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Welcome to the official page of the South River Police Department. Information is shared about community events, safety tips, traffic problems, road closures, department news, missing pets, school closures and much more. This is a non-public forum solely utilized by the Police Department to provide the community with information. If you have an emergency or need to report a crime, please

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We've reached the conclusion of our No-Shave November campaign. Thanks to your generous support, members of our departme...
12/01/2023

We've reached the conclusion of our No-Shave November campaign. Thanks to your generous support, members of our department raised a total of $1,800 towards fighting cancer and raising awareness. On behalf of the entire South River Police Department and South River PBA, thank you for your support and generous donations.

Chief Mark Tinitigan commented “Through all the scratching and itching of their facial hair, all of our participants were happy to be part of a great opportunity to raise awareness. I'm proud of the staff at the South River Police Department for uniting together to raise money for this important cause”.

No-Shave November is all about embracing our hair, which many patients lose during cancer treatment. Money typically spent on razors and shaving during the month is instead donated to charity for cancer research and to aid those fighting cancer battles.

There's still some time left to support the campaign. Donations on behalf of the South River PBA can be made directly to No-Shave.org under their team at the following link:

no-shave.org/team/south-river-pba

11/30/2023

What crime did the Grinch commit, what was he sentenced to, and what date will he repay his debt to the residents of South River? Watch the entire video to find out! More details coming closer to his sentence date!

We caught him! But, what crime did he commit, what was he sentenced to, and what date will he repay his debt to the resi...
11/30/2023

We caught him! But, what crime did he commit, what was he sentenced to, and what date will he repay his debt to the residents of South River? You’ll have to check out our social media accounts tomorrow to find out!

11/29/2023

**HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING**
**THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30th (NEW DATE)**

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Friday night's rainy weather forecast, this event has been changed to Thursday, November 30th beginning at 6:30 PM.

The South River Recreation Tree Lighting takes place tomorrow, November 30th beginning at 6:30 PM. Join us at Dailey's Pond Park (Prospect Street) as our beautiful tree shines for the first time this holiday season. Plenty of fun is planned!

Please expect traffic delays on Prospect Street between William Street and Dailey's Pond Park from approximately 6:00 PM until approximately 7:00 PM due to this event. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route, if possible.

The holiday shopping season is upon us. With more people turning to online shopping each year, it makes a perfect opport...
11/29/2023

The holiday shopping season is upon us. With more people turning to online shopping each year, it makes a perfect opportunity for grinches looking to ruin the holiday spirit by stealing packages from your porch. If you plan on shopping online, check out these tips to help prevent yourself from becoming a victim.

Planning on doing some Cyber Monday shopping today? Review these tips to help protect yourself while shopping online.
11/27/2023

Planning on doing some Cyber Monday shopping today? Review these tips to help protect yourself while shopping online.

The South River Food Bank typically sees an increased need for assistance this time of the year. In order to help them c...
11/25/2023

The South River Food Bank typically sees an increased need for assistance this time of the year. In order to help them continue to assist residents in need, the South River Police Department is hosting a “Cram the Cruiser” food drive to help keep their shelves stocked.

Donations of non-perishable food items can be dropped off in the collection bin in the lobby of South River Police Headquarters (61 Main Street) from now until December 20th.

Suggested items for donation include: peanut butter, jelly, pasta, canned tuna, meals in a can (soup, stew, chili), pork & beans, canned vegetables, cereal, pasta sauce, baking mixes, canned meats, meal mixes (hamburger helper etc.), nuts, rice-a-roni, trail mixes, oatmeal, cereal, granola bars, sugar, powdered milk, and any packaged, non-perishable food items.

If you can’t make our food drive but would like to support the South River Food Bank, donations can be dropped off at the South River Food Bank (98 Jackson Street) during the following times:

- Saturdays: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
- Tuesdays: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
- Tuesdays: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
- Wednesdays: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

For safety reasons, they are unable to accept donations left outside of the building at any other time.

For additional information, the South River Food Bank can be reached at 732-238-3020.

Black Friday means the holiday shopping season is officially upon us! Here are some reminders to keep you safe and prote...
11/24/2023

Black Friday means the holiday shopping season is officially upon us! Here are some reminders to keep you safe and protected while shopping this season.

We hope you have an enjoyable Thanksgiving spent with family and friends. Thank you for your support throughout the year...
11/23/2023

We hope you have an enjoyable Thanksgiving spent with family and friends. Thank you for your support throughout the year!

Tonight is Thanksgiving Eve, also known as "Blackout Wednesday", and one of the biggest drinking nights of the year. The...
11/22/2023

Tonight is Thanksgiving Eve, also known as "Blackout Wednesday", and one of the biggest drinking nights of the year. The period between Thanksgiving Eve and New Year's is the most dangerous time of the year for drunk driving, binge drinking and alcohol related fatalities.

