Monday, September 28,2020 10:30 AM
Matthew Spencer, Jr
Commanding Officer
Captain
Matthew Spencer, Jr
Contact

The Commander of the precinct provides uniformed and non­ uniformed patrol services, walking and mobile patrol posts and special enforcement operations, within a specific geographical area. An Executive Officer shall assist the Commander and staff as designated by Division directives. Each Precinct is established for the purpose of ensuring the most efficient and effective delivery of police services.

The 5th Precinct is home to a variety of residential neighborhoods and a substantial commercial corridor. This South Ward district covers 4 square miles and is home to 56,000 residents. Some of the neighborhoods included within the district are South Broad Street, Dayton, Upper and Lower Clinton Hill, and Weequahic.

Precinct Map

 

WEEK ENDING: 09/13/2020

Crime
2020
2019
% Change
Murder
6
12
-50%
Rape
22
29
-24%
Robbery
64
112
-43%
Agg. Assault
288
301
-4%
Burglary
102
141
-28%
Theft F/A
135
151
-11%
Theft
168
174
-3%
Auto Theft
286
252
13%
Totals
1,071
1,172
-9%
5th Precinct

480 Clinton Avenue
Newark, NJ 07108
(973) 733-6070

5th Precinct Substation

1049 bergen street
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 424-4297