Defense Attorney for Ridgefield Park Court & Expungements
A domestic violence or marijuana arrest in Ridgefield Park can remain on your record without an expungement. An expugement, if properly completed, can make it as if the past event never legally took place. If you have an old Bergen County criminal record, give my office a call to discuss the possibility of an expungment.
Ridgefield Park Municipal Court & Criminal Data
The Municipal Court is located at 234 Main Street, Ridgefield Park. Phone: 201-641-4950 ext. 601.Judge: Hon. F. Terrance Perna. Prosecutor: Thomas Quirico, Esq. Sessions: Wednesdays at 4:00 pm.
In 2010, the Police Department consisted of 78 full-time law enforcement employees, including 29 police officers.
The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 162 major crimes in 2010. The resulting crime and violent rates per 1,000 residents were 12.7 and 2.0. There occurred 1 murder, 1 rape, 6 robberies, 17 assaults, 27 burglaries, 66 incidents of domestic violence, 37 cases of police force, and no bias crimes.
City-data, which does not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, includes 100 thefts, 9 auto thefts, and one arson.
General Ridgefield Park Information
Ridgefield Park was created as a village in 1892, within Ridgefield Township. It became Ridgefield Park Township in 1938. Of the 566 state municipalities, it is one of only four with a “village” type of government Its Fourth of July Parade, created in 1894, is said to be the longest continuously celebrated event of the sort statewide and one of the oldest in the nation.
Its 1.919 square miles territory is home to 12,729 people, as of the 2010 census. There were 5,164 housing units. City-data estimated the 2009 median house or condo value at $373,992 versus $348,300 statewide. The March 2012 cost of living index was 23.4% higher than the national average.
As of the 2010 census, 66.09% of the population was White (versus 78.20% in 2000), 6.40% African American, 11.48% Asian, and 36.18% Hispanic or Latino of any race (versus 22.4% in 2000). The major ancestries are Italian (21.7%), Irish (21.1%), German (13.6%), and English (5.4%). The rate of foreign-born residents is above the state level (23.9% versus 17.5%).
Of the households recounted in the 2010 census, 31.1% had minors living with them. Married couples living together were 48.5%. Households composed of non-families and of individuals represented 32.5% and 27.7%. There were more female householders without husbands present than seniors living alone (13.9% versus 9.3%). The median age was 39.3 years. Minors accounted for 21.9% and seniors for 12.5%. The 2006-2010 American Community Survey of the Census Bureau estimated (with a margin of error of up to 20%) that the median household income was $60,656 and the median family income $83,189. Males had a median income of $51,781 versus $47,714 for females. The per capita income was $30,893. (All the figures are in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) 5.0% of the population was living below the poverty level, including more than 10.0% of seniors.
The 2010 census data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that the percentages with a bachelor’s or graduate degree were below state levels (20.09% and 8.99% versus 20.65% and 12.05%). Less than 12.00% had not completed high school versus 34.76% that had. Those with some college or associate degree were 24.76%.
From 2005 to 2009 males engaged in Manufacturing (15%), Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%), Retail trade (13%), and Transportation and warehousing (7%). Females worked in Health care and social assistance (23%), Retail trade (12%), Finance and insurance (9%), and Educational services (9%).