On behalf of the Raritan Township Police Department, I welcome you to our website.  I am honored to lead the talented men and women of this agency and to share in their dedication and passion to serve our citizens.

We realize that our ability to be effective is dependent on good communication with our citizens and a cooperative approach to problem solving.  We continue to explore new ways to partner with our residents, business owners, and school communities in an effort to improve the quality of life in Raritan Township.

The well-trained, well-educated, and highly motivated officers of the Raritan Township Police Department are committed to keeping our community a safe place to live, work, and visit.

Our pledge to the citizens of Raritan Township is that we will provide professional police services that are innovative, community-minded, and integrity-driven.


Chief Alfred C. Payne III


Mission Statement

The Raritan Township Police Department is dedicated to providing impartial, ethical, and professional law enforcement protection and service.  We strive to improve the quality of life in our municipality by establishing community partnerships, providing innovative services, and through proactive crime prevention and criminal apprehension.

Raritan Twp Police Dept Press Release: June 21, 2019

On Wednesday June 5, 2019 at 10: 25 am Sgt. Robert Landolina initiated a motor vehicle stop on a vehicle travelling Route 31 near New Jersey Ave. The driver, Kalen M. Mundy was not wearing a seatbelt. After further investigation Kalen M. Mundy (age 21) of Philadelphia, PA and his tw...

Raritan Twp Police Dept Press Release: June 5, 2019

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 1143 PM-Police arrested Robert J. Smith, age 36, of Hartford, Connecticut for Possession of under fifty grams of Marijuana. Smith was stopped for performing an illegal U-Turn on State Highway Route 31. Smith was charged with Possession of a Controlle...

Raritan Twp Police Dept Press Release: May 22, 2019

On Saturday April 20, 2019 at 2:20 am Karrie Acker (Age 44) of Glenville, NY was arrested for Possession of Less than 50 Grams of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The vehicle Acker was operating was originally stopped...

Raritan Township Police Department

Established May 13, 1968 ...