Princeton NJ Police Department

Princeton NJ Police Department The Princeton Police Department is located in Princeton, NJ. The Princeton Police Department mission is to protect the lives, property, and rights of all people.
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The Princeton Police Department mission is to protect the lives, property, and rights of all people; maintain an ethical environment of mutual respect, trust and dignity; foster a partnership with the community we serve; and, improve the quality of life for all within the community. The employees of the Princeton Police Department are committed to its mission. We are accountable for our actions and we conduct ourselves accordingly in pursuit of our core values of: Honor: Always act with the utmost integrity, and be honest and truthful. Enforce the laws equally and without bias. Hold yourself and other members to the highest ethical standards. Integrity: We place the highest value on honesty and an adherence to a strict code of ethics; we will always engage in behavior that is beyond ethical reproach to maintain public confidence. Service: Putting responsibilities before self-interest, performing duties to meet the needs of others, promoting partnerships to identify and solve problems, doing what is right for the community. Knowledge: We seek truth, awareness, and understanding through investigation, education and experience. Important: If you have an emergency or need to report a crime, DO NOT use our page. PLEASE DIAL 9-1-1. This site is for information purposes only and is monitored periodically Monday through Friday during regular business hours. If you need any type of assistance dial 9-1-1 for EMERGENCIES or call police communications at 609.921.2100 or 609.924.4141. Also, the appearance of external links on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the Princeton Police Department. For official information about the Princeton Police Department, visit www.princetonnj.gov/police/index.html

Operating as usual

Princeton Cornerstone Community Kitchen & Princeton United Methodist Church are running two coat GIVEAWAYS for this upco...
11/24/2020

Princeton Cornerstone Community Kitchen & Princeton United Methodist Church are running two coat GIVEAWAYS for this upcoming winter!

7 Vandeventer Avenue on 11/25/2020 and 12/2/2020

5pm - 6:30pm on both dates.

Please share this and spread the word to those in need.

We would like to thank the Princeton residents who contributed to this great cause by dropping off their used coats to police headquarters. The amount of donations were amazing. We received hundreds of coats, which was wonderful to see! Stay healthy, stay warm!

The Princeton Police Department would like to recognize and thank Nicole Araujo, who delivered these "Brave Bags" today ...
11/23/2020

The Princeton Police Department would like to recognize and thank Nicole Araujo, who delivered these "Brave Bags" today on behalf of the Matheny Medical and Educational Center. "Brave bags" are complete with artwork on the outside, and small toys, games, and a coloring book for our patrol officers to keep on hand, just in case we come across a child that has been through or witnessed a tough experience.

Matheny is a special hospital and school for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities and a comprehensive outpatient center meeting the health care needs of people with all types of disabilities in the community.

Thank you again, Matheny. Keep up the good work!!

11/20/2020
New Jersey Office of Emergency Management

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management

Attention Quarantine Chefs and Culinary TikTok Stars

It’s almost Thanksgiving and fried turkey is delicious! However, getting that bird to the perfect crispiness can be dangerous. We know many of you have become Quarantine Chefs and Culinary TikTok stars during 2020, but just because you saw a video on YouTube doesn’t mean you have all the facts. We're sure our firefighter followers would agree and have many a fried turkey tale to tell!

Did you know?
Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires.

Five dangers of deep frying a turkey:
1. Turkey fryers can easily tip over, spilling hot cooking oil over a large area.
2. An overfilled cooking pot will cause cooking oil to spill when the turkey is put in, and a partially frozen turkey will cause cooking oil to splatter when put in the pot.
3. Even a small amount of cooking oil spilling on a hot burner can cause a large fire.
4. Without thermostat controls, deep fryers can overheat oil to the point of starting a fire.
5. The sides of the cooking pot, lid and pot handles can get dangerously hot.

