Saturday, March 29, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
The Bergenfield Police Department will be participating in a train derailment drill being conducted by the Bergenfield Fire Department. The drill will be held on Sunday, June 8, 2014, at 10am in the area of West Central Ave and West Church St. This is just an exercise, it is NOT an emergency. Be prepared to see emergency workers in the area. Please do not contact the police desk in regards to this drill to allow for actual emergencies to be handled.
For more information click here for the Fire Dept. website
Thursday, March 20, 2014
The Bergenfield Police Department is releasing this information to keep our residents informed of suspicious incidents that were reported to us as “lurings” and have parents and children concerned for their safety. We want our residents to know that every incident is thoroughly investigated and taken seriously. I refer to these incidents as “suspicious” because the majority reported do not have the elements of the offense of Luring (NJSA 2C:13-6).
See the link below for additional legal information.
- Parents are also urged to speak to their children about their safety whether they are in a vehicle or on foot.
- Teach your child, when s/he is outside, to always walk with at least one other person. Groups of more than two are better.
- When your child is outside the house, do not allow him or her to wear clothing or a backpack or other articles with his/her name visible on it. Children are more likely to trust someone who calls them by name.
- Teach your child to stay more than an adult arm’s length away from any car that is occupied by a person trying to talk to him/her, so that they cannot be reached by the person inside the car.
- Teach your child if someone encourages him or her to get into a car, to help find a lost pet, or to leave with them for any reason, s/he should yell “NO” as loudly as possible and run to the closest adult whom they know and trust. Yelling "No," also called the POWER NO, indicates your child has been prepared for the situation.
- Teach your child to run in the opposite direction from the one the car is facing. It is harder to drive in reverse than straight ahead.
- Teach your child their full name, address and if, there is one, the “best” phone number (including area code) to call in case of an emergency. If you make it into a song, younger children may be more likely to remember it. If no phone number is reliable, teach your child to call 911 for help.
- Teach your older child to pay attention to the color and make of the vehicle and/or its license information (state and number), the physical characteristics of the person(s), and where s/he was when approached. Suggest that this information be written down as soon as it can be done safely.
- Remind your child to call 911 to report any attempted luring.
- Make a daily note of the clothing your child is wearing just in case you need to provide that information later. Also keep a current school picture, or other recent photograph of your child available.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Friday, March 14, 2014
The Tri-Community Crime Stoppers works in cooperation with local law enforcement and is a vital part of police efforts to keep the community safe and solve crimes. The board includes participation from local businesses and volunteers in Bergenfield, Hackensack and Teaneck. The success of the program relies on donations from the community and the volunteer support of its members.
Members of the Tri-Community Crime Stoppers meet once a month. The group seeks to expand its membership as well as increase its financial support so that it may continue to issue rewards for tips.
To help support the Tri-Community Crime Stoppers, members of the community can mail a 100% tax deductible donation to the program. Donations will help the program continue to award informants for providing information that helps police make arrests in our communities.
Mail your donation to:
PO Box 5072
Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Have a tip for police regarding a crime? Call the appropriate tip line to share your information anonymously.
Bergenfield - 201-384-4222
Hackensack - 201-488-4222
Teaneck - 201-833-4222
Interested in being a member? Send a direct message to the group at the Tri-Community Crime Stoppers Facebook page with your contact information. The group can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/tricommunitycrimestoppers.