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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.
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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
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.
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