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Passaic County K-9 Team Takes Five Trophies in US Police Dog Regional Trials

June 11, 2018

The Passaic County Sheriff's Department K-9 Unit competed in the United States Police Dog Regional Trials, which was held in Warwick, N.Y. last weekend. 

The event was a regional police dog trial that tested All patrol exercises such as obedience, agility, evidence searching, and criminal apprehension. This trial consisted of K-9 teams from all around the New ...

First Female Police Chief Appointed In Woodland Park

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Before a standing room only crowd full of family members, friends, colleagues and dignitaries, Mayor Kazmark and the Borough Council promoted Woodland Park Police Department Officer in Charge Eileen Tiernan to Acting Chief of Police at lthe May 30 Council meeting.

"Tonight is the start of a new journey, a new beginning," Mayor Kazmark said. "Eileen has the ...

Families Behind the Badge Tournament Raises Over $10K

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - While rain may have postponed the fourth annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament by a day, the event this year was a great success. The tournament, held on May 20, pits teams of North Jersey police officers against each other, honors officers that have given their life in the line of duty and their families, and raises funds to assist those surviving families ...

Passaic Valley Hose Co. 2 Plans Fundraisers To Help Build Addition To Store Equipment

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Passaic Valley Hose Co. 2 is planning two fundraisers, its annual "shake-a-boot" collection and a pig roast. Funds raised will help the company build a much needed addition to house rescue equipment.

The "shake-a-boot" event will be held during the weekend of May 31 to June 3, with rain dates set for the weekend of June 7 to 10. Company members ...

Who Let the Dogs Out? Passaic County K-9 Unit Wows Children and Seniors

TOTOWA, NJ- With schoolchildren, senior citizens, and law enforcement all in one room any politician would have been thrilled to take part in Thursday’s cross generational event in Totowa that featured a reading of children’s book “Roscoe the K-9 Cop,” authored by Kristen Sondej, and several members of the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 ...

Totowa Man Arrested For Fatal Overnight Stabbing Outside QuickChek

TOTOWA, NJ - One man is dead following a stabbing at the QuickChek, 79 Union Boulevard in Totowa, early on May 20.

Damien Edwards, 33, of Totowa, was arrested in relation to the homicide, according to Camelia Valdes, Passaic County prosecutor, and Robert Coyle, Totowa Police chief.

Edwards has been charged with first degree murder; possession of a weapon for an ...

Police Identify Body Discovered in Vacant Home in Totowa

TOTOWA, NJ - Police have identified the body that was found on May 15 inside a home at 340 Totowa Rd.

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Totowa Police Chief Robert Coyle said in a press release that the Northern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office in Newark identified the body as Luis Rodrigues, a 22-year-old man from Paterson.

Police ...

Fourth Annual Familes Behind the Badge Softball Tournament Postponed

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The fourth annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament will be postponed due to forecasted rain. Originally scheduled to be held Saturday, May 19, it will now be held on Sunday, May 20 at the Memorial Field complex behind Beatrice Gilmore and Memorial Schools off McBride Avenue. Admission is $5.

Team check in is at 9 a.m.; opening ceremonies begin at 9:30 and first ...

Woodland Park Police Promote Sgt. Mike Brady To Lieutenant

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - On May 9, Woodland Park Police Department Sgt. Mike Brady was promoted to lieutenant before the Borough Council, family and friends, and nearly all his fellow members on the force.

"Over the last year it became evident there was a need to change the table or organization within the police department," Kazmark said. "We are very pleased to promote Mike from ...

Body Discovered in Vacant Multi-Family Home in Totowa

TOTOWA, NJ - The body of an unidentified woman was found inside a home at 340 Totowa Rd., according to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and Totowa Police Chief Robert Coyle.

On May 15 around 1:20 p.m. Totowa Police were called to 340 Totowa Rd. by a concerned resident who reported a strange odor coming from the dwelling, which is a vacant multi-family home. Officers ...

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