WARREN, NJ - Based upon FBI statistics, Warren Township has been reported as having the second lowest violent crime rate in New Jersey, the Township Committee announced on Wednesday.

Mayor Carolann Garafola stated, "Given the challenging times in which we live, it is important for the residents and business owners to know that we have what I consider the best police force.  Our Warren Police Department and all of our emergency responders are always there to serve and protect. 

The Warren Township Police Department, consisting of 30 officers and led by Chief William Keane, provides proactive policing to ensure the safety of Warren and its residents.

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Chief Keane commented, "Once again, I am pleased to see our community is among the safest in New Jersey, specifically with respect to violent crimes.  I'm proud of my officers and their efforts to ensure the best environment for the residents of Warren. As always, I want to thank the Warren Township Committee for their ongoing support and understanding of what our department needs to continue to keep safety a top priority." 

Warren has received acknowledgement from a variety of safety organizations recognizing the township as a safe community.  It takes a team effort to keep a community safe.  Deputy Mayor and police liaison, Victor Sordillo, stated "It is up to every resident, as well as the business community, to assist the police department in providing information so that Warren remains a safe and desirable community."