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Darren Dachisen, Chief of Police
(973) 593-3000
(973) 593-3024
62 Kings Road
Madison, NJ 07940 (map)



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Madison Police Officers during Council Meeting 2/9/15

The Madison Police Department, comprised of 28 sworn officers, 2 Special II Officer, 4 Dispatchers, 1 Parking Enforcement personnel, 2 Confidential Secretaries, 1 Records Clerk and the Auxiliary Police, is responsible for the safety and protection of its citizens. Comprised of four divisions, Patrol Division, Investigative Division, Traffic Safety Division and the Emergency Service Unit, the Police Department responds to all calls for assistance, including fire and emergency medical assistance, and Homeland Security concerns. The Police Department serves as the public answering point for all 9-1-1 calls within the Borough of Madison. Whenever a resident calls 9-1-1, the telephone will be answered by Madison Police personnel who will then dispatch the associated emergency response units. The Police Department responds to all 9-1-1 emergencies. The Madison Police Department also works alongside Project Community Pride of Southeast Morris County. This is a youth diversion and counseling program, which encompasses Madison, Chatham Borough and Florham Park. This program currently has available social and bilingual social workers to assist the youth and families in these communities whenever a crisis may occur in the household or when youth are involved with law enforcement. It is used as a diversion program from the county criminal justice system.

After 4:00 p.m. and on weekends, the Police Communication desk handles all calls for emergency assistance in the Borough, including water, electric and sewer.

In the event of an emergency, all residents are urged to call 9-1-1 or the Madison Police Department at (973) 593-3000.



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Madison Police Department swears in Special Officer Joseph Mittermaier

At the July 13, 2015 Council Meeting, Madison Police Departmet swore in Joseph Mittermaier as a SLEO II Officer.  Special Officer Mittermaier has been a Dispatcher with the Madison Police Department since August 2009.  Special Officer Mittermaier graduated from the Essex County Police Academy and was certified as a SLEO II in August 2004.  Special Officer Mittermaier had previously been involved with the Essex County Deputy Sheriffs program.  Special Officer Mittermaier will also continue his duty as a patrol shift Dispatcher. 

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(L to R- Chief Dachisen and Special Officer Mittermaier)

Madison Police Department swears in five new Patrolmen

At the February 9, 2015 Council Meeting, the Madison Police Department swore in five new patrol officers.  The officers were Ptl. Julian Morales #147, Ptl. Joseph DiRocco #148, Ptl. Kevin Marhefka #149, Ptl. Spiros Milonas #150, and Ptl. Patrick Strafaci #151.  The Council Room in the Hartley Dodge Building was packed with standing room only.

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(L to R- Ptl. Marhefka, Ptl. Morales, Ptl. Milonas, Chief Dachisen, Ptl. DiRocco, and Ptl. Strafaci)


Madison Police Department swears in new officer 

On August 21, 2014, the Madison Counil and Mayor swore in new patrol officer, Christopher Burans. Chris will wear badge #146 and he has deep family ties in Madison.  Ptl. Burans was previously a dispatcher for our agency for the past five years.  Chris's family, friends, and new colleagues were present for the ceremony.

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Police Department Promotes new Chief, two Lieutenants and two Sergeants.

At the January 28, 2013 Council Meeting, the Madison Police Department swore in Chief Darren Dachisen, Lieutenant Joseph Cirella and  Lieutenant Dennis Lam, Sergeant Sean Plumstead and Sergeant Craig Perrelli.  The event was attended by numerous family, friends, former Madison Police Chiefs and officers, present Madison Police officers and dispatchers, and officers from other police agencies.





 Madison Police Department Open House A Success!

The Madison Police Department hosted an open house on  Saturday June 26, 2010 and welcomed over 500 visitors.  Tours were given to groups showing the many different areas of the building.  Visitors viewed areas such as the state of the art dispatch center, muster room, evidence room, detention area and sally port.  Officers gave talks outlining the functions of each rooms and viewed evidence ranging from assault rifles to drugs taken in during arrests.  The Emergency Services Unit gave hands on demonstration of various weapons and equipment used by the members.  At the conclusion of the tour,  the groups were treated with ice cream; a great way to cool off during a hot and sunny day!  For photos of the event, click on the "open house" link on the navigation bar to the right.

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Madison Police Department proudly announces our baseball cards community policing program.

The police department in keeping with the spirit of community policing and positive interaction with the youth of Madison introduces baseball cards for all members of the department.  Officers will be handing out baseball cards to anyone who is interested in collecting them.  The cards will have a brief bio of the officer on the back along with the merchant who sponsored him or her.  Please feel free to approach any officer you see and ask for a card.





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