Community Policing


The Fair Lawn Police Department established their Community Policing program in 1996. The methodology behind community policing is to and maintain partnerships between the police and the community. The communication that is built in these partnerships motivates everyone involved in proactive problem solving. Quality of life and community safety is enhanced by removing the barriers between the community and police, through support programs and communication. The Community Policing division is also responsible for press releases, through Sgt. Eleshewich, FLPD Public Information Officer. 


Are you interested in forming a Neighborhood Watch? A useful guide from is available by clicking here. 


Community Policing handles dozens of programs and events throughout the year. Some of which include:

  • FLPD Ride Along Program. Download an application here.
  • LEAD, Law Enforcement Against Drugs
  • Citizen Police Academy
  • Junior Police Academy
  • Police Cadet program & academy
  • Crime prevention surveys - Residential & Commercial. Great crime reducing suggestions are available!
  • Street fairs
  • Car seat installations - To schedule an appointment for a free installation, contact Capt. Brian LaRosa, 201-564-6175.Be sure to include your name, phone number and address when writing!
  • School presentations year - round
  • Drug Box collection and destruction - Have old unused prescription drugs at home? Drop them off at any pharmacy or at the FLPD Secure Drop Box in Borough Hall. Don't put them in the trash or flush them down the toilet!
  • Borough wide alarm registration and tracking, click here to download a new form.


The Community Policing Division is commanded by Capt. Brian LaRosa and consists of the following personnel:

Sgt. Eric Eleshewich Community Policing Supervisor / Public Information Officer / Class 1 Officer Liaison 201-564-6143
PO Gerard Graziano Community Policing Officer / LEAD Instructor 201-564-6169
PO Michael O'Brien Community Policing Officer / LEAD Instructor  201-564-6149