Philip D. Zacche was appointed the 40th Chief of Police of the Jersey City Police Department on October 7, 2014. Chief Zacche began his career in law enforcement on December 17, 1979. He was assigned to the Patrol Division, Street Crimes Unit, Investigations Bureau and Juvenile Bureau. Over the course of his 35 year career, Chief Zacche has been awarded on numerous occasions for acts of bravery and courage as well as moved up in rank from Police Officer to Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain and Deputy Chief. Chief Zacche is a proud husband and father of three beautiful daughters.
The Mission of the Jersey City Police Department is to work in partnership with our fellow Jersey City citizens to enhance the quality of life in our City; to be open and sensitive to the public’s needs regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation; to dedicate ourselves continually to reassess our methods and technology to proactively reduce criminal activity, and to treat all people with the highest degree of respect and dignity. The responsibilities of this Department are:
- Conservation of public harmony and order
- Deterrence, detection and solving of crimes
- Enforcement of state laws and city ordinances
- Provide non-law enforcement services to the public
- Protection of the Constitutional guarantees of all persons
- Facilitate safe movement of people and vehicular traffic
- Render other emergency services as needed
Courtesy: courteous interaction with the public and fair, impartial and equitable treatment of all people.
Accountability: Responsibility at all levels of the organization, starting at the top and transmitting to all aspects of the department. We are all responsible for our actions.
Respect: Respect for the law, including Constitutional Laws, State Laws, and Local Laws. Respect of the public, respect of the organization and respect for one's self.
Excellence: Enhancing Police service and providing a level of excellence exceeding our customers’ expectations. C.A.R.E. is an intelligent partnership among law enforcement, the citizenry, and the business community, to provide superior police services, moving the police department forward “One Call at a Time” and “One Block at a Time”.