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Chief of Police


Chief Anthony D. Buccelli

Anthony D. Buccelli, Jr. was appointed as the sixth Chief of Police in New Providence Police history on January 4th, 2006. Chief Buccelli began his career in February 1980. Over his career he has served in every capacity within the department including, Patrolman, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Deputy Chief and Chief.

Chief Buccelli graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. He attended the 194th session of the FBI National Academy. He also graduated from Penn State Police Executive Program, N.J. Police Executive Institute, and New Mexico Tech. Explosive Awareness. He holds certifications from State of NJ Certified Public Manager, Law Enforcement Executive, and Certified New Jersey Chief’s of Police Accreditation Assessor. He is a Police Training Commission Certified Instructor at the John H. Stamler Police Academy in Firearms and is currently instructing Police Recruits, Special, Auxiliary and In-service officers in the area of Domestic Violence. Chief Buccelli serves as Accreditation Manager for the New Providence Police Department and a New Jersey State Chief’s of Police Accreditation Team Leader. Chief Buccelli was also instrumental in the creation and implementation of the Northern Union County Domestic Violence Response Team.

Chief’s Message:

As the Chief of Police in New Providence, I take great pride in the quality of our officers and the service we provide to our community. I am very proud of our community policing initiatives such as D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), P.A.T.T. (Police and Teens Together), New Providence Senior Citizen Liaison Program, Crime Prevention and Neighborhood Watch.

As the Chief, I am always interested in hearing comments or suggestions from the citizens we serve. If you have a comment or suggestion you would like to share with me, feel free to call me or send me an e-mail using the link below. Thank you for your support of the New Providence Police Department.

Community Relations and service to the community are of the utmost importance to the New Providence Police Department. We are always interested in hearing how we're doing in that regard. If you have a comment or suggestion please feel free to contact the Chief . If you would like further information on submitting a compliment or registering a complaint, please click here:

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