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Ridgewood Police Department: Warrant Call Making the Rounds is a Scam

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police Department has received multiple reports of suspicious phone calls received by residents from 201-652-3900 (our non-emergency line). The caller claims to be a member of our department. They claim the call recipient has an arrest warrant and demand payment. THIS IS A SCAM. Hang up and do not give any personal information. The Ridgewood Police Department NEVER calls to demand money over the phone for outstanding tickets or warrants.

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Ridgewood Crew Hosts Successful Annual Row-a-Thon Event

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Crew Team hosted its annual Row-a-Thon this past Saturday, witnessing an exhilarating race between local police and firefighters, showcasing community spirit and athletic prowess.

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VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FLOODPLAIN RESOURCES

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Ridgewood NJ, ‍from Jeremy P. Kleiman OEM Coordinator and Keith Kazmark Village Manager ,”in light of recent storm events that caused flooding to areas of the Village near the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook and Saddle River, we want to again share critical sources of information which provide awareness to the extent of potential flooding.  In addition to monitoring local weather reports for current weather conditions, we encourage all residents to sign up for the Village’s Emergency Alert Notifications through Ridgewood’s Everbridge account.  The link can be found on the Village website by clicking on the red banner at the top of the homepage.  In addition, you may access the registration page at the links below:

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Ridgewood Police Department is Seeing an Increase in Motor Vehicle and Catalytic Converter Thefts

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police Department is once again seeing an increase in motor vehicle thefts and catalytic converter thefts. The vehicles are parked overnight on the street, so we remind everyone that overnight parking between 0200 and 0600 hours is not permitted in the Village without special permission. These thefts can be prevented by taking your keys with you and securing your vehicle. Please make it a routine to lock all your doors to your vehicles and your homes. Also do not leave the vehicle running unattended with the keys inside.

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The Chief Michael Feeney Junior Police Academy Now Open to 5th Graders

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police Department has now opened  The Chief Michael Feeney Junior Police Academy to 5th Graders .

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The Ridgewood Police Warn of a Significant Uptick in reports of Fraud Schemes

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police Department has seen a significant uptick in reports of fraud involving identify theft and scam schemes (phone, email, and in-person). We recommend that all our residents stay vigilant by monitoring their credit activity and to use extreme caution when dealing with parties attempting to receive a payment for any purpose. Before sending any payment, it is recommended to confirm with the company or agency directly if there is in fact a balance due.

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The Chief Michael Feeney Junior Police Academy in Ridgewood will be celebrating it’s 10th (!) year in June

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police Department announces ,The Chief Michael Feeney Junior Police Academy will be celebrating it’s 10th (!) year in June. This year’s program will be held from June 26-30th and is open to Ridgewood students that will be entering 6th and 7th grade in the fall. Registration opens on April 15th on Community Pass.

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The Ridgewood Police Department  announces , “We got him again!” Some thieves never learn their lesson

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police Department  announces , “We got him again!” Some thieves never learn their lesson. Ridgewood PBA Local 20 members brought the grinch through town on Saturday, December 10th stopping at the following elementary schools :

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Chief Michael Feeney Junior Police Academy June 27th to July 1st

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police Department and Ridgewood PBA are excited to announce the 9th class of the Chief Michael Feeney Junior Police Academy!
We will be having a mock style police academy learning about all aspects of public safety in the Village that keeps our community safe while building relationships, promoting leadership, and having fun! Previous years have included a military helicopter landing, trips to the Bergen County Jail and Police Academy, and mock crime scene investigations.

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Quick Action by Ridgewood Police Officers and Bystanders Save a Life

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Ridgewood NJ, when a person suffers cardiac arrest, every minute that passes can make a huge difference. Fortunately for a Village resident in his 40s, Ridgewood Police Officers Miguel Torres and Jeff Casson were nearby the YMCA on Monday night.

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Ridgewood Police Department Adds a New Officer and Promotes a Second

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police Department is proud to announce that Officer Vincenzo Vaccarella was officially sworn in by Mayor Susan Knudsen at February 9th’s council meeting. Vincenzo completed his training at the Bergen County Police Academy in December. Vincenzo is the son of Officer Rosario Vaccarella, grandson of retired Captain Keith Killion, and nephew of Detective Keith Killion Jr. The department is proud to have him carry on the family tradition of service to the Village. Vincenzo’s mother Kim held the Bible as his family looked on.

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The Vast Majority of the Stolen Vehicles in Ridgewood are stolen because the keys (or key fob) were Left Inside the Vehicle

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Ridgewood NJ , according to the Ridgewood Police ,the Department has found that a vast majority of the stolen vehicles in our community have been stolen because the keys (or key fob) were left inside the vehicle at the time of the theft, and the vehicles have been left unlocked. The Ridgewood Police Department strongly encourages our community to lock your vehicles at night, to never leave your keys (or key fob) in an unattended vehicle, and to avoid leaving valuables in your vehicle at night.

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Ridgewood Police Implement Body Cameras

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police Department is excited to announce that we have joined the growing ranks of law enforcement agencies who are implementing body worn cameras (BWC). The cameras will be used in accordance with the guidelines established by the New Jersey Attorney General and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office directive. Our officers will be using the Axon Body 3 camera, which is a small lightweight device, but with a wide field of view. The BWC will be mounted on an officer’s shirt, vest, or outmost garment and will point away from the officer in order to capture whatever is in the camera’s view. Citizen who interact with police officers could be recorded on the body cameras. Our hope is that by employing this technology, we will continue to build a positive relationship will all of our residents and those visiting and working in the Village.

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The Ridgewood Police Department has been Experiencing Unprecedented difficulty in Hiring Crossing Guards for this School year

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police Department has been experiencing unprecedented difficulty in hiring crossing guards for this school year, similar to the problem all other businesses are currently facing. Due to this shortage, we have needed to reallocate staffing in order to prioritize posts to those where the students have the most interaction with vehicles, such as on heavily traveled roadways. We are continuing to work diligently on hiring more crossing guards and hope to rectify this situation as soon as possible with the goal of returning to normal operations within a few weeks. As always, the Ridgewood Police Department’s primary concern is the safety of all of our residents and visitors, especially our children. If you are interested and available to become one of our crossing guards, please contact The Crossing Guard Company at 610-504-8764 or visit https://acmssafety.com/careers/ for more information.

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