WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Police Chief Eileen Tiernan and Capt. John Uzzalino presented the Woodland Park Police Department's annual report to Mayor Keith Kazmark and the Borough Council at the Feb. 19 meeting. The following statistics were presented:

CALLS (TO 911 AND THE NON-EMERGENCY NUMBER)

2018 – 19, 098
2019 – 24, 845 (up 5,647)

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AMBULANCE CALLS

2018 – 1,347
2019 – 1,451 (up 104)

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS

2018 – 348
2019 – 392 (up 44)

TOWED VEHICLES

2018 – 356
2019 – 401 (up 50)

MOTOR VEHICLE SUMMONS

2018 – 4,068
2019 – 4,913 (up 845)

ARRESTS

2018 – 139
2019 – 116 (down 23)

Chief Tiernan reported that regarding overtime, in 2019, $14,652 less was paid out than the previous year ($133,062 down to $118,187), which Mayor Kazmark called a tremendous achievement. In addition, the Department was able to purchase a new license plate reader with forfeiture funds, which cost $17,000.

Over 2019, the Department had a number of highlights. It hired four new officers, promoted three officers, added two additional school security officers, and had two officers trained in LEAD (Law Enforcement Against Drugs), who will work in our schools.