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

SOPD Winter Coat Drive is Underway

By SO Police Dept. This is a release from the SOPD: “South Orange Police Department PBA & SOA are once again hosting a Winter Coat Drive to help the less fortunate keep warm during the winter months. We are asking for your help!!! Make room & clean out your closets. We are accepting unsoiled used…

SOPD Gives Tips for Keeping Your Deliveries Safe

By SO Police Dept. and CPC The South Orange Police Department encourages everyone to be aware of packages and presents on doorsteps and to take steps to monitor and keep them safe for yourselves and your neighbors during this holiday season. They have issued the following tips for residents. The SOPD and CPC wish everyone…

SOPD and PBA Conduct December Toy Drive

By SO Police Dept. The South Orange PBA Local 12 along with the SOPD Superior Officers’ Association have teamed up to deliver new, unwrapped toys during the month of December. They want everyone to know that the police station lobby will be open for the toys to be dropped off right up until Christmas Eve.…