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The purpose of this social media page is for the Chester Police Department to share news and information regarding the activities, policies and programs of the Department and its employees. We encourage discussion and comments on posts. Your insights are important. -Comments- Before posting a comment, please note the Chester Police Department will review all comments after posting. Due to the fact this page is public and possibly visible to persons of all ages, we expect participants to show respect, civility and consideration to visitors. 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However, given the need to manage resources, the moderation and posting of comments will occur during regular business hours, Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time, or when possible. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends or holidays will be read and posted as soon as possible if they meet the aforementioned criteria; in most cases, this will mean the next business day. -Privacy- To protect your personal privacy and the privacy of other persons, The Police Department recommends that people do not include personally identifiable information, such as full name, Social Security number, phone numbers, addresses, or e-mail addresses in the body of their comments. If comments include personally identifiable information, it may not be posted. 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Mission: It is the mission of the Chester Police Department to serve all persons within our community. Our service shall be rooted in professionalism, duty, valor, integrity, discretion, respect, courtesy, and accountability. The members of the Chester Police Department are men and women of character and compassion. We value ethical behavior, competency, and a strong work ethic among our members. Our members are dedicated to providing the highest level of police services to the community. It is by our efforts that we seek to improve the quality of life in this community for all who live, visit or work here. We seek to provide a safe and pleasant environment for our residents, visitors and employees. We are firm in our conviction that all persons must receive fair and impartial treatment and service without regard for race, religion, gender, age or ethnic origin. We pledge to be unbiased while executing our duties; to perform our duty while protecting the rights of all people; and to respect the lives of those we come into contact with while performing our duty. The men and women of the Chester Department will maintain the highest standards in serving the community and will continually strive to improve our performance and ourselves. We shall diligently seek to improve safety and protect our citizens. We are charged with enforcing laws and regulations, seeking out wrongdoing and pursuing criminals, investigating and prosecuting crimes, enforcing traffic regulations and making our roadways safer, and aiding those who are lost or in distress. We seek to develop strong ties to our community as we together proactively work together to address problems and resolve situations of concern. We are proud to serve the residents of Chester Borough and Township.

Today, Patrolman Ellmann & Patrolman Dickerson received a visit from Gabriella, her mom, and her siblings.  She stopped ...
07/15/2020

Today, Patrolman Ellmann & Patrolman Dickerson received a visit from Gabriella, her mom, and her siblings. She stopped in to say “Thank You” to the officers who had earlier bandaged up her “boo-boo.”

It is the law in New Jersey that bicyclists under the age of 17 must wear a helmet, but it’s recommended for all ages. R...
07/14/2020

It is the law in New Jersey that bicyclists under the age of 17 must wear a helmet, but it’s recommended for all ages. Reduce your risk of injury and begin every ride by putting on a helmet. #BicyclistSafety #SummerSafety #JerseyDrives

On or about July 15, 2020, a contractor for the Morris County Department of Public Works and Engineering will begin cons...
07/13/2020

On or about July 15, 2020, a contractor for the Morris County Department of Public Works and Engineering will begin construction on a new traffic signal at the Crossroads Intersection (Main Street/North Road/Rt. 513, East Main Street/Rt. 510, and Oakdale Road). The existing traffic signal does not meet current federal height standards. A left turn lane will also be added to the Oakdale Road side of the intersection. The Southeast corner of the intersection near Excel Urgent Care will have an increased turning radius to allow for school buses and larger vehicles to make easier right turns onto North Road. The signal control system will be upgraded to an intelligent smart signal technology to allow for better flow of traffic.

The underground installation of new electrical system portion of the construction is expected to last at least three weeks, followed by an additional three weeks of road way and curbing improvements. The existing signal will remain in place until the new signal equipment arrives hopefully before the fall season.

The county will also be paving Main Street, East Main Street and Route 24 from Route 206 all the way into Mendham this year as well. The start date of that project is dependent on the completion of the roadway and curbing improvements at the Crossroads Intersection.

Chester Twp PBA 315
07/13/2020

Chester Twp PBA 315

After hearing that the Chester food pantry was in need of items, the Chester Township PBA Local 315 sprung into action. Members Ptl. Ellmann and Cpl. Salamone did some food shopping after work Friday on behalf of the brotherhood and brought the items over to the food pantry to help the community in their time of need.

