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

SOPD, CC&J, Seton Hall and Others Join with Allan Houston’s FISLL Program

(Photo credit Alia C. Covel) By Alia C. Covel (reprinted from TAPinto article dated 10/16/21) SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — NBA legend Allan Houston brought The FISLL Project to Seton Hall University  on Tuesday to continue the success of his foundation’s nationwide mentoring program. SHU is a partner in South Orange’s Community Care and Justice Program, along with Essex County,Continue reading “SOPD, CC&J, Seton Hall and Others Join with Allan Houston’s FISLL Program”

South Orange to Host Newcomers Day on October 3rd – All Residents Welcome

by the Community Police Collaborative Attention all South Orange Residents (old and new)! South Orange Village invites everyone to join them for their annual Newcomers Day on Sunday, October 3rd from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Duck Pond in South Orange.  You will be able to meet your new and old neighbors, spend time speakingContinue reading “South Orange to Host Newcomers Day on October 3rd – All Residents Welcome”

SOPD Commended and Thanked for their Heroic Actions During Hurricane Ida

By the Community Police Collaborative In the aftermath of the Hurricane Ida, which hit South Orange and surrounding communities on September 1st and 2nd, the South Orange Police Department has issued commendations to personnel who went above and beyond the call of duty to save lives and help our community members survive the storm. AttachedContinue reading “SOPD Commended and Thanked for their Heroic Actions During Hurricane Ida”