‘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 […]

Man killed in fatal Nutley fire

NUTLEY, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the Nutley Police and Fire departments are investigating a fatal fire that took the life of Joseph Collar, 74, according to an Oct. 11 press release from the ECPO. On Saturday, Oct. 10, at approximately 6 p.m., a fire broke out in […]

Nutley Board of Commissioners addresses death of George Floyd

Nutley Board of Commissioners addresses death of George Floyd

NUTLEY, NJ — The Nutley Board of Commissioners, along with Nutley Police Chief Thomas Strumolo, released the following statement on June 2 to express condolences to everyone aggrieved by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn.: “We, like so many others, have watched the disturbing video of George Floyd’s arrest in Minneapolis, which led […]

Fall Drug Take Back Day in the county on Oct. 26

Fall Drug Take Back Day in the county on Oct. 26

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County will hold a Fall Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 26. Twenty-one police departments in Essex County have free and anonymous collection sites where residents can drop off old and unwanted prescription medications. The event is co-sponsored by the Essex County Division of Community Health, the Federal Drug […]

County dedicates ‘Essex County Kevin J. Ryan Sheriff’s Headquarters’

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County dedicated the Essex County Sheriff’s Patrol Building in Newark as the “Essex County Kevin J. Ryan Sheriff’s Headquarters” in honor of the late Sheriff’s Chief Kevin J. Ryan. Ryan, who also served as a NJ State Assemblyman and School Board member with the Essex County Schools of Technology, died June […]

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Monday, April 16, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Division of Community Health joined with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team, the Essex County Police Chiefs Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association to announce plans for Drug […]

County police to crack down on impaired driving

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Sheriff’s Office will join with the county’s 22 municipal police departments and participate in a statewide crackdown on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. From now through Jan. 1, law enforcement officials will […]

Essex sheriff’s department, W. Orange, Nutley receive grants

WASHINGTON, DC — Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions recently announced $98,495,397 in grant funding through the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services COPS Hiring Program. The attorney general announced funding awards to 179 law enforcement agencies across the nation, which allows those agencies to hire 802 additional full-time law enforcement officers. CHP provides […]