Help prevent a turkey fryer fire! For more Thanksgiving Safety Tips visit https://rb.gy/x59ou7

#ReadyNJ
#FriedTurkey
#FireSafety
#TurkeyTime
#Thanksgiving

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New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness
New Jersey Department of Transportation
New Jersey Department of Children and Families
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Thanks to Roxanne Walder and Joseph Kirincich for donating cleaning 🧼 products to our department. We are grateful for th...
11/15/2020

Thanks to Roxanne Walder and Joseph Kirincich for donating cleaning 🧼 products to our department. We are grateful for these useful supplies. Time to roll up our sleeves!

Happy Diwali 🪔 to the one billion people worldwide who celebrate the “Festival of Lights”. As is customary with many hol...
11/13/2020

Happy Diwali 🪔 to the one billion people worldwide who celebrate the “Festival of Lights”. As is customary with many holidays, legal ground based sparklers and novelty fireworks may be used to celebrate 🎉. Special thanks to our community members for providing us with traditional Diwali fare! #Diwali2020

Happy Veteran's Day to those who have served and continue to serve in our nation's Armed Forces🇺🇸
11/11/2020

Happy Veteran's Day to those who have served and continue to serve in our nation's Armed Forces🇺🇸

Happy 245th USMC!🇺🇸
11/10/2020

Happy 245th USMC!🇺🇸

Happy Birthday Marines!

National Traffic Incident Response Awareness WeekNovember 9-15 is National Traffic Incident Awareness Week. We want to t...
11/10/2020

National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week

November 9-15 is National Traffic Incident Awareness Week. We want to take this opportunity to remind drivers to do their part protecting police, DOT workers, and emergency personnel working on New Jersey roadways by remembering to “Slow Down and Move Over.”

11/08/2020

All roads in the John/Witherspoon area have been re-opened to all traffic. The water main break has been fixed.

11/07/2020

Due to a water main break, please try to avoid the areas of John Street near Witherspoon Street and Leigh Avenue. There will be road closures and water disruption in the area until further notice. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

11/06/2020

We are happy share this video announcing the nine recent officer promotions within our department. Many deserving congrats to the newly appointed Chief Christopher Morgan, Captain Jon Bucchere, Lieutenant Matt Solovay, Sergeant Dan Federico, Sergeant Chris Craven, Sergeant James Martinez, Corporal Michael Strobel, Corporal Luis Navas, and Corporal Craig Humble.

If you can, take a moment to catch the sunset 🌅 this evening.  This was taken yesterday by our Princeton, NJ Government ...
11/04/2020

If you can, take a moment to catch the sunset 🌅 this evening. This was taken yesterday by our Princeton, NJ Government staff over the canal on Quaker Road. #november2020 #Princetonsunset #DNRcanal

Feeling emotional and nervous or having trouble sleeping and eating can all be normal reactions to stress.  On National ...
11/04/2020

Feeling emotional and nervous or having trouble sleeping and eating can all be normal reactions to stress. On National Stress Awareness Day, here are some healthy ways to cope with stress (cdc.gov):

1. Take care of yourself.
-Eat healthy, well-balanced meals
-Exercise on a regular basis
-Get plenty of sleep
-Give yourself a break if you feel stressed out

2. Talk to others. Share your problems and how you are feeling and coping with a parent, friend, counselor, doctor, or pastor.

3. Avoid drugs and alcohol. These may seem to help, but they can create additional problems and increase the stress you are already feeling.

4. Take a break. If news events are causing your stress, take a break from listening or watching the news.

5. Recognize when you need more help. If problems continue or you are thinking about suicide, talk to a psychologist, social worker, or professional counselor.

