what is the CPC?

We provide Data Analysis, Training Info, and Outreach as we collaboratively advise the Township of South Orange Village regarding its oversight of the Village Police Department

Subcommittees are made up of volunteers from the community

What We Do


We work with the police department to collect and analyze data on officer interactions within the community.


We assess, analyze and make recommendations regarding police officer training.


We educate and inform you about how the community and police department are working together to make South Orange a safe, equitable and fair community.

Know your Village

South Orange by the Numbers








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Why working together is important

In these challenging times, coming together as a Village to provide …

  • Equity
  • Safety
  • Education
  • Awareness
  • Social Work Assistance

Two Categories!

1) Voices from the Community – These are posts from the community at large, which have been fact-checked and posted as opinions from the public. They do NOT reflect the opinions or positions of the CPC itself.

2) Posts from the CPC – These are posts that convey points of view that were approved by the CPC as a whole.

Community Posts and Official CPC Posts

Coat Drive Underway Sponsored by SOPD Union, SO Rescue Squad and CC&J

The South Orange Police SOA and PBA, in partnership with the South Orange Rescue Squad and the Community Care and Justice Program (CC&J), have organized a coat drive and are now accepting donations of coats from local residents at select locations. These organizations began accepting donations on January 15th at the following locations and willContinue reading “Coat Drive Underway Sponsored by SOPD Union, SO Rescue Squad and CC&J”

Local PBA Partners with Parenting Center on Food Drive

By South Orange PD The Acting Chief of the South Orange Police Department, Captain Stephen Dolinac, has issued an official Commendation to PBA Local 12 and President Chris Chery for their generous donation to the Parenting Center food drive. As noted in the Commendation, it was written “to extend many thanks and deep appreciation forContinue reading “Local PBA Partners with Parenting Center on Food Drive”

Social Work Outreach Team Starts Accepting Referrals from SOPD, Rescue Squad

By Community Care & Justice Program The Outreach Team of the Community Care & Justice program officially began receiving referrals from the South Orange Police Department and Rescue Squad on Monday, October 18.  The Community Care & Justice program was initiated by South Orange Village President Sheena Collum and is a collaboration between the SouthContinue reading “Social Work Outreach Team Starts Accepting Referrals from SOPD, Rescue Squad”