Saturday, August 15,2020 12:16 PM
Matthew Spencer, Jr
Commanding Officer
Captain
Matthew Spencer, Jr
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Lt. Gerardo Rodriguez
Executive Officer
Lieutenant
Gerardo Rodriguez
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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: 08/09/2020

Crime
2020
2019
% Change
Murder
6
12
-50%
Rape
18
25
-28%
Robbery
56
97
-42%
Agg. Assault
247
265
-7%
Burglary
93
117
-21%
Theft F/A
126
139
-9%
Theft
147
158
-7%
Auto Theft
248
229
8%
Totals
941
1,042
-10%
5th Precinct

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

5th Precinct Substation

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