, members of the Montclair Police Department gathered together for the 34th annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey. At 9:45 AM a group of members of the department, as well as family and […]

Diamond Cycle Reports Idiotic Theft

Brazen idiot thief steals $3,750 Mountain Bike from Montclair's Diamond Cycle and is caught on video. There will be a $250 reward!

Diamond Cycle Reports Idiotic Theft

Thanks to Diamond Cycle’s video, they can report their theft in broad daylight! At 3:42 PM on Tues. Mar. 8, 2017, a 25 year old male walked into Diamond Cycle in Montclair and rode off on another customer’s $3,750.00 Cannondale mountain bike. Unfortunately for the thief, as so often happens when idiots act before thinking he […]

Santa’s Sixth Annual Montclair Visit

Santa and his elves are decking the streets of Montclair for the sixth annual Montclair Santa Visit, spreading holiday cheer for all children in need.

Santa’s Sixth Annual Montclair Visit

Santa is visiting different areas in Montclair during several weekends in Montclair from early through mid-December. In between the hours of 12 p.m. and 9 p.m. several days this month, excited kids and their families will be greeted by Santa and his elves as they roll through the streets in a Montclair Police Department vehicle. […]

Santa’s Sleigh Serves Community

Montclair Police brings Christmas presents from your chimney to your doorstep this holiday season to encourage toy donations for children in need.

Santa’s Sleigh Serves Community

Get a toy, give a toy from the Montclair Police Department. With Christmas right around the corner, what better way to surprise your little loved ones than with a Santa-delivered gift on a cold December night? The Montclair Police Department and PBA Local #53 will sponsor their seventh annual Santa Visit this year to spread […]

Sarah Butler: Montclair Missing Person

Sarah Butler, Montclair native is missing. Please contact the Montclair Police Department with any information that you feel will be of help!

Sarah Butler: Montclair Missing Person

Montclair needs your help to find Sarah Butler!   When someone who is very important in your life goes missing or has suddenly disappeared, it’s common to feel a range of emotions and be unsure what to do next.  Since Montclair is a strong community, it is imperative that we help one another at all times. […]