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HAPPY HANUKKAHHanukkah begins tonight at sundown. We would like to wish all those who celebrate a Happy Hanukkah, may al...
12/07/2023

HAPPY HANUKKAH

Hanukkah begins tonight at sundown. We would like to wish all those who celebrate a Happy Hanukkah, may all eight days be warm and bright!

PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE 🇺🇸Today we acknowledge Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. We solemnly remember those 2,403 service m...
12/07/2023

PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE 🇺🇸

Today we acknowledge Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. We solemnly remember those 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed and the 1,178 who were wounded during the attack in Hawaii that began the U.S.'s involvement in World War II.

BYE BYE BEARDSOfficers enjoyed being able to grow their facial hair out this past month. We collected $2,200 to donate i...
12/01/2023

BYE BYE BEARDS

Officers enjoyed being able to grow their facial hair out this past month. We collected $2,200 to donate in support of mens health! Here are just a few of the beard growers at Hazlet PD.

Want to join a dynamic group of public safety professionals? Apply to become a Public Safety Telecommunicator at the  . ...
11/30/2023

Want to join a dynamic group of public safety professionals? Apply to become a Public Safety Telecommunicator at the . The position offers a competitive salary and benefits package!

11/29/2023

HELICOPTER IN AREA OF NATCO

You may have noticed a helicopter flying around lately in the area of Natco Lake. This helicopter has a name, and it’s Crazy Horse (distant relative to the Screaming Mimi). The helicopter is being used to set metal poles in the areas of Natco Lake that trucks cannot reach. These poles are part of an electrical line project JCPL is working on.

PORCH PIRATES Now that the weekend of shopping has come to a close, we are sure everyone is anxiously awaiting the arriv...
11/29/2023

PORCH PIRATES

Now that the weekend of shopping has come to a close, we are sure everyone is anxiously awaiting the arrival of their online orders. Especially since Cyber Monday just passed and certain companies promise two day shipping. While it's awesome to get your packages quickly, packages that are left outside for a long period of time are at risk of being plundered by porch pirates.
Here are some ways to keep your deliveries from being stolen:
1. If possible, schedule deliveries for days you will be home and available to bring the package inside.
2. Track your packages so you know when they arrive
3. If you cannot be home for the delivery, have a trusted neighbor or friend collect the package for you.
4. Request that the delivery company place your packages in an area that is not visible from the street.
5. Invest in a camera system with motion detection and recording.
If you do have packages stolen from your porch, you can file a theft report with us at the Hazlet Township Police Department.
If you see someone stealing packages from your neighbor's front porch, the best way to help is to get a license plate, a good description of the suspect (appearance and apparel) and vehicle (color, make, model any obvious markings), and call us immediately.

11/28/2023

A recent incident highlights the significant impact of proactive home security assessments conducted by the Hazlet Township Police Department’s Home Assessment Team. The implementation of recommendations from a previous home assessment resulted in the recent prevention of a residential burglary and potential motor vehicle theft, showcasing the tangible benefits of community-engaged crime prevention initiatives.

Following a similar incident at the residence approximately seven months ago, a comprehensive, no - cost home security assessment was conducted on June 10th, 2023 by the Hazlet Township Police Department at the request of the homeowner. The vigilant resident implemented the suggested security enhancements made by our team.

In the early morning hours of November 8th, 2023, another attempted burglary at the same residence was thwarted. The potential burglary victim had surveillance cameras previously installed prior to the home assessment which shows footage of an individual attempting to gain access to the residence.

Chief Wittke emphasizes the critical role of proactive security measures in preventing crime, stating, "This incident underscores the importance of our home security assessment program. The homeowner’s quick action and implementation of our recommendations not only protected their property, but also sent a message that Hazlet residents are not going to be easy targets”.

This incident serves as a testament to the effectiveness of community-engaged crime prevention initiatives and highlights the vital role residents play in enhancing neighborhood safety.

Residents interested in scheduling a home security assessment or learning more about proactive crime prevention measures can contact Lt. Christopher Acevedo at 732-264-0763 Ext. 2119

As always, the Hazlet Township Police Department remains committed to fostering a safer community through proactive engagement, collaborative efforts, and empowering residents with the tools and knowledge to enhance their security.

LETTERS TO SANTA AT HPD 🎅📫You asked, so we asked, and Santa said yes! Santa loves using the Hazlet Police Department as ...
11/28/2023

LETTERS TO SANTA AT HPD 🎅📫

You asked, so we asked, and Santa said yes!