The statistics in this image highlight the dangers of holiday drinking and alcohol-related deaths and injuries.

Plan ahead to help ensure you and others have a safe holiday season. If you plan on drinking, be sure to have a designated driver, call a sober friend for a ride, call a taxi, or use a ridesharing service.

It’s No-Shave November photo update time. Here we have some of our officers showing off their beard growing efforts. Tha...
11/22/2023

It’s No-Shave November photo update time. Here we have some of our officers showing off their beard growing efforts. Thanks to your generous support, we have raised $1,700 towards fighting cancer, surpassing our goal of $1,000.

There is still time to support our cancer fighting efforts. Donations on behalf of the South River Police Department and South River PBA can be made directly to No-Shave.org under the South River PBA team at the link below.

No-Shave November is all about embracing our hair, which many patients lose during cancer treatment. Money typically spent on razors and shaving during the month is instead donated to charity for cancer research and to aid those fighting cancer battles.

no-shave.org/team/south-river-pba

Last week, the South River Police Department began a holiday safety campaign, with the goal of keeping our residents saf...
11/21/2023

Last week, the South River Police Department began a holiday safety campaign, with the goal of keeping our residents safe this holiday season. This campaign, planned to continue throughout the holiday season, supplements routine patrol staffing levels with additional officers using unmarked police vehicles, bicycle patrol, foot patrol, and plain clothes. Officers assigned take a proactive approach to addressing concerns including speeding, package theft, parking issues, narcotics activity, suspicious persons, suspicious vehicles, impaired driving, and quality of life issues. The first week of the campaign has resulted in several arrests and multiple summonses for motor vehicle and parking infractions.

The South River Police Department is partnering with the South River Council of Congregations to bring a Holiday Angel T...
11/20/2023

The South River Police Department is partnering with the South River Council of Congregations to bring a Holiday Angel Tree to South River. This is the perfect opportunity to make a less fortunate child's holiday season a little brighter. If you're interested in helping, simply visit the tree in the lobby of Police Headquarters (61 Main Street), select a gift recipient of your choice from the tree, shop for the child based on their preferences, then drop the gift(s) off to us by December 15th. We'll arrange to have the child receive the gift(s) from Santa! Any questions can be directed to Officer Stone at [email protected] or 732-254-1150, extension 136. Please return gift tags with new, unwrapped gifts.

11/19/2023

REMINDER: Borough Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th in observance of Thanksgiving. Normal schedules resume on Monday, November 27th.

11/18/2023

Due to water main break repairs taking in the area of Constitution Way and Congress Lane, area residents may experience low water pressure and/or discolored water. In addition, residents in the immediate area may lose water service during the repair process. Repairs will begin shortly and are anticipated to be completed this evening.

While repairs are being made, the area will be subject to road closures. Motorists are requested to avoid the area, if possible.

Running your cold water for several minutes as well as flushing your toilets once or twice may clear up any discoloration in some cases. If experiencing discolored water, avoid doing laundry until the color returns to normal.

Please monitor NIXLE text and email alerts for any updates. For information on how to subscribe, visit southriverpd.org/social-media

South River Public Works

It’s No-Shave November photo update time. Here we have some of our officers showing off their beard growing efforts. Tha...
11/17/2023

It’s No-Shave November photo update time. Here we have some of our officers showing off their beard growing efforts. Thanks to your generous support, we have raised $1,675 towards fighting cancer, surpassing our goal of $1,000.

There is still time to support our cancer fighting efforts. Donations on behalf of the South River Police Department and South River PBA can be made directly to No-Shave.org under the South River PBA team at the link below.

No-Shave November is all about embracing our hair, which many patients lose during cancer treatment. Money typically spent on razors and shaving during the month is instead donated to charity for cancer research and to aid those fighting cancer battles.

no-shave.org/team/south-river-pba

Hello! I was found in the area of Draeger Place, please call 732-238-1000 if you are my owner.
11/12/2023

Hello! I was found in the area of Draeger Place, please call 732-238-1000 if you are my owner.

11/11/2023

Due to water line repairs taking place we on Garwood Street near Wilcox Avenue, area residents may experience low water pressure and/or discolored water. In addition, residents in the immediate area may lose water service during the repair process. Repairs will begin shortly and are anticipated to be completed by this evening.

Running your cold water for several minutes as well as flushing your toilets once or twice may clear up any discoloration in some cases. If experiencing discolored water, avoid doing laundry until the color returns to normal.

Please monitor NIXLE text and email alerts for any updates. For information on how to subscribe, visit southriverpd.org/social-media

South River Public Works

11/11/2023

**TRAFFIC ALERT: MAIN STREET**
**VETERANS DAY CEREMONY**

Due to a Veterans Day ceremony taking place in front of the War Memorial Building (64 Main Street) at 11:00 AM today, Main Street between Thomas Street and Jackson Street will be subject to traffic closures from approximately 10:45 AM until approximately 11:45 AM.

