Chief John E. Link


On May 1, 2014, John E. Link became the 10th Chief of the Clifton Police Department. 
Chief Link brings with him over 27 years of experience, serving in the following positions.
Patrolman in the Patrol Division, Patrolman in the Tactical/Narcotics Division, Detective in the Detective Division, Sergeant in the Patrol Division, Sergeant in the Detective Bureau, Lieutenant in the Patrol Division, Lieutenant in the Training Division, Lieutenant in the Traffic Division, Captain of Field Operation Bureau, Captain of the Investigations Bureau.
Chief Link holds a Master's Degree in Administrative Science and a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice.  He is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, the Northwestern University Executive Management Program, The NJ State Chief's of Police Executive Session, the FBI Hazardous Devices school as well as numerous others.

He was raised in Clifton, attended Clifton Public Schools and currently resides here with his wife Diana and their 2 Children.