When driving through neighborhoods be mindful by reducing speed, using caution, and giving pedestrians the right of way....
07/08/2020

When driving through neighborhoods be mindful by reducing speed, using caution, and giving pedestrians the right of way. Watch for children and/or pets that may run into the street. #PedestrianSafety #SummerSafety #JerseyDrives

Wherever your plans take you, get there safely by being responsible in your car, on your bike or on your feet.  #Pedestr...
06/30/2020

Wherever your plans take you, get there safely by being responsible in your car, on your bike or on your feet. #PedestrianSafety #BikeSafety #FourthofJuly #JerseyDrives

06/30/2020

Chester Police and the CVFD was dispatched to an activated fire alarm at Nitro Fitness. Upon arrival officers and CVFD located an electrical fire which is now extinguished. No other stores were affected.

Today, Chester's First Responders finished the last Birthday Parade.  We would like to thank the Chester First Aid Squad...
06/29/2020

Today, Chester's First Responders finished the last Birthday Parade. We would like to thank the Chester First Aid Squad and the Chester Volunteer Fire Company members for the countless hours they took out of their schedules to bring smiles to the children in Chester. Your EMS, Fire and Police did over 165 parades, and brought smiles to children and parents during this pandemic. A huge shout-out goes to Ptl. Matthew Bohn for organizing the parades. To the Chester Community: Your kind and appreciative words on social media also uplifted the spirits of the first responders. The pandemic may have kept us all apart, but these parades brought everyone together. Thank You!

Summer weather is here! As you travel through your favorite beach towns, obey speed limits, and watch for cyclists and p...
06/23/2020

Summer weather is here! As you travel through your favorite beach towns, obey speed limits, and watch for cyclists and people crossing the street. #SummerSafety #PedestrianSafety #BicyclistSafety #JerseyDrives

Lights on the front and back of your bicycle can increase visibility at night and make it easier for other roadways user...
06/16/2020

Lights on the front and back of your bicycle can increase visibility at night and make it easier for other roadways users to see you. And it’s the law. #BicyclistSafety #SummerSafety #JerseyDrives

When we heard that Max wanted to stop by Police HQ and personally deliver a special message to our Officers, we had no i...
06/09/2020

When we heard that Max wanted to stop by Police HQ and personally deliver a special message to our Officers, we had no idea that it would also include a homemade sign and enough pizza to feed half of our entire department?! While the sign and the sentiments alone were thanks enough, we are very grateful to Max and his family for their support and generosity. To Max, his family and all of the residents of Chester, we thank you for the opportunity to continue to serve and protect our community during these uncertain times and all the days after.

Your friends at the Chester Police Department

Dear residents of Chester Borough and Chester Township,We have just received word from the organizers of this Sunday's B...
06/02/2020

Dear residents of Chester Borough and Chester Township,

We have just received word from the organizers of this Sunday's Black Lives Matter Protest that they are moving the march and vigil to Turkey Brook Park, in Mount Olive Township on Sunday June 7, 2020 at 3:00 pm. The organizers elected to change the location of the march to Turkey Brook Park to ensure the safety of the residents and small businesses in Chester.

The Chester Police Department will still have extra patrols on duty this weekend to monitor the situation. Since we were made aware of the march we have been in constant communication with surrounding police departments, county law enforcement, and state law enforcement to assist us if necessary in protecting everyone's rights, property, and overall public safety.

Respectfully,

Chief Tom Williver

06/01/2020
**********************Birthday Parades***************************The COVID-19 situation has created many challenges for ...
05/19/2020

**********************Birthday Parades***************************

The COVID-19 situation has created many challenges for both the Chester Police Department and the Community on a whole. It has been our pleasure serving both Chesters in the form of the birthday parades shared with the Fire Department and First Aid Squad during this time We’ve enjoyed the smiles on the children’s faces as much as their parents and families have! As we anticipate the gradual opening of the state in the near future, our volunteers that have helped us by operating the emergency vehicles could be called back to work. As such, after some discussion with both the Fire Department and First Aid Squad, we will be ending the weekday birthday parades as of Tuesday, June 16th . We will continue to take requests and schedule birthday parades on the following dates:

Saturday and Sunday, June 20th and 21st
Saturday and Sunday, June 27th and 28th

We will also be limiting the number of parades to seven (7) per day on a first come, first serve basis, on these dates. In an effort to accommodate younger children we are also placing an age limit at fourteen (14) years of age during the above listed dates. Our apologies for any inconvenience that these changes may cause. Again, it has indeed been a pleasure to have been able to make your children’s birthdays special during these uncertain times.

