Chief of Police Robert Avels
Welcome to the Montclair Police Department’s web page. I am proud to be a part of the organization for over 25 years, where every member is committed to provide the highest level of service to the community. The Department continuously strives to improve its service to the community by identifying best practices in policing. We believe in fostering the highest level of public trust and legitimacy through accountability to high standards of performance, ethics, and professional conduct.
The Montclair Police Department is committed to providing law enforcement services to the community with due regard for the racial, cultural, or other differences of those served. It is the policy of the Department to enforce the law in a fair and equal manner, without discrimination toward anyone. Our Agency embodies the philosophy and principles of Community Policing, actively developing community partnerships to aid in reducing and preventing crime.
I believe our Department employs some of the finest members in the law enforcement profession. Every member serves with dedication, pride, honor, and courage. I am honored to serve the City of Montclair alongside the dedicated and hard-working members of our organization.