Potential Caldwell-West Caldwell Police Merger Raises Concern Among Residents

March 22, 2018

CALDWELL, NJ — After hearing many concerns from Caldwell residents regarding the possibility of merging the Caldwell and West Caldwell Police Departments, the Caldwell mayor and council clarified on Tuesday that the two municipalities are only in the research phase, that no lay-offs would occur in either department and that the ultimate goal is to create a more robust department for the ...

United States Post Office Mailboxes Burglarized in West Essex Towns

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Local police departments are actively investigating burglaries and thefts involving United States Post Office mailboxes in Fairfield, Caldwell, West Caldwell, Livingston, Pine Brook and Orange.

According to the Fairfield Police Department, the Fairfield incident occurred sometime between March 15 at 5 p.m. and March 16 at 5 p.m. In this most recent incident, two mailboxes ...

Juveniles Charged with Obstruction after Fleeing from Police

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Two Paterson juveniles were charged with obstructing the administration of law on Saturday after they threatened a security guard at the La Quinta Inns & Suites hotel in Fairfield and eluded the responding officers, according to police.

According to Fairfield police, a security officer at the hotel was making her rounds at approximately 12:41 a.m. when she came ...

Fairfield Police and Fire Departments Respond to Car and Garage Fire

FAIRFIELD, NJ — In the midst of Friday’s storm, members of the Fairfield police and fire departments responded to a fire that had spread to two vehicles and a garage by the time officers arrived. The exact cause has yet to be determined.

Fairfield officers responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a car fire at a Jorgenson Lane at approximately 3:52 a.m., and upon arrival discovered ...

Newark Man Arrested After Eluding Officers and Ramming Police Car in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, NJ — A 42-year-old Newark man was arrested on Tuesday night for aggravated assault upon a police officer with a deadly weapon, eluding police and resisting arrest, according to the Fairfield Police Department

At approximately 7:56 p.m., the Fairfield police received a radio communication from the Wayne Police Department indicating that they were attempting to apprehend an ...

18-Year-Old Man Arrested for Threats Made to James Caldwell High School

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — An 18-year-old West Caldwell resident was arrested and charged with a second-degree crime of creating a false public alarm on Saturday after the West Caldwell Police Department’s (WCPD) investigation revealed that Michael Schmitt sent a threatening message to James Caldwell High School students via a social media website, according to Chief of Police Gerard ...

James Caldwell High School Locks Down Following Threatening Message

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Police confirmed that James Caldwell High School was under lockdown on Saturday afternoon during an all-day “Music Marathon” event after concern was raised about a threatening post. The West Caldwell Police Department is currently handling the investigation.

"West Caldwell Police was notified of a potential threat at the high school," said ...

Local Businessmen and Fairfield Police Chief Take White House West Wing Tour

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield Police Chief Anthony Manna recently accompanied Keith Frankel, chief executive officer of Vitaquest International of West Caldwell, and John Seragusa, the company’s director of security, to the White House in Washington D.C. for an exclusive tour of the West Wing.

The group was able to get an up-close look at many locations including the Oval Office, ...

Caldwell Mayor and Police Department to Host Coffee With a Cop

CALDWELL, NJ — Caldwell Mayor Ann Dassing and members of the Caldwell Police Department invite the public to attend Coffee With a Cop at Rock “N” Joe Coffee Bar, located at 339 Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The Coffee with a Cop initiative brings local police officers and members of the community together in a low-stress ...

Fairfield Sergeant Receives Traffic Education and Enforcement Award

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Sgt. Christopher Niemiec of the Fairfield Police Department was recently presented with the "Timothy Larney Memorial Traffic Safety Education and Enforcement Award" during a luncheon in Livingston, hosted by the Essex County Traffic Officers Association.

Essex County Police Academy Community Traffic Safety Coordinator Arnold Anderson presented Niemiec with ...

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