Santa loves using the Hazlet Police Department as a drop off location for letters to the North Pole. From now until Christmas we will be accepting the letters in our mailbox located inside the lobby of Police Headquarters. The lobby is open 24/7 so feel free to come by anytime to drop off your letter to the big guy!

** PLEASE NOTE*** If you include a self addressed and stamped envelope inside your letter to Santa he will send back a personalized letter!!**

Please include for any pictures posted to social media!

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAYWhen you shop at small businesses, you make a huge impact on our community. These small businesse...
11/25/2023

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

When you shop at small businesses, you make a huge impact on our community. These small businesses give back in many ways by supporting our PBA, our PTO's, our local sports teams, and our emergency services. Please support them back by shopping in their stores.

BLACK FRIDAYHoliday shopping season is in full swing and we know the day after Thanksgiving is the most popular day for ...
11/24/2023

BLACK FRIDAY

Holiday shopping season is in full swing and we know the day after Thanksgiving is the most popular day for sales. Please keep in mind these few tips to ensure your health, safety and security during your shopping:

-Be patient when looking for a parking space. Don't speed up to catch that empty (or soon-to-be empty) spot, and be cautious of other drivers who do.
-Store shopping bags out of plain sight, in your trunk if possible.
-Look for other cars or people in parking lots and back out slowly.
-Park near a light or in a spot where you can see and be seen (not next to a large van or truck).
-Keep your purse on your body or your wallet in your front pocket.
-Shop with a single credit card. This way if it is lost there is only one cancellation call to make.

As always the safety of our citizens is of utmost importance. If you see any suspicious activities or an unsafe situation do not hesitate to call us directly at 732-264-6565

11/23/2023

POWER OUTAGE

We have been advised by JCP&L that they have crews on their way to restore power to those who are experiencing an outage. We are hopeful that it will be a relatively quick restoration. 🤞

Happy Thanksgiving‘Seasonings’ Greetings! We bet you can’t wait to start ‘stuffing’ your face and the kitchen isn’t smel...
11/23/2023

Happy Thanksgiving

‘Seasonings’ Greetings! We bet you can’t wait to start ‘stuffing’ your face and the kitchen isn’t smelling ‘fowl’. From all the members of the Hazlet Township Police Department, we want our residents to know your constant appreciation and support is the ‘tur-key’ to our hearts. Thank you for being the greatest town to protect and serve day in and day out! 🦃

HOLIDAY SCAMSThe holiday season is upon us, and everyone will be shopping around for great deals and low prices. Please ...
11/20/2023

HOLIDAY SCAMS

The holiday season is upon us, and everyone will be shopping around for great deals and low prices. Please keep in mind- often times when things seem too good to be true (especially on the internet) they are likely a scam. Protect yourself from fraud!

🙅Never give our your social security number to someone who contacted you online
💻Never click on suspicious links sent to you through email
🙁Unfortunately you are most likely not the heir to some rich billionaire's fortune from the eastern hemisphere- do not give them your banking info
👎No legitimate company wants you to pay via gift cards- so don't.
🚫 Do not allow just anyone to remote into your computer and especially do not log into your banking accounts while they are remoting in!

If you suspect you have fallen victim to fraud, cancel your credit cards with the fraudulent activity and come file a police report with us

SEATBELTS SAVE LIVESEveryone buckle up every time. Drivers, ensure each passenger buckles up, too. No matter if it’s a q...
11/16/2023

SEATBELTS SAVE LIVES

Everyone buckle up every time. Drivers, ensure each passenger buckles up, too. No matter if it’s a quick trip to the store or a road trip to see family, before you hit the road, buckle your seat belt. Even when ridesharing, buckling up is just as important. For parents, let your children see you buckling up every time. And when they remind you, listen.
You can't control how other people drive, so take control of how you keep safe while inside your own vehicle. Accidents aren’t ever planned and occur in an instant. There’s never enough time to put on a seat belt as an accident happens, but there is always time before you leave the driveway.

HELP IF YOU WANT ITHolidays are a time to get together and celebrate with family. However, it's not always that easy for...
11/15/2023

HELP IF YOU WANT IT

Holidays are a time to get together and celebrate with family. However, it's not always that easy for everyone to do. If substance use disorder is causing a strain on your relationships, there is help! Come by 255 Middle Road in Hazlet, NJ today between 10am and 12pm. Speak to a representative that can assist you in finding the help you need. Hazlets Hope Network representatives are here for you at no cost, no police involvement, and no judgements.
Don't delay, stop in today!

