Borough of Matawan, Office of Emergency Management

Borough of Matawan, Office of Emergency Management SWIFT911 Notification...add your contact information to the web link below, so that you can be notified of important information via home phone, cell phone and e-mail. The purpose of the Borough of Matawan Office of Emergency Management is to protect life and property of the community in emergency situations by coordinating the response of Matawan Borough’s Municipal Government, the Matawan Police Department, Matawan’s volunteer services, and Matawan’s cooperating private organizations.


The Traffic Safety Unit & Detective Division are seeking the public’s assistance to help determine the details of a hit and run motor vehicle crash that occurred on Tuesday evening, March 9th. This crash left a 77-year-old Matawan woman in critical condition.

At 6:57 pm, members of the Patrol Division responded to a report of a body in the shoulder of the roadway in front of the Mediterranean Chateau located at 27 Freneau Ave. (State Highway 79). Patrol units arrived on scene and located the female victim lying in the shoulder of the northbound lane. She was treated at the scene by PD Advanced Services Unit members, Bayshore Emergency Medical Service and Hackensack Meridian Paramedics, then transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center where she remains hospitalized in critical condition.

The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Serious Collision Analysis Response Team (SCART) responded to the scene and is continuing to assist in the investigation.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact Traffic Safety Unit Supervisor, Sgt. Joseph Lovallo, or Detective Charles Henry by calling Matawan PD Dispatch at (732) 566-1010 or by contacting Detective Ryan McAndrews, of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 800-533-7443. Any information provided will be kept confidential.

Help our volunteer firefighters help you.  Please "adopt" the fire hydrant near your house and make sure its accessible ...

Help our volunteer firefighters help you. Please "adopt" the fire hydrant near your house and make sure its accessible in the event of a fire in your neighborhood.

Help our volunteer firefighters help you. Please "adopt" the fire hydrant near your house and make sure its accessible in the event of a fire in your neighborhood.

Matawan Police Department

Matawan Police Department

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for our area until 10:00 am tomorrow. Snow and sleet is expected with possible accumulations of 4 to 6+ inches. Winds with gusts of up to 50 MPH are possible.

Please be reminded that current Borough Ordinances prohibit parking on all Borough streets when snow covered until such time that the roadways have been cleared curb to curb and mandates the clearing of sidewalks within twelve hours of daylight after the snow has fallen.

In the event you experience a power outage, please notify JCP&L via phone (888-544-4877) the JCP&L app, text, JCP&L's page or their website (

Please stay safe and know that the men and women of the Police Department, Office of Emergency Management, Fire Department, EMS and the Department of Public Works are ready to serve as always.

Borough of Matawan, NJ

Borough of Matawan, NJ

It's Fall Leaf pick-up week for Area 4. See street listings and map below

Matawan Police Department

Matawan Police Department

TRAFFIC ALERT: Weather Permitting
Broad Street (County Route 516) will be CLOSED Monday & Tuesday, May 18th & 19th from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

Main Street (County Route 516S) will be CLOSED Wednesday and Thursday, May 20th & 21st from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Both streets will be closed to through traffic. Those residing on either street will be permitted access by Police but are asked to use side roads where possible. Parking will be prohibited on each street.

PLAN AN ALTERNATE ROUTE for both of these much needed road improvements.

Aberdeen Township Police Department

Aberdeen Township Police Department

The Aberdeen Township Police Department would like to thank Scott Broschart and the entire team at All American Restoration. Their complimentary First Responder disinfecting program cleaned our entire patrol fleet as well as Matawan Borough Police Department, Matawan-Aberdeen CERT, Matawan-Aberdeen OEM, Cliffwood Volunteer Fire Company, Aberdeen Township Hose & Chemical, Bayshore EMS, Matawan Borough Fire Department and Union Beach Police Department. This service is critical to keeping our officers and all First Responders safe as we continue to battle against COVID-19. Matawan Police Department Cliffwood Volunteer Fire Company #1 Station 63-2 Aberdeen Township Hose & Chemical # 1 Station 63-1 Union Beach Police Department Bayshore EMS Aberdeen-Matawan CERT Matawan Borough Fire Department Aberdeen Township Police Department All American Restoration

Borough of Matawan, NJ

Borough of Matawan, NJ

Borough of Matawan, NJ

Borough of Matawan, NJ

Statement from the Mayor and Council Regarding Extension On Second Quarter Taxes

On May 5th the Mayor and Council will be voting on a resolution to extend the grace period to pay 2nd quarter taxes until June 1st. Governor Murphy’s Executive Order #130 passed the other day, grants NJ municipalities the ability to take this action via resolution. The June 1st extension is the maximum allowed under the executive order.

