AG’s Office releases recordings from fatal car crash in Glen Ridge

AG’s Office releases recordings from fatal car crash in Glen Ridge

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — On June 9, the Attorney General’s Office released video footage, a 9-1-1 call and radio communications that captured events surrounding a single-vehicle accident in Glen Ridge in which Gregory Dukes, 42, and Cecil Richardson, 47, both of Philadelphia, Pa., were fatally injured. The vehicle in which they were traveling accelerated away […]

State launches 2022 ‘Click It or Ticket’ seat belt campaign

State launches 2022 ‘Click It or Ticket’ seat belt campaign

TRENTON, NJ — As fatal crashes continue to climb in New Jersey, acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety announced the start of New Jersey’s annual “Click it or Ticket” enforcement mobilization targeting drivers and passengers who don’t buckle up. This year, a record 145 law enforcement agencies have […]

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 […]

State kicks off distracted-driving awareness campaign and crackdown

State kicks off distracted-driving awareness campaign and crackdown

TRENTON, NJ — Kicking off National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety recently announced the results of a 2021 study, which found that, at any given time, one in five drivers on selected high-crash corridors in New Jersey were driving while distracted. […]

Bloomfield PD participates in annual Special Olympics Torch run

Bloomfield PD participates in annual Special Olympics Torch run

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On June 11, members of the Bloomfield Police Department participated in the annual Special Olympics Torch Run. At the conclusion of the event, the Montclair Police Department presented the Bloomfield Police Department with two plaques. One was in honor of fallen motor officer Benedetto “Benny: Christiano; Christiano’s wife, Julie, accepted the award. […]

‘Click It or Ticket’ crackdown encourages drivers, passengers to wear seat belts

TRENTON, NJ — As New Jersey begins to reopen ahead of the busy summer travel season, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety announced the upcoming launch of a statewide seat belt enforcement campaign aimed at promoting safe travels on New Jersey roadways. Starting Monday, May 24, and running through […]

Discard unused medications safely on Drug Take Back Day

Discard unused medications safely on Drug Take Back Day

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 the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team are encouraging residents to dispose of their old or unwanted prescription medications during the federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual Drug Take Back […]

ECPO, NOBLE hold 10th annual Black History Month Program

ECPO, NOBLE hold 10th annual Black History Month Program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Feb. 24, Essex County prosecutors held their 10th annual Black History Month Program via Zoom. As in past years, the 2021 program was co-sponsored by the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Officers.  Anthony Johnson, a veteran journalist from WABC–TV in New York, served as keynote speaker. Joining Johnson and […]

Two arrested in connection with Montclair motor vehicle incident

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Two individuals were arrested and charged Sept. 30 in connection with the motor vehicle crash that left a civilian, a Montclair police officer and an Orange police officer injured, according to a press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. On Tuesday, Sept. 22, at approximately 2:30 p.m., a Montclair police officer […]

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