Maplewood to launch inaugural Police Explorer Program

Maplewood to launch inaugural Police Explorer Program

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department will be conducting its very first Police Explorer Program and is seeking interested and qualified youth candidates. The department is currently seeking five members for Police Explorer Post No. 1618. All applicants must be Maplewood residents and current high school students at the start of the program. One […]

TC discusses police matters at meeting

TC discusses police matters at meeting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Township Committee considered several police matters at its Feb. 19 meeting, including potentially increasing the membership of the Community Board on Police by one person and lowering the age requirement of the youth member from 18 to 16. The committee also discussed the possibility of adding a member of the […]

Two towns launch Operation Blue Angel for senior citizens

Two towns launch Operation Blue Angel for senior citizens

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Maplewood and South Orange Police departments, Senior Citizens Advisory committees, and SOMA Two Towns for All Ages recently announced the launch of Operation Blue Angel. This safety program aims to aid older adults who are either older than 55 or medically impaired and are frequently alone. Operation Blue […]

Two women hit by car in crosswalk in Maplewood

Two women hit by car in crosswalk in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Jan. 30, at approximately 3:15 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Springfield Avenue at Burnett Avenue, according to a press release from the Maplewood Police Department. Upon police arrival, it was determined that two female pedestrians, one of whom is a Maplewood Township crossing guard, […]

MPD addresses ‘Force Report’ at forum

Community meeting centers on Maplewood PD’s high rate of force reports

MPD addresses ‘Force Report’ at forum

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Officials and residents gathered at The Woodland on Jan. 14 to discuss the “Force Report,” NJ Advance Media’s 16-month investigation and analysis of how often municipal police departments in New Jersey used force from 2012 through 2016, the recent years with the most complete data. According to the report, the Maplewood Police […]

Report: MPD is top user of force

‘The Force Report’ shows excessive racial disparities in police force in SO

Report: MPD is top user of force

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — After investigating for 16 months, filing 506 Open Public Records Act requests, collecting 72,607 use-of force reports, and spending more than $30,000 for its investigation and data compilation, NJ Advance Media released “The Force Report,” a comprehensive database and analysis of how often municipal police departments in New Jersey […]

Snowstorm wallops SO and Maplewood

Northern NJ grinds to a halt Nov. 15 as snow comes down

Snowstorm wallops SO and Maplewood

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The snowstorm on Thursday, Nov. 15, proved a lot more intense than had been anticipated. As a result, it caused havoc in northern New Jersey, as resources were overtaxed, commuters were trapped inside their cars for hours, and students were stranded at school or inside school buses. Essex County […]

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