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Community Policing
"For a community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people's love and concern for each other."
Millard Fuller

COMMUNITY POLICING UNIT

Phone: (908) 475-6639
Fax: (908) 475-6645
Email: communitypolicing@co.warren.nj.us

The Community Policing Unit is responsible for coordinating and implementing Community Oriented Policing programs in conjunction with local police departments and the New Jersey State Police. These programs are designed to provide close interaction between law enforcement and the residents of Warren County to improve the quality of life.

The Unit is staffed by detective under the supervision of a superior officer and assistant prosecutor who also have other responsibilities.

The detective:

  • maintains regular contact with community policing officers in each municipality and State Police jurisdiction, as well as, social, civic and community based organizations including the Warren County Human Relations Commission, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Division of Youth and Family Services, the Youth Services Coordinating Council and school officials.
  • provides safety and crime prevention presentations including the Eddie Eagle Gun Safety program, Bicycle Safety and the Child Identification Program.
  • organizes and manages several countywide community oriented policing programs including the Warren County Citizenís Police Academy and the Warren County Junior Police Academy both of which are designed to educate Warren County residents relative to police practices. Police personnel from various departments/agencies and the Prosecutorís Office participate in the presentations.
  • assists community-based organizations that wish to include a law enforcement component in their community-oriented initiatives.
  • participates in Law Enforcement Day
  • Participates as an exhibitor at the Warren County Farmerís Fair
  • coordinates bi-monthly Community Policing Officers meetings

The objective is to continually assess the need to create community policing programs based on the needs of the various communities. Most recently, the Community Policing Unit provided bicycles to Greenwich , Pohatcong, Liberty and White Townships and was instrumental in implementing bike patrols in those communities.

The Warren County Human Relations Commission was created at the suggestion of and as a result of the efforts of the County Prosecutor in 1993. For more in formation about the Commission visit its web site set forth below.

The Detective participates in the activities of the Commission including the annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration and Awards Celebration, which recognize Warren County residents who have promoted cultural, racial and ethnic diversity initiatives. The Assistant Prosecutor and Supervising Detective are also active members of the Warren County Human Relations Commission.

The KIDPRINT child identification program has also been implemented by the Community Policing Unit and currently has over 2,800 children in the database.