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Bergen Rapid Deployment Team Worked the Malls This Past Weekend

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Paramus NJ, if you noticed a large police presence in the malls over the weekend according to the  Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office this past weekend, RDT was on duty. Rapid Deployment Team will be at area malls sporadically to enhance security throughout the holiday season.

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Community Policing efforts by Ridgewood Police

Ridgewood PD Community Policing Activity

photo by Boyd Loving

September 18,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police Captain of Patrol Division William Amoruso sat down to chat with one of the Village’s younger citizens on Sunday morning,
09/17 at the Daily Treat Restaurant.

Captain of Patrol Division William Amoruso  engaged in a little community policing over coffee.

Community policing creates partnerships between law enforcement agency and other organizations like government agencies, community members, nonprofit service providers, private businesses, and the media. The media represent a powerful pattern by which the police can communicate with the community. Community policing recognizes that police cannot solve every public safety problem alone, so interactive partnerships are created. The policing uses the public for developing problem-solving solutions.

The contemporary community policing movement emphasizes changing the role of law enforcement from a static, reactive, incident-driven bureaucracy to a more dynamic, open, quality-oriented partnership with the community. Community policing philosophy emphasizes that police officers work closely with local citizens and community agencies in designing and implementing a variety of crime prevention strategies and problem-solving measures.

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Ridgewood Police Rescue Stranded Turtle

Ridgewood Police Rescue Stranded Turtle

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

August 21,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police Patrol Officer Brandon Donnelly was assigned to protect a seemingly stranded turtle at the Bergen County Wild Duck Pond Park on Sunday afternoon, 08/20. While waiting for the arrival of a representative from the Bergen County Animal Shelter in Teterboro, Officer Donnelly engaged in Community Policing activity by passing out “police officer badge” stickers to several young citizens who had walked over to see the large turtle. The reptile was safely relocated to a more suitable habitat by an animal control officer approximately 90 minutes after Donnelly was dispatched to the scene.

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Ridgewood Police Participate in Community Policing /Homeland Security Public – Private Partnership initiative

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06/01/15

Ridgewood NJ , As part of our Community Policing /Homeland Security Public – Private Partnership initiative, the Ridgewood Police Department in conjunction with NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness hosted a Security Awareness program on Wednesday 5/27/15.

The program, Security Awareness and Vigilance for Everyone (S.A.V.E.) brought together approximately 55 law enforcement, public safety and security personnel from the region. The training is designed to enhance the capabilities of security and public safety personnel responsible for protecting specific areas of infrastructure by providing behavior assessment screening training.

It is a goal of our department to develop and enhance community security & safety through the integration of these public/private partnerships and joint trainings into our overall community policing and homeland security activities.