Princeton Police Department

Chief Jonathan Bucchere
Address 1 Valley Road
Princeton NJ 08540
Phone 609-921-2100

Current Openings

Open Jobs Salary Deadline
Princeton - Police Officer Starting at $73,294.00 (top Patrol Officer salary $130,321) August 15, 2024




The Princeton Police Department is staffed with highly qualified and dedicated officers committed to providing the highest level of service to our new community.  Consolidation has given us the opportunity to deliver progressive and cost effective police services to a larger, more diverse and unified community.  We look forward to developing new partnerships with our citizenry to improve the quality of life for everyone that lives and visits our thriving community. We will undoubtedly be faced with many challenges as our new department evolves.  I feel strongly that our men and women are up to the challenges we may face and that our community will be proud of the service we provide.


The Princeton Police Department mission is to protect the lives, property, and rights of all people; maintain an ethical environment of mutual respect, trust and dignity; foster a partnership with the community we serve; and, improve the quality of life for all within the community.


The employees of the Princeton Police Department are committed to its mission.  We are accountable for our actions and we conduct ourselves accordingly in pursuit of our core values of:

Honor: Always act with the utmost integrity, and be honest and truthful. Enforce the laws equally and without bias. Hold yourself and other members to the highest ethical standards. 

Integrity: We place the highest value on honesty and an adherence to a strict code of ethics; we will always engage in behavior that is beyond ethical reproach to maintain public confidence. 

Service: Putting responsibilities before self-interest, performing duties to meet the needs of others, promoting partnerships to identify and solve problems, doing what is right for the community.

Knowledge: We seek truth, awareness, and understanding through investigation, education and experience.


Princeton covers an area of 18.1 square miles in the heart of central New Jersey. It is composed of the former Township of Princeton and Borough of Princeton which consolidated effective January, 2013 and is now known as Princeton. The population of Princeton is approximately 30,000.

A substantial portion of the property of Princeton University lies within the borders of Princeton as does the property of the Institute for Advanced Study. Other well-known educational institutions within Princeton are the Hun School, the Princeton Day School, and the Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart.

While no major arteries directly touch Princeton, it is dissected by US Highway Route 206; and there is ready access to US Highway Route 1, the New Jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway and Amtrak and New Jersey Transit which provide direct rail services to New York and Philadelphia.

In general, Princeton is an open semi-wooded community of diverse housing, including substantial and moderate homes and a highly recognized affordable housing program and is an example of sound suburban development. There is also one shopping center, several other shopping areas of smaller size, some office research and services areas and a large amount of preserved open space.

Recreation facilities are numerous and provide community recreation facilities including a large pool complex, tennis and paddle tennis courts, athletic playing fields and various parks and playgrounds. Numerous programs and activities are provided through the Recreation Department.

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