TEXTING SCAMSDon't fall victim to a texting scam and lose money during the holiday season! Beware if you receive a rando...
11/13/2023

TEXTING SCAMS

Don't fall victim to a texting scam and lose money during the holiday season! Beware if you receive a random text like the ones pictured- DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK! Delete the text and ignore it!

HAPPY VETERAN'S DAYThe Hazlet Township Police Department would like to wish a Happy Veterans Day to each service member ...
11/11/2023

HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY

The Hazlet Township Police Department would like to wish a Happy Veterans Day to each service member in the armed forces. It’s because of you that each of us can enjoy safety and freedom. God bless each one of you and God bless America!

POLICE RECORDS OFFICE CLOSEDThe records department will be closed today, November 10th, 2023, in observance of Veteran's...
11/10/2023

POLICE RECORDS OFFICE CLOSED

The records department will be closed today, November 10th, 2023, in observance of Veteran's Day.

The office will reopen on Monday at 8am

HAZLETS AMERICAN HERO PROJECTThe Police Department is hosting a collection bin for this wonderful cause. The bin is loca...
11/08/2023

HAZLETS AMERICAN HERO PROJECT

The Police Department is hosting a collection bin for this wonderful cause. The bin is located in the lobby of police headquarters (when you walk into 255 Middle Road, enter the Police lobby on the right and the bin is by the vending machines.

Thank you for supporting our town's heroes!

STAY ALERT THIS COMING WEEK!Hazlet Township Schools are closed next week for fall recess. This means you may notice more...
11/05/2023

STAY ALERT THIS COMING WEEK!

Hazlet Township Schools are closed next week for fall recess. This means you may notice more youth out and about during the day. Additionally Daylight Savings is ending, which means it will get darker sooner.

Parents, if you anticipate your child enjoying their recess and spending time outdoors, make sure they are dressed in visible or reflective clothing. Give them a flashlight too so they can be seen easily by motorist if they are still out when the sun starts to go down.
If they are riding a bicycle make sure it is equipped with a light on the front and back and a sounding device. Everyone should wear a helmet while riding a bicycle!

DON'T FORGET TO SET YOUR CLOCKSBefore you go to bed tonight, make sure you set your clocks back an hour.  You know, the ...
11/04/2023

DON'T FORGET TO SET YOUR CLOCKS

Before you go to bed tonight, make sure you set your clocks back an hour. You know, the clocks with hands that need to be manually set. Daylight savings time ends tonight. If you haven't already- check those smoke and carbon monoxide detectors too!

FOUND CAT A couple good Samaritans brought in this chilly kitty from the outdoors when it showed up at their back door. ...
11/03/2023

FOUND CAT

A couple good Samaritans brought in this chilly kitty from the outdoors when it showed up at their back door. Since the cat was so docile and friendly they brought it to PD headquarters in case it is a missing family feline. If this is your cat, animal control will be taking custody of her since we do not have the capabilities to tend to animals for long periods of time.

It’s also good to note there are feral cats in our area- some have been trapped, neutered, and released. A tell tail sign of this is if the cats ear appears to be cut or clipped. This means it’s just a happy wild kitty loving their outdoor life- whether they are friendly towards you or not, and they are ok to continue living in the wild.

Consider joining this phenomenal group of public safety professionals!
11/02/2023

Consider joining this phenomenal group of public safety professionals!

Want to join a dynamic group of public safety professionals? Apply to become a Public Safety Telecommunicator at the . The position offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

has a highly trained staff who work at the 9-1-1 Communications Center and is seeking additional professionals to join the team.

Pre-certification and on the job training are available, so become a part of the nationally accredited Communications Division. NENA - National Emergency Number Association

The County of Monmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NO SHAVE NOVEMBER FUNDRAISERIts time for a popular month here at the PD! During the month of November you may see our of...
11/01/2023

NO SHAVE NOVEMBER FUNDRAISER

Its time for a popular month here at the PD! During the month of November you may see our officers sporting some extra facial hair. That’s because the Chief has authorized a relaxation of the grooming policy in order to spread awareness and raise money for men’s health. Each officer has made a donation which will be pooled together and donated at the end of the month!

10/31/2023
HALLOWEEN CURFEWPlease review and advise your children of the Halloween curfew, more can be read using the link below. h...
10/27/2023

HALLOWEEN CURFEW

Please review and advise your children of the Halloween curfew, more can be read using the link below.

https://ecode360.com/11820823 #11820823

Reminder: The purpose of a curfew is to protect youth from victimization and prevent juvenile crime. Halloween is a fun time for children, curfews ensure safety and security for them and other residents in our community.

