Newton Police Department - Newton, New Jersey


Contact Info:

Newton Police Department
39 Trinity Street
Newton, New Jersey 07860

Emergency: 9-1-1
Phone: 973-383-2525
Fax: 973-383-0090
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Crime Prevention Bureau

It is the mission of the Newton Police Department to serve our citizens by engaging in activities that benefit all in our community, from the youth to our senior citizens through programs of education and crime prevention and to accomplish these goals by adhering to a core set of values that include integrity, honesty, fairness, respect and compassion.

The Newton Police Department is starting a crime prevention program which will include but not limited to the following:

Det. Tosti and Ptl. Vannieuwland giving away free coloring books

Internet Safety

Residential Safety

Child Safety

Business Safety

Det Tosti at a Mock DWI Crash

Motor Vehicle Safety

Crimes Against the Elderly

Coffee with a Cop 

Newton Police Coffee with a Cop

The Newton Police Department invites community members to come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Newton. The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel that officers can be unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are being held across the country, as local police departments strive to make and maintain lasting connections with the communities they serve. The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time.

Check out our Facebook Page for information regarding upcoming Coffee with a Cop dates and locations.

Sussex County C.L.E.A.R. Program 

CLEAR Program

The mission of the Sussex County C.L.E.A.R. Program is to form a collaborative network of professionals in our community who will facilitate medical intervention, improved access to treatment and recovery support for those struggling with drug addiction who seek assistance, without fear of arrest or prosecution, in order to make a positive difference in the quality of life for individuals, families and our entire community.

Please visit the C.L.E.A.R. Program website for further information.

Project Medicine Drop 

Project Medicine Drop Collection Box

The Newton Police Department is proud to participate in Project Medicine Drop, joining with other law enforcement agencies in a statewide initiative from the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs. The medication drop box is now available in the lobby at Police Headquarters located at 39 Trinity Street Newton NJ. The box will allow members of the public to safely and securely dispose of unused and/or expired medications anonymously, sevens days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.


  • Pills
  • Patches
  • Inhalers
  • For people or for pets

Not Accepted

  • Liquids
  • Syringes
  • Other medical waste

Visit the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs for more information.

D.A.R.E. Officer 

DARE Graduation at Merriam Avenue School

Det. Thomas Tosti serves as our our D.A.R.E. instructor and our Juvenile Officer. If you have any questions, please contact Det. Tosti at (973) 383-2525 or .






Underage Drinking Prevention

Underage drinking is when anyone under the minimum legal drinking age of 21 drinks alcohol.Underage drinking is a risk that attracts many developing adolescents and teens. When young people try alcohol, they often don’t realize the damaging effects drinking can have on their own lives, their families, and their communities.Aside from being illegal, underage drinking is a widespread public health problem that poses many risks. Underage drinking risks include death, serious injuries, impaired judgment, increased risk for physical and sexual assault and brain development problems.  Click here for more information from the Center for Prevention and Counseling.

Request our Services

If you're interested in requesting crime prevention services or have suggestions for future programs, please contact Det. Thomas Tosti, program coordinator, at 973-383-2525 or .

Crime Prevention Resources