Your friends at the Chester Police Department

As the weather gets warmer, look out for more bicyclists, pedestrians, and other roadway users. #ShareTheRoad #JerseyDri...
05/19/2020

As the weather gets warmer, look out for more bicyclists, pedestrians, and other roadway users. #ShareTheRoad #JerseyDrives #NationalBikeMonth #PedestrianSafety #BicyclistSafety

05/16/2020
National Police Week 2020

As National Police week comes to an end, many of our local police officers would normally gather in Washington D.C. to honor the lives and sacrifices made by our brothers and sisters and to celebrate their lives with the survivors. We still want people to know that our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with you. Be safe and God bless.Please watch the following tribute to our fellow first responders. https://youtu.be/__MxXHv-8EI

Today we celebrated our 100th Birthday Parade!  Happy 8th Birthday, Cade!! & Happy Birthday to everyone else who we were...
05/14/2020

Today we celebrated our 100th Birthday Parade! Happy 8th Birthday, Cade!! & Happy Birthday to everyone else who we were lucky enough to celebrate with today!!

05/14/2020
5.13.20

Our 100th Birthday Parade!!

To allow for better visibility for all road users, ride in the same direction as traffic and walk facing traffic. #rider...
05/12/2020

To allow for better visibility for all road users, ride in the same direction as traffic and walk facing traffic. #rideright #bicyclistsafety #pedestriansafety #jerseydrives

This week is National Police Week. Please join us in honoring our officers and the officers who have made the ultimate s...
05/12/2020

This week is National Police Week. Please join us in honoring our officers and the officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Although many of this years events have been canceled, the message remains the same. #NLEOMF

The New Jersey Air National Guard will salute frontline COVID-19 workers with a flyover today around noon.  We wanted to...
05/12/2020

The New Jersey Air National Guard will salute frontline COVID-19 workers with a flyover today around noon. We wanted to make you aware just in case you see low flying military aircraft in the area.

************************ALERT*************************While we've all been doing our best to limit travel, work from hom...
05/11/2020

************************ALERT*************************

While we've all been doing our best to limit travel, work from home and social distance during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are those who are not on board with these precautions. They're leaving their homes unnecessarily, coming in contact with others and ..... stealing our vehicles! Yes, unfortunately car thieves are still going to work and applying their trade. With numerous recent thefts in our neighboring jurisdictions, it's conceivable that the auto theft circuit could arrive in Chester again in the near future.

We are hard at work to remain visible and deter these thefts, but we need your help! In the majority of our car theft cases, the thieves are opportunists, utilizing keys that are left in the vehicle. Removing your keys and key fobs from your vehicles and locking them while they are parked is the best way to prevent car thefts. If you find that your vehicle has been entered or tampered with, please do not touch it and contact us ASAP. As always we're here to assist in keeping you, your loved ones and your property safe from harm.

Your friends at the Chester Police Department

The Chester Police would like to thank Operation Jersey Cares for a donation of Girl Scout Cookies last week,  A represe...
05/11/2020

The Chester Police would like to thank Operation Jersey Cares for a donation of Girl Scout Cookies last week, A representative of Operation Jersey Cares dropped off the cookies to lend their support and show appreciation to our local Police, First Responders, and healthcare workers during this unprecedented and challenging time. Operation Jersey Cares is a non profit who supports active Military, Military Families and Veterans. http://www.operationjerseycares.com/

Senior citizens across the state are being targeted through a phone scam.  Victims are contacted, via phone, and informe...
05/08/2020

Senior citizens across the state are being targeted through a phone scam. Victims are contacted, via phone, and informed that their grandchild was in an accident or was arrested and they are in need of bail money to be released. The caller tells the victim the sum of money needed and sends a courier to their home to pick it up or directs them to wire the money or purchase gift cards.

There have been over 70 incidents reported statewide with several occurring in Morris County. Anyone receiving a similar call is asked to contact their local Police Department immediately

Residents received a Reverse 911 call from the Chester Police today regarding this message, in case you saw us on your caller ID.

Your Friends at the Chester Police Department

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05/06/2020

Photos from Chester Police NJ's post

May is National Bike Month! Before you take your bike out for a ride, make sure to do the ‘ABC Quick Check’ with help fr...
05/05/2020

May is National Bike Month! Before you take your bike out for a ride, make sure to do the ‘ABC Quick Check’ with help from the League of American Bicyclists: https://bit.ly/3bVmgF7 #NationalBikeMonth #JerseyDrives #BicyclistSafety

NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife
05/04/2020

NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife

In the spring and summer months, you may find what appears to be sick, injured or orphaned wildlife. NJ Fish and Wildlife urges you to leave young wildlife undisturbed. Every year, especially around this time, the lives of many young animals are disrupted. Well-intentioned people may attempt to 'save' these animals while most often the mother is nearby.

If you find a young fawn laying alone, leave it there, it is not abandoned. Fawns that are not strong enough on their legs to keep up with the adults are left alone while the adult deer spend much of the day feeding and exploring. The mother comes back several times each day to nurse the fawn. If you've already picked the fawn up and brought it home - put it back. Even one or two days after removal from the wild, fawns can reunite with their mothers by returning them to where they were found. Usually young fawns are quite safe because their color pattern and lack of scent help them to remain hidden until their mother's return.

