what is the CPC?

We provide Data Analysis, Operations 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 operations.


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.


South Orange and the CPC partner with Essex County and Seton Hall University to reimagine traditional models of public safety

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

It’s Autism Awareness Month! Join the SO PBA to Help Benefit Nassan’s Place!

By SO Police Dept and the CPC South Orange Police PBA Local 12 is again supporting Autism Awareness. This year they are selling LIMITED EDITION police autism Tee Shirts to help benefit Nassan’s Place, a local non profit organization that is helping make a difference in the lives of children and families affected by autism…

It’s Crossing Guard Appreciation Week!

By SO Police Dept. and the CPC This is the week to give some love to the crossing guards who help us and our kids stay safe in South Orange and Maplewood. “Walk Bike Ride South Orange” along with JESPY House, Inc. and the South Orange and Maplewood Police Departments are pleased to announce SOMA…