Investigations

DETECTIVE & JUVENILE BUREAUS

It shall be the primary responsibility of this unit to investigate all matters of a criminal nature, which are reported to the Police Department. The unit coordinator may assign unit members or department members to investigate a particular crime.  No detective or department member will take it upon him or herself and conduct any investigation without the full knowledge of the Chief of Police and the unit coordinator. At least one detective will attend the monthly meeting of the Pascack Valley Detective Group Association and keep the department members apprised of all pertinent information. Other detective group meetings may be attended as needed.

It shall also be the primary responsibility of this unit to investigate all matters concerning juveniles and to establish a rapport between the juvenile community and the Police Department. The detectives will be the primary investigators in juvenile matters and can assign other department members to assist them when necessary. The detectives will keep the unit coordinator informed of all activities involving juveniles. At least one detective will attend the monthly meeting of the Bergen County Juvenile Officer’s Association and keep the department members apprised of all pertinent information.

Both the unit coordinator and detectives will answer solely to the Chief of Police on matters regarding the operation of this unit.

Unit Coordinator
Capt. George Buono

Unit Members
Lt. Michael Mazzeo (Juv)
Det. Michael McDermott & P.O. Mark Savino (Juv)