****ROAD IS NOW OPEN AS OF 10:05AM****BETHANY AT RR CROSSING CLOSEDDue to a motor vehicle accident the NJ Transit Crossi...
10/25/2023

****ROAD IS NOW OPEN AS OF 10:05AM****

BETHANY AT RR CROSSING CLOSED

Due to a motor vehicle accident the NJ Transit Crossing at Bethany Rd, Bethany Rd between highway 35 and Hazlet Ave will be close to thru traffic. Please avoid the area and find an alternate route. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAININGWe would like to congratulate Patrol Officers Patrick Kiley and Richard Wilhelm on comp...
10/25/2023

CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING

We would like to congratulate Patrol Officers Patrick Kiley and Richard Wilhelm on completing the CIT Training through the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office last week.

This intensive five-day interactive training provided Officers with an in-depth look at issues including but not limited to mental illness, behavioral health, and developmental disabilities, as well as their implications for police response during a crisis. CIT Training is based on an innovative, international model with community mental healthcare and advocacy partnerships.

This training is invaluable to police work today and we are proud to have two more Officers complete this course. This makes eight total officers in the department to have this training and the ability to put all the skills they learned to work in Hazlet Township.

10/24/2023

POLICE PRESENCE

This afternoon our officers responded to a residence in West Keansburg for a mental health welfare check. Upon arrival the officers encountered a subject who was threatening to commit su***de. Our officers spoke with the subject for over an hour attempting to de-escalate the situation. After the subject continued to escalate his behavior our officers requested the county MOCERT team to respond. The team is made up of trained negotiators and swat officers from numerous police departments throughout the county. During this time officers evacuated surrounding homes iut of an abundance of caution. After several hours of negotiators attempting to convince the subject to comply they were forced to take him into custody. The subject was taken into custody and transported to the hospital for mental health evaluation. At no time were any residents in danger and we are thankful for a peaceful resolution in which everyone went home without injury.

POLICE ACTIVITY There will be a multijurisdictional police response in the area of 7th and 8th street. At this current t...
10/24/2023

POLICE ACTIVITY

There will be a multijurisdictional police response in the area of 7th and 8th street. At this current time there is no threat to the public, however please avoid the area until further notice.

SAFELY DISPOSE OF MEDICINESDid you know that one Facebook share can make a huge difference in creating a safer world for...
10/24/2023

SAFELY DISPOSE OF MEDICINES

Did you know that one Facebook share can make a huge difference in creating a safer world for us all? Spread the word to your friends and family by sharing this post and using the hashtag to promote the proper disposal of unneeded medications on October 28! You never know who you could be helping.

The Hazlet Township Police Department hosts a Rx Drop box all year round, so if you cannot participate the day of, don't worry. The lobby of police headquarters is always open and ready to accept your unused, expired, or unwanted medications!

www.DEATakeBack.com

PEDESTRIAN SAFETYDrivers have a responsibility to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalks (It's the law!) Pedestrians hav...
10/23/2023

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY

Drivers have a responsibility to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalks (It's the law!)
Pedestrians have a responsibility to cross roadways safely and make sure they can be seen by drivers!

Together, we can make the roads a safe place for everyone to travel!

UPDATE: OWNER LOCATED AND PUP HAS BEEN RETURNED HOMEFOUND DOGThis pup was found roaming the area of Laurel Ave and Scott...
10/22/2023

UPDATE: OWNER LOCATED AND PUP HAS BEEN RETURNED HOME

FOUND DOG

This pup was found roaming the area of Laurel Ave and Scott Drive. If you know the owners please have them call us at 732-264-6565.

THANK YOUThe Hazlet Township Police Department would like to extend a thank you to all the great organizations that came...
10/21/2023

THANK YOU

The Hazlet Township Police Department would like to extend a thank you to all the great organizations that came out to o it Special Needs Open House today!
POAC Autism Services
Monmouth County Special Needs Registry
Blue Bridge Autism Training
Friends Grow Friends Foundation, Inc.
Law Office of Tina M. James
And our two friends Doc and Rocky from Bright and Beautiful Therapy dogs!

We hope all the families that came in today found some new and valuable resources for their loved one with special needs!

