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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, ...

Vehicles Broken Into at Union Train Station Friday Morning

UNION, NJ – Union police are continuing their investigation into vehicle break-ins Friday morning.

According to police, ten cars were broken into while parked at the Union Train Station.  A witness at the train station alerted police.  A suspect was arrested fleeing the scene on Morris Avenue. 

Police said entry into the vehicles was accomplished by breaking the car ...

Union Police Preparing for Impaired Driving Enforcement Crackdown

UNION, NJ – Union police and other police agencies from around New Jersey are gearing up for state’s largest annual drunk driving crackdown.

The 2017 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Statewide Labor Day Crackdown begins August 18 and concludes September 4.  During the campaign, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and ...

Union Police Respond to Overturned Car on Rt. 22

UNION, NJ – Union police responded to an overturned car on Route 22 near the Union Plaza Diner Tuesday morning

According to police, at about 8:45 Tuesday morning, a Union policeman observed a 2005 Nissan drive off the road at 2466 Route 22 and overturn. The female driver was trapped in the vehicle and was extricated by Union firefighters.  The driver of the car was transported ...

Union Police and Residents Featured in Upcoming Public Safety Commercial

UNION, NJ – Members of Union’s police department and local residents got together recently to participate in a traffic safety commercial, reviewing the issues of speeding and distracted driving.

“Our officers feel that speeding and distracted driving are major problems in our community,” said Union Sgt. Michael Boll.  “We hope to shed some light on these ...

A Great 'Night Out' Sponsored by Union Police

UNION, NJ - National Night Out drew hundreds of residents to police headquarters Tuesday evening for music, games, food and the ever-popular Dunk-a-Cop.

Hosted by the Township of Union Police, with members of the Fire Department and Rescue Squad, National Night Out seeks to promote positive relations between the community and police agencies.

"This is another great night for township ...

Free Ident-A-Kid I.D. Cards Available on Aug. 1

Union, NJ – Union police will once again be providing free Ident-A-Kid I.D. cards on Aug. 1, sponsored by Investors Bank.

In conjunction with National Night Out, Ident-A-Kid I.D. cards are given to parents for safekeeping.  According to police, the program emerged to assist parents who were frightened by headlines of missing and abducted children.  In addition to providing ...

Newest Member of Union's Police Force Sworn In

UNION, NJ – The newest member of Union’s police force was sworn in at Tuesday’s Township Committee meeting.

According to Mayor Suzette Cavadas, Officer Owen M. Curry began his career in law enforcement as a police officer with the Clifton Police Department in 2014.  Most recently, he had been a police officer with the Bernards Police Department in Somerset County where ...

6 Maplewood Police Officers Disciplined for July 5, 2016 Incidents

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - At least six Maplewood police officers have been disciplined for improper actions on July 5, 2016 -- including one officer who was suspended for 20 days, according to police officials who said the officers violated department procedures regarding use of force in several incidents with local residents.

Capt. Dawn Williams issued a statement Friday afternoon that said, in ...

Union Firefighters Respond to Wires Down on Tractor Trailer

UNION, NJ – The driver of a full-size tractor trailer semi-truck, while attempting to turn around through a mini-mall parking lot, was trapped inside after his truck caught the electric wires above, causing wires to fall onto the truck.

According to Union Fire Chief Michael Scanio, firefighters responded to the corner of Burnet and Laurel Avenues at 1:00 p.m. Thursday to discover ...

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