Responsibilities & Duties

Responsibilities & Duties


City of Newark police officers are required to perform a wide range of duties related to law enforcement. In addition, police officers may be assigned to one of the three divisions of the Newark Police Department. Duties include:
  • Patrol Activities
  • Directing Traffic
  • Conducting Investigations and Field Interrogations
  • Responding to Complaints
  • Initiating Arrests
  • Issuing Warnings and Summonses
  • Preparing Written Memoranda and Reports
These duties are often performed under adverse working conditions such as inclement weather, long hours, or life-threatening, stressful situations.

Divisions


  • Patrol
  • Traffic
  • Criminal