Monday - Friday
8:00 - 4:30
379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Police Department Updates

Welcome to the official website of the Hillsborough Township Police Department. We value our relationship with this community and realize the quality of service we provide is dependent upon effective communication and cooperation with our citizens. We have set and will continue to set high standards for our delivery of police services. Hillsborough is a special community that provides so many opportunities to those who live and work here. Our contributions to the betterment of Hillsborough would not be possible if we did not have the support of; our Township Committee and Administrator, The other Municipal Departments of Hillsborough, The Somerset County Prosecutor, and most importantly, the residents of Hillsborough Township.
Chief Mike McMahon

Hillsborough Township Police Department Mission Statement

The Hillsborough Township Police Department is committed to law and order, public safety, and public service. All personnel of the department are valuable members of the organization that serve the public professionally and with the highest degree of integrity. To this end, the Hillsborough Township Police Department is considered one of the finest in the region. This proud legacy is grounded in core values: loyalty, duty, respect, selfless-service, honor, integrity, and personal courage.
  • Loyalty means to bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution and New Jersey Constitution.
  • Duty means to fulfill your obligations.
  • Respect means to treat people as they should be treated.
  • Selfless-Service means to put the welfare of the public before your own.
  • Honor means to live up to all of the department’s values.
  • Integrity means to do what is right, legally and morally.
  • Personal Courage means to face fear, danger, or adversity, whether physical or moral.
The Hillsborough Township Police Department unconditionally provides proactive service with the highest level of performance. Members of the organization pride themselves in protecting the public from crime and hazards and providing innovative solutions to community concerns. This service results in a solid partnership between the police and the community for which none can compare.

Hillsborough Township Police Department Values Statement

 The primary values of the Hillsborough Township Police Department are three-pronged and include Integrity, Professionalism, and Fairness.
  • Integrity: Members perform their duties honestly with an unquestioned respect for the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of New Jersey, this guaranteeing the rights of citizens.
  • Professionalism: Members are unconditionally professional regardless of the situation or type of encounter.
  • Fairness: Members pride themselves in being fair and using sound discretion when making decisions that affect individuals and the public as a whole.
Members of the Hillsborough Township Police Department are committed to providing efficient and effective police services with an emphasis on these core values.

Frequently Asked Questions

Message from Chief McMahon
Chief Michael McMahon would like to update our residents and visitors regarding the precautions that we are taking to protect both our citizens and our employees.

As a result of Covid-19, it has become necessary to put a temporary patrol response plan in place. This plan allows for our police officers to take reports over the phone for calls that do not require evidence to be collected, an on scene investigation to be conducted or otherwise require an officer to respond to a scene. Residents having incidents meeting this criteria shall give their information and telephone number to the dispatcher as normal and will be contacted back by an officer to determine the course of action and if a physical response is needed.

Our officers will be practicing social distancing and avoiding contact with you to the extent possible.

Non -emergency fingerprinting and all community policing events including our YMCA basketball nights will be suspended until further notice. Firearms applications will only be accepted online.

Residents needing to pick up a police report should contact the Records Bureau at 908-369-4584 before coming to the Police Department. Arrangements can be made to email or transmit a report in another fashion while avoiding unnecessary contact.

The Police Department Lobby is open however residents are encouraged to contact us by phone at 908-369-4323 before coming in if possible.

The goal of these temporary procedures is to help decrease unnecessary contact and reduce the risk of person to person transmission of novel coronavirus.

These are unprecedented times. There is no need to panic, but there is a lot of reasons to take this seriously and follow the advice of the CDC and Health Departments in order to "flatten the curve" as intended.

Rest assured, if you contact 911 with an emergency, you will receive the same professional response from our officers that you are accustomed to.

We must do our best to limit unnecessary exposure to our officers so that they are still able to serve you during this time. Thank you for your understanding.

Hillsborough is a strong community. Once we all move past this, I can assure you that the Hillsborough Township Police Department will return to normal operations.

Chief Michael McMahon
We would like to thank everyone who lives, works, visits and calls Hillsborough home for their continued understanding during this difficult time.  Your effort and cooperation are what makes this town one of the best places to live