Responsibilities & Duties

City of Newark police officers are required to perform a wide range of duties related to law enforcement. In addition, police officers can be assigned to several different units of the Newark Police Department. Duties include:

§Patrol Activities DSC_0512

§Initiating Arrests 

§Conducting Traffic Enforcement

§Conducting Investigations and Field Interrogations 

§Issuing Warnings and Summonses 

§Preparing Written Reports and Warrants 

§Directing Traffic 

These duties are often performed under adverse working conditions such as inclement weather, long hours, or life-threatening, stressful situations.

Units and Assignments Within the Agency


§Criminal InvestigationsBlake

  • General Investigations
  • Family Services
  • Special Investigations               

§Traffic Unit             

§Street Crimes Unit          

§Special Operations Unit     


§Evidence Detection

§School Resource                    



§Crisis Negotiation Team

§Federal Task Forces