Comes with cool hats 🧑‍🚒
11/02/2020

Comes with cool hats 🧑‍🚒

Looking for your next challenge? Become a volunteer firefighter in Princeton. Build new skills that will help you in all aspects of your life. https://www.princetonnj.gov/resources/joinpfd

The Princeton Police Department wishes everyone a safe and  happy Halloween🍫🍭👻☠️🎃
10/31/2020

The Princeton Police Department wishes everyone a safe and happy Halloween🍫🍭👻☠️🎃

Can you help us identify these two shoplifting suspects?On 10/22/20, the suspect entered Ace Hardware and took possessio...
10/29/2020

Can you help us identify these two shoplifting suspects?

On 10/22/20, the suspect entered Ace Hardware and took possession of a Dewalt 20V Driver kit, valued at $279.99 and left the store.
Witness Description: Black or Hispanic male, medium build and bald wearing an orange hooded sweatshirt with Old Navy written on the front, dark colored pants and a blue facemask.

On 10/24/20, the suspect entered Ace Hardware and concealed a Dewalt ¼ 20V Max Drill (Model # DCK280C2), valued at $239.00 and a Dewalt Small Nagle Grinder (Model # DWE402), valued at $94.99 inside his black backpack and left the scene.
Witness Description: Hispanic male, approx. 5’7” to 5’9” tall, thin build, long dark curly hair, 20’s, wearing a yellow knitted winter hat with black markings, blue facemask, a grey and white jacket, black pants with a white stripe down the side, white sneakers, and a black backpack.

Yesterday, patrols dropped off dozens of Halloween 🎃 treat bags to Arm In Arm located at the Nassau Presbyterian Church....
10/29/2020

Yesterday, patrols dropped off dozens of Halloween 🎃 treat bags to Arm In Arm located at the Nassau Presbyterian Church. This organization works tirelessly to help feed those in need in Mercer County. Many thanks to Cecilia, Gina and Carl for all their hard work. For more information please visit https://arminarm.org/

"Storm's coming!"  Please be prepared for the remnants of Hurricane Zeta Thursday into Friday.  Secure or remove patio f...
10/28/2020

"Storm's coming!" Please be prepared for the remnants of Hurricane Zeta Thursday into Friday. Secure or remove patio furniture, tents, and grills. Patrols will be keeping an eye on our roads for flooding.

Several waves of low pressure, including the remnant low of Zeta, will affect the region Thursday through Friday. The 1st round of heavy rain will pass through on Thursday, then the 2nd round will occur Thursday night through Friday morning. Minor flooding is possible.

The Princeton Police Department is asking our community to adhere to state and local guidance designed to mitigate the s...
10/28/2020

The Princeton Police Department is asking our community to adhere to state and local guidance designed to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 this upcoming Halloween. That guidance currently restricts large indoor and outdoor gatherings. These restrictions apply to the crowds of hundreds (even low thousands) of trick-or-treaters we have seen in recent years in the Franklin, Moore, and Jefferson Streets neighborhood as well as the Ettl Farm community. There are no approved permits for any Halloween related block parties and there are no authorized street closures scheduled. Additional officers from the Patrol and Safe Neighborhood Bureaus have been assigned throughout the town to ensure the safety of those community members celebrating Halloween.
For Halloween safety tips, please visit:
https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/slowing-the-spread/how-can-i-safely-trick-or-treat-and-celebrate-halloween?utm_campaign=20201024_nwsltr_b&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Once again, Safewise, an independent review site, has named Princeton as one of the top ten safest college towns in Amer...
10/27/2020

Once again, Safewise, an independent review site, has named Princeton as one of the top ten safest college towns in America. Princeton was also named one of the safest towns in New Jersey. For more information on their review process, please visit:

https://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-college-towns-america/

Also, don't forget to utilize our RAIDS crime map whenever you have questions about crime in your community.
https://communitycrimemap.com/?address=princeton,nj

Princeton, NJ Government

We are once again holding our annual coat drive ❄️ Please consider donating your gently used winter gear to a good caus...
10/26/2020

We are once again holding our annual coat drive ❄️ Please consider donating your gently used winter gear to a good cause.