OPEN HOUSE HAPPENING NOW Doors are open until 2pm! Come on into Hazlet Police Headquarters, 255 Middle Rd, and check out...
10/21/2023

OPEN HOUSE HAPPENING NOW

Doors are open until 2pm! Come on into Hazlet Police Headquarters, 255 Middle Rd, and check out all the great resources available for your loved one with specials needs!

SPECIAL NEEDS OPEN HOUSE TODAY!Come on over to the Hazlet Township Police Department at 255 Middle Road in Hazlet, NJ an...
10/21/2023

SPECIAL NEEDS OPEN HOUSE TODAY!

Come on over to the Hazlet Township Police Department at 255 Middle Road in Hazlet, NJ and bring your loved one with special needs to meet out officers and interact in a calm, stress free environment!
We will also have representatives from great local organizations available to speak with you to see if they can offer assistance, or just a friendly conversation when it comes to different types of challenges there can be when caring for loves ones with have special needs.

Well be here from 11am to 2pm, so don't be shy!

10/20/2023

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

(Hazlet / Monmouth County, NJ) A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) on Monday, October 30 2023, will examine all aspects of the Hazlet Township Police Department policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services Chief Ted Wittke announced today.

“Verification by the team that the Hazlet Township Police Department meets the Commission’s “best practice” standards is part of a voluntary process to achieve accreditation, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence”, Chief Wittke said.

As part of this final on-site assessment, employees and members of the general public are invited to provide comments to the assessment team. They may do so by telephone or email. The public may call 908-596-9337 on Monday, October 30th 2023, between the hours of 10:00AM and 11:00am. Email comments can be sent to [email protected]

Telephone comments are limited to 5 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the NJSACOP standards. Please contact Patrolman Charleigh Logothetis at 732-264-0763 X 2103 for information about the standards.

Anyone wishing to offer written comments about the Hazlet Township Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation is requested to email the Accreditation Program Director at [email protected] or write the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 751 Route 73 North, Suite 12 Marlton, N.J. 08053.

The Hazlet Township Police Department must comply with NJSACOP LEAP standards in order to achieve accredited status. Chief Wittke indicated, “Accreditation results in greater accountability within the agency, reduced risk and liability exposure, stronger defense against civil lawsuits, increased community advocacy, and more confidence in the agency’s ability to operate efficiently and respond to community needs.”

The Accreditation Program Director for the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police is Mr. Harry J Delgado, Ed.S. “The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar New Jersey law enforcement agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview agency members, and visit offices and other places where compliance with the standards can be observed. Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they will report to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status”, Harry J Delgado stated.

Accreditation is valid for a three-year period during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting to their continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.

The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police through its New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission is the legitimate authority and accreditation agency in the state of New Jersey. For more information regarding the Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission please write the Commission at New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 751 Route 73 North, Suite 12 Marlton, N.J. 08053 or email [email protected]

STILL HAPPENING TOMORROWDid the weather mess up your weekend plans? Don't worry- if you had intended to bring your loved...
10/20/2023

STILL HAPPENING TOMORROW

Did the weather mess up your weekend plans? Don't worry- if you had intended to bring your loved one to our Special Needs Open House it is still ON!

Come on inside the building to meet Officers from the Hazlet PD and our guests who have valuable resources and insight that can assist with your loved one and their future.

Resources include:
Monmouth County Special Needs Registry
Monmouth County Sheriff's Office Project Life Saver
POAC Autism Services
Blue Bridge Autism Training
Law Office of Tina M. James
Friends Grow Friends Foundation, Inc.
and some friends from Bright and Beautiful Therapy dogs!

We encourage anyone with a loved one who has special needs and is interested to attend, this is not just for Hazlet Residents! See you tomorrow!

FREE HALLOWEEN SAFETY SEMINARBayshore Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been a valued community partner with our police department...
10/19/2023

FREE HALLOWEEN SAFETY SEMINAR

Bayshore Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been a valued community partner with our police department for years. Bayshore BJJ provides the hands on portion of our Smart Strong Safe workshop, where we teach young women self awareness and self protection skills, and has given training to our own officers in unarmed defense tactics.
Check out this free seminar they are offering for Halloween Safety for children!

TUES 10/24 5:00-6:15pm: It’s that time of year, and Bayshore BJJ is bringing back the FREE Child Safety Seminar that empowers kids with the KNOWLEDGE of how to identify and avoid dangerous situations, and the SKILLS to escape from a potentially dangerous situation (attempted abduction). While the event is free, there is limited space, so use the link in our bio
(https://bit.ly/safekids2023) to reserve your child’s spot!

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