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Warren Township Number One Safest City in New Jersey, Report Says

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Report Names Warren Township Number One Safest City in New Jersey Credits: B. Nemcek
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WARREN, NJ - Warren is number one.

Warren Township has been named as the safest city in New Jersey in the annual "Safest Cities in New Jersey" report for 2016 released by BackgroundChecks.org this week.

Jason Quimby, the Outreach Director for BackgroundChecks.org, wrote, "I am pleased to inform you that your city, Warren, has been named one of the safest in all of of New Jersey. This is a true achievement, which is a result of city government, police, and residents working together to ensure that Warren is safe."

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"It's a true testament to great policing, strong leadership, and community involvement", said Jessica Pierce, a BackgroundChecks.org public safety analyst. "In a world full of bad news, it's great to have something positive for residents, and it's something to be proud of."

To compile the report, BackgroundChecks.org combined data from recent FBI Crime Reports, natural language analysis, social media sentiment analysis and their own research to create a ranking of the 50 Safest Cities in New Jersey, according to the release. 

The site says, " Located in Somerset County, Warren is a township that is home to 15,300 residents.  The township contains several unincorporated communities, is the site of the U.S. headquarters of Chubb Insurance, and has been named by CNNMoney on its list of Best Places to Live.  Warren is the safest place to live in New Jersey, with a violent crime rate of 6.5 and the chance of being affected by property crime here just .08%."

Township Committeeman Mick Marion said, "I've always said we have the best Police in the Nation and ironically was just saying the same to the Chief this morning at quick breakfast.  I also need to give Committeeman Sordillo a ton of credit for his leadership as Liaison to our Police Department as he's been creative and forward thinking which is vital to the safety of our community in Warren.  I'm extremely proud of both these professionals."

The complete research and release is available here:

http://backgroundchecks.org/50-safest-cities-in-new-jersey-2016.html

And Warren is taking steps to remain state of the art in safety. 

The Township Committee introduced an ordinance at the last meeting to appropriate $135,000 in capital funds to upgrade the police department’s 911 system, including a "text to 911” feature.

Township Committeeman Victor Sordillo said “When I say ‘state of the art’, the FCC has required the communications companies allow text to 911 by 2017, we will be one of the first departments to offer that.”

“It’s a generational issue,” Sordillo continued. “I think we need to be a state of the art. It’s part of our protection. We were rated one of the safest communities in the state, and we want to remain that.”

In addition to being safe, Warren is also green.Phase Two of Warren's East County Park is set to begin including a dog park and trail extensions.

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/warren/articles/phase-two-of-warrens-east-county-park-set-to-beg

 

About BackgroundChecks.org

BackgroundChecks.org is a public safety focused organization committed to increasing public safety, community involvement, transparent government, and education. For useful information for New Jersey residents, you can check out their New Jersey Public Records page.

 

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