#FlashbackFriday to last week when our officers participated in the Special Olympics Torch Run.  The Princeton PD has pa...
10/23/2020

#FlashbackFriday to last week when our officers participated in the Special Olympics Torch Run. The Princeton PD has participated in this event for many years to help raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics. 🏅

Adults and kids alike, follow these quick, easy tips to help everyone enjoy trick-or-treating in the safest way possible...
10/22/2020

Adults and kids alike, follow these quick, easy tips to help everyone enjoy trick-or-treating in the safest way possible this year! #StaySafe #StayHealthy #StaySpooky

Mercer Road (aka Princeton Pike) has a four-ton weight restriction for trucks (8000 pound Gross Vehicle Weight Rating or...
10/21/2020

Mercer Road (aka Princeton Pike) has a four-ton weight restriction for trucks (8000 pound Gross Vehicle Weight Rating or higher). And with good reason. The trucks depicted in the photos are all overweight for Mercer Road. Patrols will be out enforcing these weight restriction violations. If a truck has a valid reason for being on a four-ton road, such as a local delivery, that is okay. But, “the GPS told me to take this route”, is not. State Rt. 206 is the legal and proper choice to come into Princeton for anyone driving large trucks. #pleasestophittingthebridge

New Jersey is celebrating 10 years of keeping new drivers safer with the addition of the red decal and other regulations...
10/20/2020

New Jersey is celebrating 10 years of keeping new drivers safer with the addition of the red decal and other regulations added to the GDL probational license. Learn more at: https://youtu.be/Tb2EV1l0reM #StickToIt #JerseyDrives #TeenDriverSafetyWeek

SCAM ALERT🚨Please do not fall for political fund contribution scams‼️ Research political fundraisers BEFORE donating to ...
10/19/2020
Political Fundraising Scams Aim to Steal Your Donation

SCAM ALERT🚨
Please do not fall for political fund contribution scams‼️
Research political fundraisers BEFORE donating to them. And never feel obligated to give in to high pressure tactics by solicitors.

"Sham PACs ((political action committees) mount aggressive campaigns by phone, mail and social media to lure potential donors, often targeting older Americans....Scam PACs exist primarily to raise money for themselves."

https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2020/political.html

Before donating to a political campaign, verify your funds will go to the candidate you support. Use these tips to protect your donation from scams.

Thank you to all of our crossing guards and the school staff who helped cohort A get to school safely today @princetonhs...
10/19/2020

Thank you to all of our crossing guards and the school staff who helped cohort A get to school safely today @princetonhs #backtoschoolsafety

Car seat laws and installation can be confusing.  What we know for sure is that child safety seats help keep our childre...
10/16/2020

Car seat laws and installation can be confusing. What we know for sure is that child safety seats help keep our children safest when they are passengers. If you have any questions about car seat laws or need assistance with installation, we can help! For information, see the links below, or reach out to one of our car seat technicians at 609-921-2100 ext. 6501.

https://www.nj.gov/oag/hts/downloads/hts-car-childseat-safety-eng.pdf

https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/car-seats-and-booster-seats

Princeton will be participating in the Bicycle Friendly Community program. To help us gain a better understanding of loc...
10/15/2020

Princeton will be participating in the Bicycle Friendly Community program. To help us gain a better understanding of local bicyclists' experiences in our community, we are providing a public survey link so that bicyclists in the Princeton community can provide their input. This survey will remain open through Sunday, November 15. Please be safe out there!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BFC_Fall20

Remember to keep your head up and eyes forward when crossing the street. Listen to one New Jersey mom tell her story: ht...
10/14/2020

Remember to keep your head up and eyes forward when crossing the street. Listen to one New Jersey mom tell her story: https://bit.ly/3nmgF0B #PedestrianSafety #JerseyDrives

10/13/2020
Rut season for Deer

🦌PSA: Be cautious of deer in rutting season while driving. Their behavior is unpredictable and less cautious than usual😳

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