Council President Gunn stated, “We empathize with the current situation our residents may face and we are glad to be in a position to help them during this time and we intend on passing the resolution. “

Stay safe!

IRS issues warning about Coronavirus-related scams; watch out for schemes tied to economic impact payments | Internal Re...
IRS issues warning about Coronavirus-related scams; watch out for schemes tied to economic impact payments | Internal Revenue Service

IRS issues warning about Coronavirus-related scams; watch out for schemes tied to economic impact payments | Internal Revenue Service

IR-2020-64, April 2, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to be on the lookout for a surge of calls and email phishing attempts about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. These contacts can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft.

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management

New Jersey Launches Website for COVID-19 Rumor Control

The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness and New Jersey Office of Emergency Management have launched a COVID-19 Rumor Control and Disinformation website.

Rumors can easily circulate within communities during a crisis, therefore it is important to get accurate information from a credible source.

The purpose of this page is to help the public distinguish between facts and rumors/disinformation regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The website can be found by clicking the link below.

The page will be updated as more information becomes available.

New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness
State of New Jersey
New Jersey Department of Transportation
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
NJ Department of Human Services
New Jersey Department of Health
New Jersey Department of Children and Families
NJ Transit Police
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency

Matawan Police Department

Matawan Police Department

Executive Order No. 107

This order revokes all prior mitigation executive orders, and incorporates or modifies their provisions as described below.
“Stay at home” order: All residents are to stay at home or at their place of residence unless they are leaving for the following reasons:
1) Obtaining goods or services from essential retail businesses;
2) Obtaining takeout or food beverages from restaurants;
3) Seeking medical attention, essential social services, or assistance from law enforcement;
4) Visiting family or close friends, caretakers, or romantic partners;
5) Reporting to or performing their job;
6) Walking, running, or engaging in outdoor activities with immediate family, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners;
7) Leaving for an educational, religious, or political reason;
8) Leaving because of a reasonable fear for health or safety; or
9) Leaving at the direction of law enforcement or other government agency.

Individuals who have to travel must practice social distancing when possible and should use public transportation only if they have no other feasible choice.

Cancelling gatherings: Gatherings of individuals, such as parties, celebrations, or other social events, are cancelled, unless otherwise authorized by the Order (i.e. the activities mentioned above). Through a separate Administrative Order, the Colonel of NJSP will make clear that gatherings of fewer than 10 people are presumed to comply with the Order, unless clear evidence indicates otherwise. Colonel Callahan will have the ability to adjust that number and that rule according to circumstances and facts on the ground.

Closing non-essential retail businesses: All non-essential retail businesses, which were previously limited to between 5 am and 8 pm, must now close entirely (online delivery can continue). The list of essential retail businesses that can stay open is limited to the following (Colonel Callahan has authority to amend the list):

1) Grocery and food stores, including retailers like
Walmart/Target that sell food;
2) Pharmacies and medical ma*****na dispensaries;
3) Medical supply stores;
4) Gas stations;
5) Convenience stores;
6) Ancillary stores within healthcare facilities;
7) Hardware and home improvement stores;
8) Banks and other financial institutions;
9) Laundromats/dry-cleaning services;
10) Stores that principally sell supplies for children under five years old;
11) Pet stores;
12) Liquor stores;
13) Car dealerships, but only for auto maintenance and repair, and auto mechanics;
14) Printing and office supply shops;
15) Mail and delivery stores.

Mandatory telework/work-from-home: All businesses or non-profits in the State must accommodate their workforce, wherever practicable, for telework or work-from-home arrangements. If a business or non-profit has employees that must be on site, it shall reduce staff on site to the minimal number necessary to ensure critical operations can continue. Examples of employees who need to be present at their work site include: law enforcement officers, fire fighters, and other first responders, cashiers or store clerks, construction workers, utility workers, repair workers, warehouse workers, lab researchers, information technology maintenance workers, janitorial and custodial staff, and certain administrative staff. Recreational and entertainment businesses: All are closed. This is unchanged from what is currently in place but the order reiterates these prohibitions. Restaurants and other dining establishments: All can remain open, but must continue to be delivery and/or takeout only. This is also unchanged. Pre-K, K-12, and higher education: All continue to be closed to students. This is unchanged as well.

Blanket exceptions: Nothing in the order shall be construed to affect the operations of
(1) health care or medical service providers;
(2) access to essential services for low-income residents, including but not limited to food banks;
(3) the media;
(4) law enforcement; and
(5) the operations of the federal government or the movement of federal officials when operating in their official capacity.

