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Video: Keep Kids Safe on Snap Chat with Help from Union County Sheriff's Office 

August 19, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Parents and kids all over are using the app “Snap Chat,” but are you sure it’s safe? Did you know that there are features in the app that allow someone to follow you or your kids? It’s called “Snap Map” and it allows users friends to see their exact location. 

Snap Chat can be fun when used with caution, according to experts, ...

Family of Fallen Summit Police Officer Will Benefit from Somerset Patriots Golf Tournament

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – A portion of the proceeds raised by the Somerset Patriots during the team's 18th Annual Golf Classic at Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station on Monday, Sept.11th will be donated to the family of fallen Summit police Det. Matthew Tarentino.

Tarentino, a lifelong resident of Somerville, was killed in a three-car collision on Route 78 May 30 while driving to ...

Springfield Avenue Bridge Alert: Motorists Must Adhere Strictly to Detour Signs during Construction

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - An resident whose wife was involved in a car crash while trying to negotiate the detour associated the Springfield Avenue Bridge reconstruction asked council members to make the detour signs more easily understood.

The request, which came near the end of the Tuesday, Aug. 15 Council meeting, was met with understanding by council, administrative ...

Berkeley Heights Makes 100 Safest Cities In America for 2017 List for the First Time

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The township is listed as the 61st  safest city in America in a report generated by SafeWise.com, “your source for home security and safety advice,” according to its website.

The group issued its list of the 100 Safest Cities in America for 2017 on Monday, Aug. 14, and it may surprise many who look at the list the number of New Jersey communities ...

School Board, Police Department Negotiating to Place Retired Officer in Schools

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  A police officer may provide extra security in township schools this year.

Township board of education president Doug Reinstein told the public the board is nearing a shared service agreement with the township police department for installation of so-called “Class III Officers” as an extra measure of security in the public schools.

Police Chief John ...

Burglars Take Cigarettes, Cash from Country Farms Store

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Burglars who shattered the front glass door and entered Country Farms store without setting off the alarm, walked away with cash and cartons of cigarettes.

The break-in happened about 12:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7, according to Sunny Shah, the owner of the convenience store at 378 Springfield Ave. They stole about $1,500 in cash Shah said, “and between 85 and 90 ...

It’s a Girl! Widow of Fallen Summit Police Officer Gives Birth to Anastasia Catherine

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Victoria Tarentino, the widow of Summit police officer Matthew Tarentino, has given birth to a baby girl.

Anastasia Catherine was born to the Somerville couple at Overlook Medical Center Thursday, according to the Summit Police Department.

Detective Tarentino was killed in a three-car accident on Route 78 in the early morning hours of May 30. Tarentino, the ...

Berkeley Heights Police Shed Light on Statistics and Trends at Drug Awareness Program

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Police Department hosted a Drug Awareness program on Monday at the Town Hall as part of an ongoing series to educate the community of the growing opioid and heroin epidemic. 

Drug addiction has no boundaries and overdoses are on the rise in New Jersey. In 2016, drug overdoses topped 2,000 in New Jersey, said Berkeley Heights ...

Sparta Police Warn Car Thieves can Activate Key Fobs from a Distance, Offer Hints on How to Block Signal

SPARTA, NJ – For the second time in two weeks luxury cars have been stolen out of Sparta residents’ driveways.  On July 29 Sparta police were called to a home on the report of a stolen 2016 Mercedes Benz GLA 350.  The car had been last seen in the driveway at 8 p.m. the night before, police report.

Sparta Lt.John Lamon said the key fob had been left in the unlocked ...

Water Main Break Closes Mountain Avenue between Rutgers and Princeton Avenues

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Water main break on Mountain Avenue between Rutgers and Princeton closes Mountain Avenue west of Plainfield Avenue Intersection.

 

 

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Warren Police are Hiring

August 23, 2017

*** HIRING ANNOUNCEMENT***

Police Officer – Warren Township Police Department (Somerset County)
 
The Warren Township Police Department is currently beginning the process of hiring a probationary full time police officer.  Applicant requirements for the position include but are not limited to; United States citizenship, a High School diploma/equivalent, New Jersey residency, ...