PBA president praises promotion of 25 new sergeants

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss and Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers promoted 25 new Irvington Police Division sergeants in a ceremony in Council Chambers on Wednesday, May 1. Vauss said municipal clerk Harold Wiener swore in all the new sergeants. According to the Municipal Clerk’s Office, the members of the Irvington Police Division promoted […]

Twenty-five new sergeants are promoted in IPD

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss and Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers promoted 25 new sergeants in the Irvington Police Division during a promotion ceremony inside Council Chambers on Wednesday, May 1. Vauss said Municipal Clerk Harold Wiener swore in all of the new sergeants. “We made history,” said Bowers on Tuesday, May 7. “In […]

Irvington’s second homicide of 2019 is confirmed

IRVINGTON, NJ — According to Mayor Tony Vauss, the township suffered its second homicide of the year on Sunday, March 24. “We had two homicides so far this year,” said Vauss on Tuesday, April 2. “We can’t say much about them, due to the fact that they are currently under investigation by the Police Division […]

Irvington suffers first homicide of 2019

IRVINGTON, NJ — The township suffered its first homicide of 2019 on Wednesday, March 20, in the middle of the day, just as Irvington’s public schools were dismissing students for the day. According to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens and Irvington Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers, authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of […]

Five part-time firefighters hired to address concerns

Five part-time firefighters hired to address concerns

IRVINGTON, NJ — Irvington has hired five part-time firefighters, who have been working in town since January and the Fireman’s Mutual Benevolent Association union, which represents the rank and file members of the IFD, is not happy about it. The union is also concerned that some of the Vauss administration’s recent personnel and scheduling policies […]

Police leaders chime in about comments on ‘Force Report’

Police leaders chime in about comments on ‘Force Report’

IRVINGTON, NJ — On Friday, Jan. 25, acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II issued a public response to the recent “Force Report,” published by NJ Advance Media, which details the results of the media outlet’s five-year study on the use of force by New Jersey police. Stephens said his office has been “carefully reviewing” […]

Bowers looks forward to many good things planned for 2019

Bowers looks forward to many good things planned for 2019

IRVINGTON, NJ — Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers wants residents to know there is plenty to look forward to in the New Year. Bowers cited the decision to assign Detective Marcus Smith to serve as the Police Division’s official “senior cop,” assigning Sgt. Sheyla Marquez-Zepeda to serve as the official “kids cop” and the creation […]

Fifth homicide of 2018 happens on Christmas Eve

IRVINGTON, NJ — The year ended on a dour note as, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Irvington suffered its fifth homicide of 2018 on Monday, Dec. 24. “Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens and Irvington Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers announced that authorities are investigating an incident in which two males were […]

Irvington PSD director helps East Orange find new PSD director

Irvington PSD director helps East Orange find new PSD director

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Reaching across township lines, Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers recently assisted East Orange Mayor Ted Green in finding a new director to replace Sheila Coley, who resigned abruptly on Tuesday, May 29 from the department. At a press conference in East Orange Police Division Headquarters on South Munn Avenue on Monday, […]

East Orange welcomes new Public Safety Department director

East Orange welcomes new Public Safety Department director

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Mayor Ted Green’s has concluded his search to replace former Public Safety Department Director Sheila Coley, who resigned abruptly on Tuesday, May 29. At a press conference in East Orange Police Division Headquarters on South Munn Avenue on Monday, Dec, 17, Green announced the appointment of former Newark Police […]

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