Motorists should anticipate traffic delays in the area and plan an alternate route, if possible.

To the men and women who have served or continue to serve, thank you for your sacrifice and service.
11/11/2023

To the men and women who have served or continue to serve, thank you for your sacrifice and service.

11/08/2023

REMINDER: Borough Offices will be closed on Friday, November 10th in observance of Veterans Day. Normal schedules resume on Monday, November 13th.

For the seventh year, residents can anticipate South River Police Officers and staff members sporting mustaches and bear...
11/06/2023

For the seventh year, residents can anticipate South River Police Officers and staff members sporting mustaches and beards.

“As part of the South River Police Department’s and South River PBA's participation in the No-Shave November campaign, the usually well-groomed officers and employees from the South River Police Department will be ditching their razors for the month all in the name of raising money and awareness for cancer”, Chief Mark Tinitigan announced. “Residents in South River can expect our officers to be sporting more facial hair than usual during the month of November”.

No-Shave November is all about embracing our hair, which many patients lose during cancer treatment. Money typically spent on razors and shaving during the month is instead donated to charity for cancer research and to aid those fighting cancer battles. Each participating officer has personally made a monetary donation to the cause.

“I look forward to seeing our department displaying facial hair for a worthwhile cause and thank our officers and employees for participating”, Tinitigan further said. “Starting in December, our department’s grooming policy will be back in full effect until next November”.

Donations on behalf of the South River PBA can be made directly to No-Shave.org under their team (see the link below). The goal of the department is to raise $1,000 initially. Last year we surpassed this goal. Can we do it again? Residents can keep an eye on our department’s various social media accounts for updates and pictures during the month.

no-shave.org/team/south-river-pba

Found in the area of Jackson Street and Obert Street, please call 732-238-1000 if you’re the owner
11/04/2023

Found in the area of Jackson Street and Obert Street, please call 732-238-1000 if you’re the owner

Back during the COVID-19 pandemic, several officers joined the ranks of the South River Police department without having...
11/01/2023

Back during the COVID-19 pandemic, several officers joined the ranks of the South River Police department without having the opportunity to be sworn in, in front of friends and family. Earlier this week, they finally had that chance. Pictured are Patrolman Brian Presti, Patrolman Nicholas Swineford, and Patrolman (now Detective) Mark Kukoda being sworn in by Mayor John Krenzel. Also sworn in, but not pictured, are Patrolman Kyle Stevens, Patrolman David Rader, and Patrolman Matthew McCann. All have completed the department’s Field Training Program and have been proudly serving and protecting the residents of South River. Please join us in giving them a long overdue welcome to the South River Police Department!

11/01/2023

**TRAFFIC ALERT**
**ROAD CLOSURE**

Due to a fuel spill, the Veterans Memorial Bridge heading from South River towards Sayreville is closed to traffic. Traffic traveling from Sayreville into South River is not affected.

Additionally, Jackson Street, Water Street, and several portions of Whitehead Avenue are also subject to traffic delays.

While cleanup is taking place, motorists should anticipate traffic delays in the area and plan another route, if possible.

In addition to having extra officers out patrolling today to keep South River’s trick-or-treaters safe, SRPD officers we...
11/01/2023

In addition to having extra officers out patrolling today to keep South River’s trick-or-treaters safe, SRPD officers were also out and about handing out candy to South River’s youngest residents. We hope everyone had a great Halloween!

Yesterday, SRPD officers were in attendance at Saint Mary of Ostrabrama’s trunk-or-treat. Thank you to everyone for stop...
10/31/2023

Yesterday, SRPD officers were in attendance at Saint Mary of Ostrabrama’s trunk-or-treat. Thank you to everyone for stopping by!

Found on Whitehead Avenue, please call 732-238-1000 if you’re the owner
10/30/2023

Found on Whitehead Avenue, please call 732-238-1000 if you’re the owner

Last week, SRPD officers held Halloween safety presentations at the South River Elementary School and South River Primar...
10/30/2023

Last week, SRPD officers held Halloween safety presentations at the South River Elementary School and South River Primary School. Students had the chance to learn how to stay safe this Halloween season while having a fun time! Head over to southriverpd.org for Halloween safety tips.

A few Halloween safety tips from SRPD! Head over to southriverpd.org for additional tips. We hope you all have a safe an...
10/30/2023

A few Halloween safety tips from SRPD! Head over to southriverpd.org for additional tips. We hope you all have a safe and fun Halloween!

Earlier today, SRPD officers were in attendance at the Spooktacular Auto Show and Trunk-or-Treat at South River VFW. Tha...
10/29/2023

Earlier today, SRPD officers were in attendance at the Spooktacular Auto Show and Trunk-or-Treat at South River VFW. Thank you to everyone for stopping by!

