Body Camera, Demographic Collection Initiatives Part of Summit P.D. Efforts to Further Enhance Accuracy, Accountability and Transparency

January 19, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Two new Summit Police Department (SPD) initiatives, the addition of body worn cameras (BWC) by patrol officers and the collection of demographic information during motor vehicle traffic stops, will begin in early 2018 as part of what the Department says is a continuing effort to better serve the community and to increase transparency into police interactions.

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Vehicle Theft in Summit Results in Guns Drawn on Summit P.D. Detectives in Irvington

SUMMIT, NJ - An overnight vehicle theft in the Hilltop City has led to Summit Police Department detectives having guns drawn on them at a tow-recovery yard in Irvington. The detectives were at the facility to process and recover the vehicle after it had been brought there from another address, also in Irvington. While there. two unidentified suspects, in possession of the vehicle's ...

Pedestrian Struck by Van While in Broad Street Crosswalk; Victim Resides in Summit's Gallo Senior Housing Building

SUMMIT, NJ - A pedestrian was struck while crossing Broad Street -- at the intersection of Broad and Chestnut Streets -- resulting in the victim being transported by Summit EMS to Morristown Medical Center.

Eileen Cunningham, 65 years of age and a resident of the Summit senior housing complex, was in the marked crosswalk at approximately 7:06 p.m. January 11 when she ...

Summit F.D. Quickly Extinguishes Prospect Hill Ave. Residential Kitchen Fire

SUMMIT, NJ - In less than 30 minutes, the City of Summit Fire Department snuffed out a kitchen-related fire in Summit home located at 50 Prospect Hill Avenue.

Firefighters responded to a report of fire at 12:40 a.m. January 8 and, upon their arrival, crews found flames in the kitchen of the structure. They were able to effectively knock down the fire and contain it to the room ...

Early-Morning Heroism 'Saved Many Lives' During Summit Apartment Blaze; Aftermath of Fire Reveals Extent of Damage to Structure

SUMMIT, NJ - As fire tore through the upper floors of 125 Summit Avenue on New Year's Eve morning, Summit Fire Department, Police Department, Volunteer First Aid Squad and surrounding communities' first responders sprung into action, battling not only the blaze but brutally cold early-morning temperatures to extinguish the fire and perform multiple window-involved ...

Major Five-Alarm Early-Morning Summit Ave. Apartment Fire Displaces Multiple Families, Sends Two Individuals to Hospital

SUMMIT, NJ - A major residential structure fire at 125 Summit Avenue has caused significant damage to the apartment building, displaced approximately a dozen families, and sent two individuals to Overlook Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. There are no reported injuries to first responders.

The Summit Fire Department received the Alarm Call today at 5:13 a.m.

Summit P.D. Arrest Webster Ave. Burglary Suspect Minutes After Alleged Crime

SUMMIT, NJ - A 27-year-old Newark man has been arrested by the Summit Police Department on suspicion of committing a burglary and theft from a Webster Avenue residence today.

The suspect, Anthony Harper, was apprehended after being stopped by the Summit Police near 587 Springfield Avenue at approximately 10:55 a.m. Ten minutes prior, at approximately 10:45 a.m., police received a 9-1-1 ...

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