MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Police Department is now live, on your computer and television screen.

The department, desiring to bring the community together, announced the launch of their new YouTube channel, Montville Township Police Department.

The first video, featuring Montville Township Public Schools resource officer Patrolman Scott McGowan, is already up on the site and ready to be viewed.

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“I miss seeing all of you in school,” McGowan said in the video. “I’m recording this video because I’ve missed seeing you. I’ve been working in my police car, though, and I’ve seen you playing outside in the street, riding your bikes with your family, going for walks with your family, and it’s really fun to see you guys because that’s what I miss most. As most of you know – that’s what I love most about working in the schools is interacting with the students from kindergarten through senior year. I’m glad you’re staying apart from others as you’re having fun.”

McGowan went on to introduce an acronym – CORONA – as a way of helping to deal with the pandemic:

C – connect with friends and family – “technology is a wonderful thing.”

O – outside – get outside as much as possible – “but don’t gather with friends or family.”

R – rest – have downtime.

O – be open-minded and grow in new ways, and stay positive.

N – “new adventures” like making a new friend or learning a new hobby. “Try something new that you’ve never tried before.”

A – attitude – “Be kind to each other – positive thoughts lead to positive actions.”

McGowan said the department will be posting videos every Wednesday that will vary from reading a book to showing the inside of a police car.

McGowan reminded viewers that all parks and playgrounds are closed in the township – including those at the schools.

 “I am excited to start this YouTube channel, so we can continue to connect with this great community,” Police Chief Andrew Caggiano said. “Our videos will not be documentaries, but another way for the public to get to know us. Our videos will entertain all ages. Since we can't interact with the community as we once could, we hope you will tune in.”

Caggiano invited residents to “Like” and share the videos and subscribe to the channel. A new video will be posted every Wednesday, he said.

Officer McGowan encourages families to reach out to him at smcgowan@montvillenj.org or 973-257-4115.

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