Timing: The order will go into effect at 9 PM tonight to accommodate the end of the sabbath. It will stay in effect until the Governor revokes or modifies it. Executive Order No. 108
This Order clearly invalidates all county and municipal restrictions imposed in response to COVID-19 that conflict in any way with the provisions of Executive Order No. 107, which now encompasses all the emergency restrictions on individuals and businesses that have been put in place. It also says that no county or municipality may adopt or enforce any such restriction going forward. Examples of such restrictions, now impermissible, include the following:
• Any additions to or deletions from the list of retail businesses deemed essential;
• Any limit on any business’s scope of service or hours of operation;
• Any density or social distancing requirements; or
• Any general restrictions on freedom of movement, including curfews.

To stay informed of all Executive Orders and mandated closures issued by the Governor, as well as other government servi...
COVID-19 Information Hub

To stay informed of all Executive Orders and mandated closures issued by the Governor, as well as other government services in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, please visit or for the most up to date information.

Ask your COVID-19 questions here.


In an effort to assist with flattening the curve of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and as recommended by the Department of Environmental Protection, The Office of Emergency Management has ordered all play areas in the public parks of the Borough be closed until further notice. Closed play areas will include basketball courts and playground equipment. Organized team or group activities are also prohibited.

At this time, all Borough public parks are open for passive recreation and solitary exercise.

During this time of undoubted concern, to obtain the most up to date and accurate information regarding the COVID-19 Pan...

During this time of undoubted concern, to obtain the most up to date and accurate information regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic, please visit the sites and social media platforms of credible federal, state, county and municipal agencies False text messages are circulating with the only purpose of causing further panic.

We remain committed to keeping #NJ residents informed about inaccurate information on #COVID19. Stay alert for #scams, including recent text messages falsely warning about a “mandatory quarantine” across the US: #coronavirus

The Police Department has received calls requesting information on what to do if you are experiencing symptoms of the Co...
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The Police Department has received calls requesting information on what to do if you are experiencing symptoms of the Coronavirus and the locations of testing sites. The following link from the NJ Department of Health and the CDC will provide you with information on what to do.

Please know the Office of Emergency Management, Police Department and all Borough officials are working diligently to provide our residents with uninterrupted service while we strive to keep our first responders and employees healthy and safe.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.


Borough of Matawan Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Statement 2 (03/13/2020)

The Mayor & Council, Borough Administration, and the Office of Emergency Management are closely monitoring the developing situation involving the COVID-19 Pandemic. Upon receiving guidance from federal, state and local health agencies, the Office of Emergency Management has directed that all non-essential meetings of boards, commissions and committees and any activities of local civic and youth organizations normally held at the Matawan Municipal Community Center, be suspended until further notice. As of now, in an effort to provide continuity of government operations, municipal offices remain open.

The Borough receives regular updates from various County, State and Federal agencies and remains in regular contact with officials from the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District and the Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management. The Borough is prepared to take appropriate actions to protect the public health and safety of the Matawan community,

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the respiratory illness caused by a new virus that first emerged in December 2019. The NJ Department of Health is leading the state’s response to COVID-19 and is working closely with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.


The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Warning for our area from 3:00 pm this afternoon until 7:00 am Monday, March 4th. Current forecast indicates the potential for 6 to 8 inches of snow, however, snowfall totals in our area remain more uncertain based upon how much mixing with sleet and/or rain actually occurs (if any). The heaviest snowfall is expected between 5:00 pm and 11:00 pm. High snowfall rates will result in a rapid deterioration of road conditions. Snowfall rates in excess of one inches per hour are possible with this storm.

Help us help you,  please adapt a Hydrant in your area.

Help us help you, please adapt a Hydrant in your area.


Garbage will be picked-up tomorrow as scheduled. Bundle up when you roll your can to the curb! It's frigid out there...


As the snow ends, the wind will continue throughout the next two days. Dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills are expected throughout the weekend. Use only safe sources of alternate heat. Visit to learn more! Bring pets indoors! If you're cold, they're cold! They will thank you... Be a good neighbor & check on those vulnerable to the cold weather.


As the snow tapers off, please keep in mind that current Borough ordinance prohibits the parking of vehicles on any snow covered roadway. This remains in effect until the roadways have been cleared "curb to curb" by Public Works.


201 Broad St
Matawan, NJ

General information

The Matawan Office of Emergency Management is responsible for the development, maintenance and implementation of the Borough's all hazard Emergency Operations Plan. The plan is made up of 15 functional annexes that outline how the municipality will function during emergency or disaster conditions. Matawan OEM is staffed part-time by a Coordinator, two Deputy Coordinators and a Secretary. During a declared State of Emergency, all operations of the Borough are coordinated and overseen by the Office of Emergency Management under the direction of the Coordinator and the Office of the Mayor. Thomas J. Falco - Coordinator Richard Michitsch - 1st Deputy Coordinator Timothy Clifton Sr. - 2nd Deputy Coordinator Tammy Michitsch - Secretary


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