West Orange police debut Operation Hope, seek volunteers

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department hopes to roll out a program this fall that places heroin and opiate users into drug treatment instead of jail. Members of the Township Council will vote Tuesday, June 14, on whether to approve Operation HOPE — Heroin – Opiate Prevention Effort — an affiliation between […]

WOPD mourns fallen N.J. officers

OCEAN GROVE, NJ — The 32nd annual New Jersey law enforcement memorial service was held in Ocean Grove on May 24. This year’s service commemorated the lives of three on-duty officers who died in 2015: Cpl. Scott R. Thompson of the Manchester Township Police Department and State Police Troopers Anthony A. Raspa and Eli M. […]

Pedestrian killed in West Orange accident with bus

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and West Orange Police Chief James Abbott announced May 26 that the West Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a fatal pedestrian incident. At approximately 9:31 a.m. on May 26, Dilma Khan, 82, of West […]

Men Make A Difference to honor locals for community service

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Men Make A Difference, a West Orange-based company, will honor West Orange Police Office Jerome Pleasants and two residents, Tyrone Brooks and Elmer McBurrows, at its Community Service Recognition Brunch. The affair will be held Saturday, June 11, at the Second Baptist Church Conference Center, 93 Liberty St. in Long Branch, […]

WOPD represented in Police Unity Tour

Five members of West Orange’s finest bike to Washington, D.C., to stand with fellow officers

WOPD represented in Police Unity Tour

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department is once again well-represented at the Police Unity Tour, a national movement coinciding with National Police Week that sees police officers from around the country ride bicycles and motorcycles to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., in honor of those who have died […]

Become an auxiliary police officer

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department is currently seeking applicants for the position of auxiliary police officer. Applications can be obtained at the Community Services Unit, 92 Washington St. in West Orange. There will be an open house meeting for interested candidates on Thursday, April 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at […]

Three arrested for West Orange murder

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and West Orange Police Chief James Abbott announced March 24 that three men have been arrested and charged with the murder of Naji Everett, 26, of Orange. On Dec. 17, 2015, Everett was shot in the 100 block of Joyce Street in West Orange, […]

Man shot to death on Joyce Street

WEST ORANGE, NJ — An Orange resident was shot to death in West Orange, just over the Orange-West Orange border, in the early morning hours of Thursday, Dec. 17. West Orange police responded to a call of an unresponsive man outside 1 Joyce St. Naji Everett, 26, of Orange was pronounced dead at the scene at […]

Tevlin’s alleged killer convicted of unrelated WO robbery

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Seattle man accused of killing Livingston college student Brendan Tevlin in June 2014 was convicted on all counts of an unrelated armed robbery of a man in West Orange. Following a two-week trial before Superior Court Judge Michael A. Petrolle, a jury found Ali Muhammad Brown, 30, guilty on Nov. 17 […]

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