West Orange PBA members volunteer in community

West Orange PBA members volunteer in community

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the West Orange PBA Local 25 gathered donated items to support the annual Thanksgiving food drive at the Holy Trinity Food Pantry in West Orange. The combined efforts of those willing to help will improve the quality of life for those in need both during the holidays and year-round. […]

TC passes DPW, WOFD contracts

Police unions urge council not to approve contracts at Nov. 12 meeting

TC passes DPW, WOFD contracts

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved two union contracts at its Nov. 12 meeting: an agreement with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees New Jersey Council 63, Local 3476, the union representing members of the Department of Public Works, and an agreement with the West Orange Fire Department […]

Freeholders honor local servicemen at Veterans Day celebration

Freeholders honor local servicemen at Veterans Day celebration

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently held its 2019 Veterans Celebration at the Hall of Records, honoring the patriotism and sacrifice of the men and women who have served the United States, and recognizing specific veterans of Essex County for their service. The Freeholders presented the honorees with framed commendations, […]

Commission hears public feedback on WOPD for accreditation purposes

Commission hears public feedback on WOPD for accreditation purposes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Deputy Chief of Police Matthew Feula, Lt. Richard McDonald, Chief of Police James Abbott, assessors Christopher Ciuci and James Grimer, and Deputy Chief of Police Michael Keigher are pictured in West Orange Council Chambers on Oct. 5. Ciuci and Grimer are members of the Commission on Accreditation for Law […]

West Orange police officer recognized for service to country and community

West Orange police officer recognized for service to country and community

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders honored West Orange Police Lt. Charles Bryant for his service with the United States Navy. The 2019 Veterans Celebration held at the Hall of Records in Newark on Nov. 6 recognized the patriotism and sacrifices of New Jersey veterans, past and present. Bryant was […]

WOPD officers promoted in Oct. 18 ceremony

WOPD officers promoted in Oct. 18 ceremony

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Three West Orange police officers were promoted in an Oct. 18 ceremony at the Wilshire Grand Hotel. Each officer was sworn in by Mayor Robert Parisi, with a member of their family holding the Bible. Rich McDonald was promoted to captain, Tito John was promoted to lieutenant and Rory Kearns was […]

West Orange Police Department prepares for accreditation assessment

West Orange Police Department prepares for accreditation assessment

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies will arrive Nov. 4 to examine the West Orange Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.  “Endorsement by CALEA is a highly-prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence,” West Orange Police Chief James Abbott said. […]

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 […]

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