Sunday, April 30, 2017


The Fairfield Police Department announces the retirement of Lieutenant Richard Filipow from active duty with the agency on March 31, 2017. Lt. Filipow joined the department on February 5, 1996. Prior to joining, he served with the Oradell Police Department from June 1992 until November 1993 and then with the East Hanover Police Department from November 1993 until February 1996.

Lt. Filipow served many years as a detective in the Investigative Division. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant on June 13, 2005 and to the rank of lieutenant on October 13, 2009. He served as the department's domestic violence liaison officer and was most recently the commanding officer of the department's honor guard.  

Amongst his many accolades and accomplishments, Filipow was one of two Fairfield officers who found an apprehended John DiLoreto in the parking lot of the Fairfield Executive Inn in April 1998 only hours after DiLoreto allegedly shot a gas station attendant in cold blood in Pompton Plains, N.J.

"Lt. Filipow was an extremely bright and energetic command staff officer who was extremely well-respected amongst all of our members and an individual that I deeply relied upon for counsel. He will be greatly missed" said Chief Anthony G. Manna. The members wish him well in his retirement and all his future endeavors.


The Fairfield Police Department is accepting applications for full-time dispatchers. Experience is preferred.  Salary is $35,000 plus a $500 stipend for having an EMT certification. A benefit package is included.  Dispatchers work a rotating schedule, Monday-Friday between the hours of 7AM-3PM and 3PM-11PM.

Requirements: Applicant must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, have good communication skills, and have computer aptitude and proficiency skills.  Applications can be obtained online at or at police headquarters – 230 Fairfield Road, Fairfield, NJ. 


The Fairfield Police Department is adamantly warning motorists not to leave their vehicles idling while unattended. While it is against state law to do so, the bigger concern is the increase of stolen vehicles occurring in the West Essex area over the past few months that have been taken as a result of motorists who have done just that. The most recent incident took place on Saturday March 2, 2013 at the A-1 Sunoco station at the intersection of Passaic Avenue and Greenbrook Road. A 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer was taken in just a few seconds when the owner ran into the store.


Chief Charles Voelker will be hosting his monthly meeting of the Citizens Traffic and Crime Prevention Committee. The chief will discuss issues relating to each topic and will field questions about law enforcement activities in Fairfield. The meeting will be held at the Fairfield Community Center, 376 Hollywood Avenue, on Augsut 21, 2012 at 7:00 P.M.  Everyone is welcome to attend.


There will be a regularly scheduled meeting of the Fairfield Mayor and Council on Monday April 9, 2012 at 7:30 P.M.

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