Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Bergen County Youth Academy


APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR

2018 BERGEN COUNTY YOUTH POLICE ACADEMY

 

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and Bergen County Sheriff’s Office are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Bergen County Youth Police Academy – Class #14.

The Academy is a two-week full-day program that is offered free of charge to Bergen County high school students who are entering the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades. The camp is funded through the use of monies forfeited from criminal enterprises and is staffed by members of the Sheriff’s Office and Prosecutor’s Office. This year’s Academy will run from July 9 through July 20, 2018.

“Designed by law enforcement professionals, the Academy provides high school students with a real understanding of what police academy cadets experience,” stated Acting Prosecutor Dennis Calo. “This unique opportunity for young people focuses on self-respect, respect of others, teamwork, and commitment to one’s goals.”
 

Sheriff Michael Saudino added, “In keeping with the Academy’s motto of ‘Honor, Respect, and Commitment,’ I am proud to host this important program again for the youth of Bergen County.”

The objective of the Academy is to educate young people about public service, including emergency services, law enforcement, and government agencies. The curriculum involves hands-on, interactive educational activities as well as daily physical training. Cadets learn the importance of teamwork, endurance, and setting and achieving goals, with direct guidance from law enforcement officers.
The Youth Police Academy is headquartered at the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, and the cadets spend several days at the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute in Mahwah. Application forms, which are available at local high schools, police departments, or online at www.BCPO.net (at Resources tab), must be submitted by May 1, 2018. Space is limited. Any questions can be directed to outreach@bcpo.net.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Press Release- Burglary spree arrest


Between July 2017 and September 2017, the Bergenfield Police experienced a string of commercial burglaries, which occurred mainly during the overnight to early morning hours. Twenty-four burglaries were reported between 7-14-17 and 9-27-17. The actor, who was committing the burglaries, appeared to be targeting businesses which had cash at the locations. Video surveillance was obtained from some of the burglaries, which showed the actor wearing a mask, gloves, and most distinctively, a backpack, linking the actor to several of the burglaries.
 

On 9-27-17, the same actor committed a burglary to Burger King, located at 250 S. Washington Avenue. After this incident, officers and detectives gave chase of the suspect, but was able to avoid apprehension.

After an 8-month investigation, information was developed that the actor, identified as Aaron Sukhdeo, a 27-year-old male from Bergenfield, was responsible for the Burglaries. On 3-26-18, members of the Bergenfield Police Detective Bureau under the supervision of Det. Sgt. William Duran, arrested Aaron Sukhdeo after being released from the Bergen County jail on a separate charge and charged him on a warrant for nineteen (19) counts of Burglary, twenty-four (24) counts of Criminal attempt to commit Burglary, numerous counts of Possession of Burglary Tools and Theft, one count of Obstruction of Justice, and Resisting Arrest. Mr. Sukhdeo was lodged back in the Bergen County Jail, pending a detention hearing.

The Bergenfield Police Department would like to thank the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department’s Crime Scene Unit and K9 Unit as well as the Dumont Police Department for their assistance with this investigation.

Youth Academy Update

The Police youth academy is extending applications to NEW CADETS ONLY who have never participated in the program AND who are entering the 8th grade as of September 2018. This means that ONLY seventh graders as of this date will be eligible to pick up an application. This is an effort to give kids the opportunity to experience this program as they will be ineligible next year.
Please keep in mind that this is not a guarantee of acceptance. We are still in the process of reviewing applications and resources.

Applications may be picked up at the main desk anytime starting today until Thursday, 3/29 @ 6:00 pm. However, they are due back by Friday, 3/30 @ 09:00 am, the latest. Applications may be returned anytime before the deadline but will not be accepted after the deadline. Thank you to everyone who has made this program a huge success.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Active Shooter Training


There will be another active shooter training drill at 49 S. Summit St. (Washington School) starting tonight at 7 pm and conducted throughout the night. The Police department will be utilizing all resources as if this was an actual incident. Police, Fire, EMS and many others may be called onto the scene. Police radios will be used to reach out to other first responders while stating, “This is a drill” prior to calling out for them. Once again, this is only a drill.

 

BPD would like to thank our fellow first responders, Bergenfield FD and Bergenfield Ambulance for assisting us in this training and the Board of Education for giving us the opportunity to utilize the school in training for an active shooter. This drill will allow us to better prepare and streamline resources should an incident ever occur. We can hope for the best, but must prepare for the worst. We ask for non-essential personnel to please refrain from responding to the area and to refrain from contacting the police desk in regards to this drill.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Active Shooter Drill @ Washington School


There will be an active shooter training drill at 49 S. Summit St. (Washington School) starting tonight at 7 pm and conducted throughout the night. The Police department will be utilizing all resources as if this was an actual incident. Police, Fire, EMS and many others may be called onto the scene. Police radios will be used to reach out to other first responders while stating, “This is a drill” prior to calling out for them. Once again, this is only a drill.

BPD would like to thank our fellow first responders, Bergenfield FD and Bergenfield Ambulance for assisting us in this training and the Board of Education for giving us the opportunity to utilize the school in training for an active shooter. This drill will allow us to better prepare and streamline resources should an incident ever occur. We can hope for the best, but must prepare for the worst. We ask for non-essential personnel to please refrain from responding to the area and to refrain from contacting the police desk in regards to this drill.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Press Release - Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer


On 1-18-18, At approximately 4:08 am, Bergenfield Police Officer James Acito was on patrol and entered 7-11, located at 53 N. Washington Avenue. Upon entering the establishment, he was advised by the employees that a male who was walking in and out of the business was causing a disturbance. Upon P.O. Acito making contact with the male, who was identified as Darian Perry, a 23 year old male from Bergenfield, Mr. Perry threatened P.O. Acito and threatened other individuals inside of the establishment. While P.O. Acito was attempting to place Mr. Perry under arrest, a struggle ensued and Mr. Perry resisted and struck P.O. Acito in the face, causing a laceration to the officer’s lip and a hand injury.

Mr. Perry was charged on a complaint warrant for Terroristic Threats, Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct, Possession of CDS, and Resisting Arrest and was lodged in the Bergen County Jail pending a detention hearing.