NEWS & ALERTS
"OPERATION REASSURANCE" AT ITS BEST
On October 23, 2015 at 10:15am Officers Anthony Loporto and Matthew Smedberg responded to a township home for a welfare check after the resident, a participant in the “Operation Reassurance” program, failed to call into the police department by 10:00am.
When the officers arrived at the home with key already in hand, they found the resident semi-conscious and in immediate need of medical care. The Chatham Emergency Squad transported the resident to Morristown Medical Center, where she remained for the next thirty one days. After a brief stay at a local rehabilitation center, she is now fully recovered.
Betsy Boles stopped by the police department on January 14th to thank Officers Anthony Loporto (Pictured), Matthew Smedberg, Chief Steven Hennelly and the “Operation Reassurance” program for helping to save her life.
LAFAYETTE AVE. SPEED LIMIT NOW 25 MPH
The speed limit on Lafayette Avenue from Southern Boulevard to Shunpike Road is now posted at 25 MPH.
We ask that you obey this and all traffic laws for the safety of everyone!!
New Police Officer Joins Department
Mayor Curt Ritter is seen above administering the oath of office to Nicholas Giordano as his proud family looks on. Nicholas is a 2014 graduate of the University of New Haven and a 2015 Graduate of the Bergen County Police Academy.
Welcome aboard Nicholas, we wish you a long, healthy and safe career!
Township Receives "Safe City" Recognition
Protect America, a national home security company, has ranked Chatham Township #4 in its annual program that lists the safest cities in America.
The research team at Protect America divides all US cities into categories based on population. Chatham Township fell into the “small town edition”, which covers cities with populations between 10,000 and 20,000 people. Burglary statistics that are provided by the FBI are then analyzed and it is then determined what cities have the lowest burglary rates.
Chatham Township Ranked Safest Community
"Kudos to Chatham Township for being the safest community in New Jersey! We were pleased to discover that Chatham’s police department recently earned Accreditation by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Accreditation Commission. Plus, a community-wide Neighborhood Watch Program just got off the ground here, which exemplifies community involvement in safety."
"An outstanding example of law enforcement and citizens working hand in hand to keep crime at bay, Chatham Township reported no incidents of violent crime and enjoys an overall crime rate that’s 85 percent lower than the national average. Chatham also ranked number 14 on the SafeWise 100 Safest Cities in America report."
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.00
Property Crimes per 1,000: 3.93
SAFEST CITIES IN NEW JERSEY LIST
The Chatham Township Police Department and Township Committee have launched a new community-wide Neighborhood Watch Program aimed at educating residents on how they can help prevent crime while implementing home and personal security strategies.
If you are interested in learning about the neighborhood watch program, or starting one in your neighborhood, please visit or Neighborhood Watch Page or contact Officer Michael Bloom at 973-377-0100 ex. 551 or by email MBloom@ctpd.net to learn more.
TOWNSHIP ORDINANCE PROHIBITS ON STREET PARKING DURING SNOW EMERGENCY
7-9 TEMPORARY PARKING PROHIBITION FOR SNOW PLOWING AND REMOVAL.
a. Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the streets or highways, an emergency shall exist and no vehicle shall be parked on the streets or highways or portions thereof indicated.
The above parking prohibitions shall remain in effect after the snow has ceased until the streets have been plowed sufficiently and to the extent that parking will not interfere with the normal flow of traffic.
b. An unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation shall be deemed a nuisance and a menace to the safe and proper regulation of traffic and any Police Officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner shall pay the reasonable costs of the removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.
FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR DPW WORKERS, POLICE, FIRE AND EMS PERSONNEL, WE ASK THAT YOU PLEASE COMPLY WITH THIS ORDINANCE.
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