Cranford Memorial Day Parade Cancelled

The Memorial Day Parade has been canceled. The Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at the Community Center at 10AM

Due to inclement weather, the Memorial Day Parade has been canceled.  The Memorial Day Ceremony has been moved to the Cranford Community Center at 220 Walnut Ave. at 10 AM.  If you were scheduled to be a participant in this year’s parade, we ask that you pass this information onto other participants in your group.

Contact Information:
Joseph Van Bergen


Communications Officer/Dispatcher Job Opening

The Cranford Police Department is seeking candidates for the position of Communications Officer/Dispatcher.  The position offers a competitive salary and full benefits.

Applications may be picked up at the Cranford Police Department, 8 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016 or downloaded directly from

Communications Officer Application 2017

Return completed application with a $20.00 non-refundable certified or cashier’s check made payable to the Cranford Police Department.  No cash or personal checks will be accepted. The deadline for all completed applications is June 16, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.  All prior candidates must submit a new application.


Cranford Police Department Youth Academy 2017 – Enrollment Closed

The Cranford Police Department is proud to announce they will be hosting the Eleventh Annual Cranford Police Youth Academy.   The Academy will begin Monday, July 10th and conclude Friday, July 14th. Classes are run daily from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  This law enforcement educational experience is for students graduating grades 6-8.  The primary goal of the Cranford Police Youth Academy is to encourage open communication between the youth of Cranford and members of the Cranford Police Department.    The program gives Cranford youth the opportunity to see some of the aspects of the Cranford Police Department.  Applications for the Cranford Police Department Youth Academy can be found on the department website,  The deadline for applications is Friday, May 19th at 3:00 p.m.   There is a $60 registration fee.  Please contact Detective Steven D’Ambola with any questions (908) 709-7336 or Captain Joseph Van Bergen at [email protected].

The Application Packet can be downloaded directly at:

Cranford Police Department Youth Academy Application 2017



Cranford Police Department

Issued: Friday, January 6, 2017

Important information below on clearing of sidewalks and snow bound vehicles.


Residents and businesses are reminded sidewalks must be cleared of snow and ice to allow for safe pedestrian passage. This includes clearing sidewalk openings at a crosswalk/intersection.

§ 204-22 Removal of congealed snow and ice.

A. If snow or ice shall become so congealed that it cannot be removed without injury to the sidewalks where such snow or ice has fallen or been formed, the owner or tenant in possession referred to in § 204-21 shall cause such congealed snow or ice to be strewn with ashes, sawdust or sand within four hours after such congelation.

B. If such congelation shall occur during any night, the congealed snow or ice shall be strewn with ashes, sawdust or sand within four hours after sunrise of the following morning.

C. All congealed snow and ice shall be removed from any sidewalk on which it has fallen or been formed within four hours after it has become thawed to such an extent as to render such removal practicable without injury to the sidewalk; provided, however, that if such snow or ice has become thawed during the night, it shall be removed within four hours after sunrise the following morning.


Any snow covered vehicles that remain parked on the street for more than 48 hours are considered abandoned by NJSA 39:4-56.5.