Seven Bloomfield police officers receive promotions

Seven Bloomfield police officers receive promotions

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Division of Public Safety held a promotion ceremony on Monday, Sept. 13, in the Council Chambers of Town Hall, at which three sergeants were promoted to the rank of lieutenant, and one detective and three officers were promoted to the rank of sergeant.  The new lieutenants are Luca Piscitelli, Ian […]

Bloomfield emergency responders welcome students back to school

Bloomfield emergency responders welcome students back to school

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield police and fire personnel greeted town children as they headed back to school on Sept. 8. The emergency personnel also reminded residents to drive slowly and stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk. Photos Courtesy of Bloomfield Division of Public Safety

Essex County towns try to recover from the remnants of Hurricane Ida

Essex County towns try to recover from the remnants of Hurricane Ida

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The remnants of Hurricane Ida walloped Essex County on Wednesday, Sept. 1, with rain traveling north from Louisiana and soaking the area. Towns in Essex County are now in the midst of large-scale cleanups, after water damaged parks, schools, basements and cars, both parked and on the road. In Bloomfield, Mayor […]

Active-shooter drill in Bloomfield prepares first responders for possible emergency

Active-shooter drill in Bloomfield prepares first responders for possible emergency

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Although it’s difficult to consider the potential for an active-shooter incident in Bloomfield, accounting for these events in safety plans has the potential to save lives. On Aug. 20, the Bloomfield Police Department, Fire Department and EMS squad, in conjunction with Bloomfield College, performed an active-shooter drill at Schweitzer Hall. Photos Courtesy […]

Bloomfield police take part in impaired-driving enforcement crackdown

Bloomfield police take part in impaired-driving enforcement crackdown

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Law enforcement officials from Bloomfield will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end-of-summer “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. Beginning Aug. 20 and continuing through Sept. 6, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking […]

Bloomfield campers learn about social media safety

Bloomfield campers learn about social media safety

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Police Detective Marvid Camacho spent a recent morning speaking about social media safety with the children enrolled in the Bloomfield Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs summer camp at Watsessing School. Photos Courtesy of Bloomfield Division of Public Safety

Bloomfield officers discuss stranger danger, bicycle safety with campers

Bloomfield officers discuss stranger danger, bicycle safety with campers

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Campers at Oak View School’s summer camp program in Bloomfield were excited to have officers stop by and speak about stranger danger, the importance of 9-1-1 and bicycle safety. To have officers stop by events, email Lt. Naomi Zepeda at nzepeda@bloomfieldnjpd.com.  Photos Courtesy of Bloomfield Division of Public Safety

Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 Unit visits Bloomfield Jr. Police Academy

Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 Unit visits Bloomfield Jr. Police Academy

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On Aug. 4, the recruits at Bloomfield’s Junior Police Academy were visited by representatives of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 Unit. Detectives Mike Tesei and Albert Hanna, along with their canine partners, Zena and Marko, respectively, demonstrated their training for the youths. Photos Courtesy of Bloomfield Division of Public Safety

Bloomfield National Night Out draws large crowds

Bloomfield National Night Out draws large crowds

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — National Night Out in Bloomfield was a huge success thanks to the many Bloomfield residents who came out to show support and enjoy the fun, free activities and food. The fire department took the trophy in the police vs. fire softball game, an annual display of camaraderie. Additionally, the hot air balloon […]

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