The Perth Amboy Police Department has established a table of organization of 132 Uniformed Officers, which are supported by 10 Special Class I and 4 Special Class II part time Police Officers, 42 volunteer Auxiliary Police Officers, civilian 911 dispatchers, civilian report takers and a complement of non-uniformed civilian support personnel, including a Domestic Violence Response Team and a Civilian Emergency Response Team . The department was accredited in June of 2009, providing superior service utilizing the best practices in law enforcement.
A Police Director and Deputy Chief heads the department. In addition to the usual protective services afforded the community, the department also maintains a full Investigative Division which includes an aggressive Juvenile Aid Bureau and a Public Relations Office. The department operates a centralized 911 dispatch communication center for all emergency services within the city housed in the new Public Safety Complex. The Police Department has been successful in reducing crime by an average of 4.7% yearly for the last ten years.