The Ridgefield Park Detective Bureau consists of a Detective Sergeant and three Detectives. Detective Sergeant Cmielewski is the supervisor of the detective bureau and also conducts investigations, supervises investigations conducted by patrol officers, as well as coordinates investigations with outside agencies.
The Detective Bureau conducts follow-up investigations after a patrol officer takes the initial report. The detective bureau is also tasked with initiating investigations and disseminating intelligence regarding criminal activity to the entire police department. The detective bureau has the ability to investigate minor crimes and conduct complex criminal investigations including, but are not limited to, sexual assaults, aggravated assaults, burglaries, thefts, robberies, narcotic offenses, unattended deaths, and most recently a bank robbery. The Detective Bureau also assists Patrol Officers with investigations and conducts proactive investigations specific to narcotic offenses and other offenses.
The Detective Bureau currently is comprised of the following members of the Ridgefield Park Police Department. Detective Sergeant Michael Cmielewski, Detective Nicholas Triano, and Detective Karl Martin, and Detective Brian Lyons. These members work closely with other law enforcement agencies at the local, county, state, and federal levels.