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Linden Police Citizen’s Academy

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for the Linden Police Citizen’s Academy.

  • Who: Open to city employees, business owners and school faculty within the City of Linden who are over the age of 21.
  • What: The Linden Police Citizen’s Academy will provide informational classroom and hands-on training, with members of the Linden Police Department as instructors. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the day-to-day operations of their police department. Participants will be provided with an overview of the Department’s organization, structure and training.
  • Where: Linden Police Department, which is located at 301 North Wood Avenue
  • When: Wednesdays, from 5:30pm until 9:30pm
    • October 25
    • November 1, 8 and 29
    • December 6 and 13
    • Click here for the class agenda.
  • How: Applications available in-person at the Linden Police Department, which is located at 301 North Wood Avenue. For more information, contact Det/Sgt. Christian Ramirez by email here. Space is limited. Fifteen (15) spots for the Adacemy are available on a first-come, first-servce basis.

Message to the Community from Linden Police Chief Hart

Over the past several days our community has been ravaged by three separate shooting incidents. While these recent incidents have been isolated to one or two areas of our city, this violent crime is a problem for all of us. There have been 14 confirmed shooting incidents to date this year, and while that is down from the highs that we saw just a few years ago, it is still unacceptable in every possible sense.

I want to assure the members of our community that this is our number one priority; nothing that we do is more essential than protecting our community from violent crime. Detectives have been working around the clock to identify those responsible for this senseless violence, and we are working closely with our law enforcement partners at all levels to identify any potential links to criminal activity across the county and state.

People have a right to feel safe and secure in their homes and in their neighborhoods. Recent events have, understandably, had a devastating impact on our sense of security, and we recognize that in addition to stopping these crimes we also have an obligation to restore the feelings of safety that our residents deserve.

In response to these events we have deployed additional personnel, and residents can expect to see saturation patrols in designated areas. In addition, we have deployed a street crimes interdiction unit specifically focused on deterring this kind of violent crime. They will be on our streets every single day for as long as they are needed to reverse these trends.

Union County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that results in an indictment and conviction in these shootings. Tips can be submitted anonymously by phone 24-hours a day at 908-654-TIPS (8477) or online.

Despite these steps, and whatever other steps we may take, we cannot solve this problem alone. I urge each and every member of our community to come forward and cooperate with our investigations; if you see something, say something. If something looks off, say something. If you know information about criminal activity, say something. Through partnership, we can stop this trend and restore the community that we want and deserve.

Knopf Street Closure

Thank you all for your patience and cooperation while the parking garage at City Hall undergoes a major renovation.

  • Please be advised that Knopf Street between Wood Avenue and Helen Street has been closed to all non-police department traffic. 
  • This includes the parking lot, as well as the newly established on-street angled parking stalls, with the minor exception of tenant access to the rear of the Church and 401 N. Wood Avenue buildings. 

Thank you in advance for your continued assistance and understanding.

Linden Police Department Third Annual Bike Rodeo!

Join us for the Linden Police Department Third Annual Bike Rodeo!

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this event.

  • Who: Open to the Linden community.
  • What: The Linden Police Department Third Annual Bike Rodeo. Bring your bike and enjoy fun bicycle activities, giveaways, and obstacle courses, while learning the ABC bike check, bike safety education and more!
  • Where: The basketball courts at Dr. Martin Luther King Park (4th Ward Park), which is located at 701 McCandless Street.
  • When: Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 8am until 12pm.

Linden Police Department Youth Police Academy 2023

Click here to view and/or download the flyer for the Linden Police Department Youth Academy.

  • Who: The Linden Police Department Youth Police Academy is available to Linden students graduating 6th, 7th and 8th grades.
  • What: Linden Police Department Youth Academy. 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!
  • When: July 17 through July 21st, 2023.
  • How: Application deadline is April 7, 2023 at 3pm. Space is limited! Click here to download the application for the Linden Police Department Youth Academy. Applications must be dropped off in-person to the front desk of the Linden Police Department, which is located at 301 North Wood Avenue. Enrollment will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. No late applications will be accepted. With questions, email here.

Safety and Security Training

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, the Linden Police Department, and the Greater Linden & Roselle Clergy Coalition invite you to attend a safety and security training: Houses of Worship “Be Ready…Stay Ready.” Training provided by Lieutenant Vinnie Wegrzynek of the Linden Police Department. Masks required.

  • What: Safety and security training. Training provided by Lieutenant Vinnie Wegrzynek of the Linden Police Department.
  • Where: Morning Star Community Christian Center, which is located at 1009 Chandler Avenue.
  • When: Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 10am.
  • How: Masks required. For more information, please call (732) 619-3658.

Linden Police Department Community Meeting

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Linden Police Department invite you to attend the Linden Police Department Community Meeting. Meet Mayor Armstead, Chief Hart, and many of the Police Officers who work in your neighborhood.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this event.

  • What: Linden Police Department Community Meeting. Learn about various Police Department Programs and discuss crime and traffic concerns in your neighborhood.
  • Where: John T. Gregorio Recreation Center, which is located at 330 Helen Street.
  • When: Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 7pm.
  • How: For more information, contact Captain Christopher Guenther via email here.

September 11th Remembrance Ceremony

Mayor Derek Armstead, Council President Michele Yamakaitis and the City of Linden invite you to attend the 2022 September 11th Remembrance Ceremony with the Linden Police and Fire Departments.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this event.

  • Where: Wanda Green Park, which is located at 826 Mack Place.
  • When: September 11, 2022, at 6:30pm.

For more information, please contact Council President Michele Yamakaitis at (908) 494-0880, or Sandy Jackson from the Linden Fire Department at (908) 474-4550.

2022 National Night Out

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden and the Linden Police Department invite you to come and enjoy the 2022 National Night Out!

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this event.

  • What: Free food, drinks, giveaways and entertainment for the whole family!
  • When: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022 from 5pm until 7pm.
  • Where: Linden City Hall, which is located at 301 North Wood Avenue. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held at the John T. Gregorio Recreation Center located at 330 Helen Street.