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. Metzler, FLPD Public Information Officer. 


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

  • LEAD, Law Enforcement Against Drugs
  • Citizen Police Academy
  • Junior Police Academy
  • Police Explorer 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 Sgt. Macys, 201-564-6194
  • 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 consists of the following personnel:

Sgt. Brian Metzler 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 Eric Eleshewich Community Policing Officer / LEAD Instructor / Police Explorer Program 201-564-6149