Community Services Bureau

The Community Services Bureau (CSB) was established to serve as a resource to our community as a way to reduce crime and increase the quality of life for our residents. The CSB is responsible for implementing various services and programs to further educate the public in criminal awareness and personal safety. The CSB is also responsible for traffic safety within the Township, from conducting specialized enforcement details to comprehensive traffic safety investigations that identify and correct problem areas. The CSB is further responsible for the enforcement of the Township's parking ordinances within the center business district.

The Community Services Bureau is currently under the supervision of Sgt. Peter Nienstadt and reports to the Administrative Division Commander. The CSB is further staffed by one full-time police officer and one full-time and one part-time parking enforcement officers.

Community Services Programs:

D.A.R.E. Program:
Specially trained officers from the Community Services Bureau teach the nationally recognized Drug Abuse Resistance Education program to children in each of the Township's elementary schools (Riverview School, Lakeview School and St. Mary's Prep). To learn more about the D.A.R.E. program, please visit the official D.A.R.E. website.

Home Security Surveys:
At your request, a specially trained officer will inspect your home to identify any security shortfalls and offer recommendations that can improve the overall safety and security of your home. This service is conducted free of charge and you may schedule an appointment by contacting the:

Community Service Bureau
by phone: 973-627-4900 ext. 2
or by

New Resident Visits: The Denville Police Department attempts to send an officer to meet with every new resident as an informal way for them to learn about the various services offered by our department as well as some of the more common Township ordinances. As part of this visit, the officer will ensure that the resident's home telephone is properly connected to the 9-1-1 service. To learn more about 9-1-1 service in Denville, please visit our:

9-1-1 Page

Junior Police Academy: Each summer, the members of the Community Services Bureau hold a week long Junior Police Academy for residents between the ages of 11 and 14. The children receive presentations from various local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies as well as participating in a physical fitness program. Please visit our Junior Police Academy page for more information on this program.

Bicycle Patrol: Specially trained and certified officers conduct general police patrol from a specially equipped mountain bike. These patrols are generally targeted at specific areas or used in conjunction with special Township events.

Child Passenger Safety Program: Specially trained and certified members of the Police Department will inspect your child's car seat to ensure that it is properly installed and that it has not been recalled due to a safety defect. This service is conducted by appointment only and is free of charge. To schedule an appointment, please contact the:

Community Service Bureau
by phone: 973-627-4900 ext. 2
or by

To learn more about this program please visit our:

Child Passenger Safety

Nixle Notification System: In an effort to quickly disseminate public safety information, pertinent information will be sent to all residents who are registered with by text message and/or e-mail. The notifications will include information on recent crimes, upcoming road closures or any other information that may be deemed important. If you would like to learn more about this service, which is free to join, please visit our Nixle Information page. To register with Nixle, please visit

Look-Outs: If you are going to away from home, you can request that an officer make periodic checks on your residence while you are gone. If you are interested in this service, please complete a Look-Out Request form or contact our dispatcher at 973-627-4900 ext. 9.

Speaking Engagements: The members of the Community Services Bureau are available to speak to community groups on various different topics. Examples of past topics include home security, senior citizen safety and motor vehicle passenger safety. If you would like to request an officer to speak with your group, please contact the:

Community Service Bureau
by phone: 973-627-4900 ext. 2
or by

The programs listed above do not represent all of the programs offered by the Community Services Bureau. Remember, the Community Services Bureau is here to assist you in whatever way possible. If you have any questions or comments, please call us at 973- 627-4900 ext. 2 or by e-mail at We look forward to hearing from you!

Bureau Commander

Sgt. Peter Nienstadt
973-627-4900 ext. 351

Traffic Safety

The Community Services Bureau is responsible for traffic safety within the Township. If you feel that there is a particular traffic safety issue that needs to be addressed, from speeding complaints to missing traffic signs, please contact the:
Community Service Bureau
by phone:973-627-4900 ext. 2
or by e-mail:

If you would like to learn more about our traffic safety programs, please visit our Traffic Safety page

Parking Enforcement

The Community Services Bureau is also responsible for the enforcement of the Township's parking ordinances within the center business district. These parking restrictions have been established in order to provide adequate customer turnover for the various business types found in the center of town. A summary of these ordinances are listed below (all areas with parking restrictions are signed as such):

One Hour Parking Limitation:

  • Broadway
  • Diamond Spring Road
  • First Avenue
  • East Main Street
  • portions of Bloomfield Avenue

Two Hour Parking Limitation:

  • Second Avenue
  • portions of Bloomfield Avenue

Free Parking

  • Bloomfield Ave Parking Lot
  • First Avenue Parking Lot (3 Hr Max)
  • Church Street Parking Lot

Metered Parking (3 Hr Max):

  • West Main St Parking Lot
  • Mt Tabor Parking Lot

Daily Permit Parking:

  • First Ave Parking Lot
  • Bloomfield Ave Parking Lot
  • West Main St Parking Lot
  • Church St Parking Lot
  • Mt Tabor Parking Lot

Free Commuter Parking:

  • Savage Rd Parking Lot

To purchase a parking permit, please contact the Township Clerk at:
973-625-8300 ext. 8

Handicapped Parking Permits

If you need a Temporary Handicapped Parking Permit they are issued through the police department for the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission. These permits are for those people who are expected to recover from their condition within six months. Applications can be picked up from the Records Bureau at police headquarters and have to be signed by your physician. The completed application should then be returned to the Records Department along with a check or money order made out to NJ MVC in the amount of $4.00. The permit can normally be issued in a short period of time while you wait (normal business hours only).

If you need a Permanent Handicapped Parking Permit or license plate, you can visit one of the local NJ Motor Vehicle Commission offices.You can download the application a .

If you have any questions, please contact our Records Department at 973-627-4900 ext. 305 or 301.

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