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 […]

Policemen promoted within the WOPD

Policemen promoted within the WOPD

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Three West Orange policemen were promoted at an official ceremony on Oct. 8 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel. Michael Keighter was promoted from captain to deputy chief, John Connolly was promoted from lieutenant to captain, and Jeffrey Krimmel was promoted from officer to sergeant. They were all sworn in by Mayor […]

WOPD helps those with addiction through Operation HOPE, seeks volunteers

WOPD helps those with addiction through Operation HOPE, seeks volunteers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department, in collaboration with community partners, launched Operation HOPE in November 2016. It is a voluntary program offering drug turn-in and treatment with assistance that is aimed at placing those with an addiction into drug treatment instead of jail. The program is dedicated to reducing the impact […]

Coffee with a Cop in WO is great success

Coffee with a Cop in WO is great success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the West Orange Police Department took part in community outreach on Oct. 2 as part of the Coffee with a Cop program at the Dunkin Donuts on Northfield Avenue in West Orange. From left are Sgt. Brad Squires, Officer Herbert Granados, business owner Adam Goldman, Lt. Patrick Matullo, Officer […]

Coffee with a Cop in West Orange this Wednesday

Coffee with a Cop in West Orange this Wednesday

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Coffee with a Cop returns to West Orange on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Dunkin’ Donuts, 563 Northfield ave. in West Orange. Stop by and enjoy a coffee with the West Orange Police Department. There will be no speeches or specific topics, just information conversations about what […]

WO seniors attend safety summit

WO seniors attend safety summit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Police Sgt. Brad Squires, Senior Services coordinator Laura Van Dyke, senior public health nurse Susan Iovino and West Orange Police Officer Bret Wagner were all on hand to talk about safety issues for senior citizens at a Senior Safety Summit held at the Renna House on Sept. 25.  The […]

West Orange installs marker to commemorating former police station

West Orange installs marker to commemorating former police station

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Barbara Smith Rickel Ochs, left, and Mary Jo Connolly attend the Aug. 29 historical marker dedication for the former West Orange Police Station. The historical marker was placed by the Downtown West Orange Alliance in front Main Street Liquors at 56 Main St. to mark the West Orange Police Department’s former […]

WO Council passes MOU with Ring

TC votes 4-1 for police to have access to doorbell footage shared on Ring app

WO Council passes MOU with Ring

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Aug. 13, the West Orange Township Council approved a resolution allowing the Police Department to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Ring, a doorbell surveillance system owned by Amazon. The MOU allows the WOPD to access the Neighbors app, where citizens who own a Ring system can voluntarily share […]

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