Maplewood mourns the death of Chief DeVaul

Maplewood mourns the death of Chief DeVaul

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Police Chief Jimmy DeVaul, 53, died Oct. 21 at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest in Allentown, Pa. DeVaul will be remembered in Maplewood as a stabilizing force who became chief of the police department following an upheaval, a man who worked to improve the department’s culture and relationship with the community. DeVaul, […]

Deputy Police Chief Albert Sally named acting Maplewood police chief

Deputy Police Chief Albert Sally named acting Maplewood police chief

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Friday, Oct. 14, Maplewood police Chief Jimmy DeVaul suffered a medical incident and was transported to the hospital, where he remains with his family, according to an Oct. 17 press release from the township.  Deputy Police Chief Albert Sally has been named acting police chief of the Maplewood Police Department effective […]

SOMSD holds virtual safety and security forum

SOMSD holds virtual safety and security forum

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Monday evening, Aug. 29, the South Orange–Maplewood School District held a virtual safety and security forum. Though there were some technical issues with the video, the event provided a lot of reassuring information regarding the safety of district students and staff. The event’s panelists were Superintendent of Schools […]

South Orange–Maplewood schools to hold forum on safety, security

South Orange–Maplewood schools to hold forum on safety, security

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange–Maplewood School District will host a virtual town hall forum on school safety and security on Monday, Aug. 29, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. During this forum, representatives from the school district will share general information regarding safety and security practices within the district with a more […]

Maplewood community celebrates National Night Out

Maplewood community celebrates National Night Out

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood community came together on Tuesday, Aug. 2, to celebrate National Night Out, a nationwide event that promoted community engagement and connectedness, especially between residents and first responders. The Maplewood event featured music, food and fun as residents learned more about the police and fire departments, as well as other town […]

Maplewood police warn residents of contractor scams

Maplewood police warn residents of contractor scams

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood police detectives are investigating a number of contractor scams in which a person approaches residents while outside their home or by going door-to-door and offers to do work around the house and property, according to a press release from the Maplewood Police Department. The most recent incidents occurred in the area […]

South Orange/Maplewood CCR hosts forum on safety and policing

South Orange/Maplewood CCR hosts forum on safety and policing

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange–Maplewood Community Coalition on Race held a communitywide forum on safety and policing on June 13, bringing the police chiefs from both towns together with the chairpersons from the South Orange Community Police Collaborative and the Maplewood Community Board on Police to discuss local and regional crime […]

Community Coalition on Race to host community forum on safety and policing

Community Coalition on Race to host community forum on safety and policing

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Monday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m., the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race invites local residents, neighboring communities and all interested parties to learn more about the timely topics of community safety and policing.  Key representatives, including South Orange Police Chief Ernesto Morillo; Maplewood Police Chief James DeVaul; […]

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