Yesterday, we shared information about National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and our Project Medicine Drop Box. Since...
10/28/2023

Yesterday, we shared information about National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and our Project Medicine Drop Box. Since this box doesn't accept needles or sharps, we're offering some suggestions on how to properly dispose of them. If not disposed of properly, needles and other sharps used to administer medication to people and pets can cause injury and spread infections. Safe sharps disposal is important whether you are at home, at work, at school, traveling or in public places such as hotels, parks and restaurants. For a disposal guide and a list of drop off locations in your area, visit www.SafeNeedleDisposal.org

10/28/2023

South River's 2023 fall hydrant flushing program will continue to run until November 2nd.

To find out when the area of South River you reside in will be affected, visit www.southrivernj.org or the following link:

www.southrivernj.org/249/Hydrant-Flushing

During hydrant flushing, there may be a decrease in water pressure as well as a discoloration in the water. This is not harmful and will not affect the safety of the water for drinking and sanitation purposes. If discoloration occurs, run your cold water for several minutes and flush your toilets once or twice to clear your lines. All residents are urged not to do laundry while hydrant flushing is taking place in their neighborhood.

Saturday, October 28th is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. This day is meant to address a crucial public safety...
10/27/2023

Saturday, October 28th is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. This day is meant to address a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.7 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

Medications not properly disposed of can cause harm to the environment. Medications left around the house can fall into the wrong hands where they can be abused or accidentally ingested by children.

Residents can safely dispose unused, unwanted or expired medications at our "Project Medicine Box" drop off point in the lobby of our police headquarters at 61 Main Street. Resembling a mailbox, the drop box accepts prescription medications in the form of pills, tablets, capsules, patches and pet medications (no liquids or syringes).

Although this service is available to the public 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the South River Police Department uses National Prescription Drug Take Back Day as a reminder to perform the important task of safely disposing these items. As part of the previous National Take Back Day, 332 tons of medications were safely disposed of at drop off locations around the country.

When turning in medication, empty them into a plastic or ziplock type bag, tie or seal the bag and place it into the drop box. Please do not put containers, boxes or anything containing personal information into the drop box.

South River’s Project Medicine Drop is a cooperative effort of the South River Police Department, New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and New Jersey Attorney General's Office.

For more information on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, visit www.deatakeback.com

For more information on Project Medicine Drop, visit www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/meddrop

Project Medicine Drop is one of many no cost programs offered to residents by the South River Police Department. Other programs include:

- Operation Blue Angel
- Child Safety Seat Inspections
- Home Security Inspections
- Unoccupied Residence Program
- Special Needs Registry
- Business Registration Program
- Anonymous Tip Line & Online Report-it Form

For more information on these programs as well as the many community events our department offers throughout the year, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or visit us online at www.southriverpd.org.

Yesterday morning, officers from our department attended the 21st annual Blue Mass held by the Diocese of Metuchen at th...
10/26/2023

Yesterday morning, officers from our department attended the 21st annual Blue Mass held by the Diocese of Metuchen at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi. They were joined by other local, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to honor all active, retired, and deceased officers.

Last week, South River Police Department officers were outside of the South River Public Schools promoting National Walk...
10/26/2023

Last week, South River Police Department officers were outside of the South River Public Schools promoting National Walk to School Month. Officers spent time chatting with the students about about safety while walking to school and handing out pencils and bracelets, courtesy of Keep Middlesex Moving Inc.

SRPD officers were in attendance at South River Recreation’s trunk-or-treat this past weekend. Thank you to everyone for...
10/24/2023

SRPD officers were in attendance at South River Recreation’s trunk-or-treat this past weekend. Thank you to everyone for stopping by!

10/24/2023

Due to water main break repairs taking place on Holmes Avenue, area residents may experience low water pressure and/or discolored water. In addition, residents in the immediate area may lose water service during the repair process. Repairs will begin shortly and are anticipated to be completed by approximately 8:00 PM today.

Running your cold water for several minutes as well as flushing your toilets once or twice may clear up any discoloration in some cases. If experiencing discolored water, avoid doing laundry until the color returns to normal.

Please monitor NIXLE text and email alerts for any updates. For information on how to subscribe, visit southriverpd.org/social-media

South River Public Works

10/21/2023

**TRAFFIC ALERT / ROAD CLOSURE**
**PROSPECT STREET**

Due to a motor vehicle accident involving a damaged utility pole, Prospect Street will be closed between Florence Avenue and June Street while repairs are being made. Motorists are asked to avoid the area and plan an alternate route, if possible.

During the repair process, power outages in the immediate area are possible. Repairs are anticipated to be completed by approximately 3:00 PM.

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