Our officers and civilian staff are proud to serve and protect the City of Summit through proactive law enforcement and community outreach. We work in partnership with the people of Summit, NJ to enforce the law, preserve peace, protect all members of the community.
New Jersey State Attorney General Use of Force Policy
The provisions of this revised policy are a product of the collective efforts and judgment of the New Jersey Use of Force Advisory Committee. Throughout the deliberation process, each member of the committee worked conscientiously to reach a consensus in this area of critical importance to law enforcement officers and the citizens of this state. The New Jersey Use of Force Advisory Committee realized that the law alone could not achieve the goal of properly guiding the use of force by the police. The letter of the law needed to be supplemented with clear policy guidance designed to prepare officers to react appropriately when confronted with a use of force situation. https://www.nj.gov/oag/dcj/agguide/useofforce2001.pdf
Use of Force Policy Statement by Police Chief Bartolotti
Presentation to Common Council by Chief Andrew Bartolotti
Summit Police Chief Andrew Bartolotti presented a statistical snapshot on police department operations between January 1 and October 18, 2020 to Common Council on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. The presentation highlighted COVID-19 pandemic response by the SPD and a recent increase in automobile and bicycle thefts.
Uniformed officers assigned to the patrol bureau and traffic unit wear body cameras to capture valuable evidence for investigations and trials. It also documents scenes, interviews, and encounters between the police and citizens, promoting accountability and transparency.
The Summit Police Department has created a series of videos to educate and inform the public. Videos focus on topics relating to safe trick-or-treating, bicycle and automobile theft, identity theft and fraud.
Recorded by HTTV 2020.
Prescription Medication Drop Off
Safely dispose of your unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medications in the drop off box located in the Summit Police Department on the first floor of City Hall. NJ Division of Consumer Affairs has developed Project Medicine Drop in an effort to halt the abuse and diversion of prescription drugs.
**Please do not dispose of syringes in this box. Click here for info on how to dispose of syringes with regular household garbage.