Glen Ridge Police Department purchases new body cameras

Glen Ridge Police Department purchases new body cameras

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Police Department has recently upgraded the body cameras all of its 23 officers wear while on duty. According to Sgt. Matthew Koc, the information technology administrator, the equipment purchase was possible with a $57,000 state grant. The office of the state attorney general, he said, instituted a newer […]

Glen Ridge PD and hospital sharpen emergency readiness with active shooter drill

Glen Ridge PD and hospital sharpen emergency readiness with active shooter drill

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Mountainside Medical Center recently conducted an active shooter drill and preparedness assessment of its emergency operations plan for a potential mass casualty event, in collaboration with the Glen Ridge Police Department. The exercise focused on patient and team member safety, communication, security and law enforcement response, and de-escalation protocols. Participants included […]

Bicycle rodeo is smashing success in Glen Ridge

Bicycle rodeo is smashing success in Glen Ridge

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Police Department held its first bicycle rodeo on Saturday, June 4. In total, 27 bicycles were registered with the Glen Ridge Police Department’s voluntary bicycle registration program. This program provides detectives with the best opportunity to recover a bicycle if it is stolen; to learn more, contact Detective […]

Upgrades to Glen Ridge police firing range are ‘functionally complete’

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — Ventilation improvements to the Glen Ridge Police Department firing range, located in the basement of the Herman Street headquarters, are “functionally complete,” according to Erik DeLine, director of planning and development, in a June 6 email. Required now, DeLine said, is “the final, walk-through inspection’” and “a couple of things we […]

Glen Ridge community runs in memory of Roberts

Glen Ridge community runs in memory of Roberts

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — On May 27, the Glen Ridge Police Department and the Ridgewood Avenue School kicked off Memorial Day weekend with their “Rob Romp.” This race brings together students, parents, teachers and police officers as they run through the streets of Glen Ridge in memory of the late police Officer Charles “Rob” Roberts.  […]

Local first responder heroes receive Valor Awards

Local first responder heroes receive Valor Awards

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The Two Hundred Club of Essex County held its 56th annual Valor Awards presentation at Nanina’s in the Park, Belleville, on May 10. Since 1966, the organization has provided assistance to dependents of Essex County police officers and firefighters, and New Jersey state troopers, who have lost their lives in the line […]

Buddy Bench in Glen Ridge dedicated to Officer Roberts

Buddy Bench in Glen Ridge dedicated to Officer Roberts

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — On Tuesday, May 3, a ceremony was held to unveil the Buddy Bench in honor of Glen Ridge Police Officer Charles “Rob” Roberts, who died during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony was held on the grounds of the Forest Avenue School and was attended by Roberts family, members […]

Law enforcement officers and firefighters to be presented with medals for bravery

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The 200 Club of Essex County, which was founded in 1966 to assist the families of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty, will hold its 56th annual Valor Awards luncheon on Tuesday, May 10, at Nanina’s in the Park, 540 Mill St. in Belleville. The cocktail reception […]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day across Essex County on April 30

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day across Essex County on April 30

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., the Essex County Board of County Commissioners, the Essex County Division of Community Health and Family Connections’ ADAPT Coalition are encouraging residents to dispose of their old or unwanted prescription medications during the federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day […]

Glen Ridge PBA to honor Roberts with golf outing in May

Glen Ridge PBA to honor Roberts with golf outing in May

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — The Glen Ridge Policemen’s Benevolent Association Local 58 will hold the second Charles “Rob” Roberts Scholarship Golf Outing in May, with all proceeds going to scholarships for Glen Ridge High School graduating seniors. The event will again be offering two date options: Monday, May 23, at 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., […]

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