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Helping our Community Thrive

The Phillipsburg Police Department is the lead law enforcement entity for the Town of Phillipsburg. The Police Department patrols an area of 3.2 square miles and a population according to the most recent Census data of approximately 15,000 citizens ( ). The Phillipsburg Police Department draws upon over 250 years experience serving the public and despite challenging economic times continues to reduce crime and increase the quality of life for citizens, business owners, and visitors.


While the Police Department has different divisions (patrol, detective, etc.) within the organization, one focus of all officers and personnel is the dedication to protecting and serving the public. We hope you learn more about our police department and contact us with any questions. 


Chief Robert F. Stettner

Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement

The Phillipsburg Police Department is committed to preserving the peace, upholding the law,
and providing quality service in partnership with our community.

We are committed to respecting individual rights, human dignity, and the value of all members
of the community and the Police Department.

We are guided by the principles that every individual has dignity and worth, and we must show
respect for the citizens we serve as well as for the men and women of the Philipsburg Police
Department. The department recognizes the value and importance of its employees and will
ensure that all employees are treated equitably and fairly. We encourage our employees and the
community to achieve their greatest potential in an atmosphere that promotes communication,
creativity, and participation.

We are committed to nurturing the public trust by holding ourselves accountable to the highest
standards of professionalism and ethics.

We are committed to providing the highest quality of professional services to the community
with the goal of enhancing the quality of life in the Town of Phillipsburg.

We are committed to empowering our employees and the community to resolve problems
creating an environment that encourages solutions that address the needs of the community.


We endorse the philosophy of community policing as a means of concentrating the attention,
resources and creativity of individuals and groups in the community, at all levels in the police
department and throughout all departments of our local government.

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