For more information on what to do if you find young wildlife, visit www.njfishandwildlife.com/bornwild.htm

List of licensed wildlife rehabilitators: www.njfishandwildlife.com/pdf/rehab_list.pdf

Please remember that it is illegal to attempt to keep wild animals as pets in New Jersey.

#newjerseyfishandwildlife #conservation #wildlifeNJ

05/01/2020

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04/30/2020
Keeping Your Family Safe From COVID-19

Please click on the image below for a video link to YouTube for important information regarding the COVID-19 Virus on how to keep your family safe and healthy.

*****************SCAM ALERT****************There has been a recent trend in online scamming, involving attempted extorti...
04/29/2020

*****************SCAM ALERT****************

There has been a recent trend in online scamming, involving attempted extortion of sorts. In this case, an email is sent to the victim stating that they know the person has been online viewing material that is inappropriate or pornographic in nature. As such, they then ask for payment in the form of bitcoin to keep this secret. While this may sound far fetched in theory, the email sometimes makes mention of a password or other personal information about the victim which makes the threat seem more credible. Additionally, the email may state that they have access to the victim’s contacts and will threaten to send questionable material to them if they do not receive the requested payment.

How the scammers are obtaining the victim's information is nearly impossible for Law Enforcement to determine due to the layers of insulation and technology used by these individuals. It is our suggestion that these emails be deleted immediately and the victim not engage the scammer or author of the email. While we are not investigating these emails, those who wish to report them to the Chester Police Department and have them documented are more than welcome to do so. During this time of the COVID-19 situation and quarantining, people are online more than ever and the scammers know that with that activity comes a larger pool of potential victims as well. Should you have any questions regarding this or any other perceived scam please contact this agency with your questions or concerns. As always, we are here to serve and assist you in any way we can. Thank you and remain vigilant!

Your friends at the Chester Police Department

Timeline Photos
04/28/2020

Timeline Photos

When out for essential travel, remember to drive within the speed limit. Less cars on the road does not mean drive faste...
04/28/2020

When out for essential travel, remember to drive within the speed limit. Less cars on the road does not mean drive faster. Maintain safe speeds and be extra cautious for the increase in pedestrians and cyclists. #Speeding #PedestrianSafety #CyclistSafety #COVID19

We realize that these are challenging times and if you need to talk to someone, JBWS and the Morris Family Justice Cente...
04/27/2020

We realize that these are challenging times and if you need to talk to someone, JBWS and the Morris Family Justice Center can offer you support.

The scammers are getting more brazen in their tactics.  The following event occurred in Roxbury last Friday:On April 24t...
04/27/2020

The scammers are getting more brazen in their tactics. The following event occurred in Roxbury last Friday:

On April 24th, 2020, a resident of Roxbury Township reported a very serious incident involving a “Bail Bond Scam.”

A scammer contacted the victim over the phone and explained that her son was arrested for aggravated assault after he rear ended an undercover police officer with his vehicle. The scammer further explained the undercover police officer’s wife then contacted an attorney as a result of the accident. The caller, who identified himself as an “employee of Chance Bail Bonds”, told the victim her son was in jail and the bail amount for his release was set at $10,500. The caller further told the victim a courier would respond from “Chance Bail Bonds” to her home and pick up the money. The caller explained “Chance Bail Bonds” recently began the courier service as a way to curb the spread of the COVID-19 Virus. “Chance Bail Bonds” ask the victim to provide her address and package the cash in a white envelope, which the victim did. Approximately 40 minutes later, a male (possibly Hispanic, in his 20’s with dark hair and standing approximately 6 foot tall) arrived at her door equipped with a mask and gloves. The victim handed over the money and the suspect left in a black, four-door sedan, driven by an unknown individual.

The next day, the victim received a second phone call advising she would need to pay an additional $25,000 in order for her son to be released from jail. The caller explained the officer’s wife sued for damages and won the $25,000 settlement. The victim told the caller she would withdraw the money from her bank and call once the money was ready. Family members questioned the victim and at that time the police were contacted.

Please share this post and make others aware of this scam. It is extremely dangerous that scammers have become so bold and are now showing up at victim’s homes.

If you receive a call like this, contact the person who is “supposedly” in jail and contact your local police department.

DO NOT GIVE ANY INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES GO TO THE BANK TO WITHDRAW MONEY.

The entire phone call seemed extremely legitimate, so please refrain from any negative comments on how someone fell for this. This could easily happen to someone you know.

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