The City of Linden Police Department has been focused on improving pedestrian safety for the past several years. As we continue to install Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacons (RRFB) at locations throughout the City, please watch this instructional video, which explains how these devices work.
The Linden Police Department Youth Police Academy is available to Linden students graduating 6th, 7th and 8th grades. As part of the Academy, you’ll learn about the Linden Police Department and other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, you’ll receive basic training in police procedures/operations, criminal investigations, drill and ceremony and first aid! You will also benefit from K‐9, SWAT, Bomb Squad and other demonstrations! And most of all, you’ll have a lot of fun! For more information, download, fill out and submit your application.
Space is limited! Applications must be dropped off in person to the front desk of the Linden Police Department.
Linden Police Chief David Hart joined Linden Police Benevolent Association Local #42 President Joseph Appello and Linden Police Superior Officers Association President Airan Fernandez to announce that the Department raised $5,000 in its annual “No Shave November” event. This year, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation was selected as the beneficiary.
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to honoring and supporting our nation’s military and first responders and their families. Tunnel to Towers provides mortgage-free smart homes to our nation’s catastrophically injured veterans and first responders, and mortgage payoffs to Gold Star and fallen first responder families with young children.
In 2021, the Foundation provided these heroes and their families with over 200 mortgage-free homes. The organization’s Chairman and CEO, Frank Siller, is an uncompensated volunteer, and an incredible 95% of monies raised goes directly to programs and services that support of our First Responders and Military.
“Tunnel to Towers is such an incredible organization, and I am incredibly proud to be able to join Presidents Appello and Fernandez in making this donation,” said Police Chief David Hart. “I would like to personally thank Frank, and all of the Tunnel to Towers staff and volunteers, for their incredible efforts in support our first responders and military over the past twenty plus years.”
Last week, Chief Hart joined Mayor Derek Armstead, and Presidents Appello and Fernandez at the Tunnel to Towers Offices in Staten Island, NY where they met with Frank and presented him with the donation.
“We want to thank everyone who put away their razors in order to raise money through No Shave November. The money raised by Linden Police will be used to support their fellow first responders in need,” said Siller.
The Linden Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey’s UDrive. UText. UPay. Enforcement Campaign.
Beginning April 1 and running through the end of the month, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text messages while driving.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2019 alone, 3,142 people were killed in distracted driving crashes on our nation’s roads and an estimated 400,000 people were injured. Driver inattention has remained the most frequently cited cause of fatal and incapacitating crashes in NJ, over seven times higher than the total crashes cited for unsafe speed over the five-year period 2015-2019. Driver inattention was a contributing circumstance in nearly 49 percent of NJ crashes in 2019.
Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system — anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving. Texting is the most alarming distraction. Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for five seconds. At 55 mph, that’s like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed.
New Jersey is one of eight states nationally to receive dedicated federal funds this year to tackle the issue of driver distraction. This federal funding will be used for police overtime enforcement grants at the local level as well as a statewide multimedia public awareness campaign on this Important issue.
The Linden Police Department will be hosting an informational meeting at the Linden Public Library on February 16th @ 5:30pm.
Officers will be on hand to answer any questions a potential applicant might have about eligibility, background investigations, physical requirements, and training. For anyone interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement, our goal is to make sure you know exactly what to expect throughout the process. Register for the event by clicking here!
The application deadline for NJ Civil Service Commission Police Entrance Exam is February 28th.
Several inches of snow are expected to fall in Linden. Residents are reminded that vehicles must be removed from designated snow emergency routes once snow begins. Vehicles not in compliance will be towed. TOWED VEHICLES CANNOT BE RELEASED UNTIL MONDAY.
Alternate side of the street parking will be suspended today, Friday January 28th as storm preparations are made.