Woodbridge Police Department

Woodbridge Police Department Community Affairs is committed to the involvement of residents of Woodbridge Township in the activities of the Woodbridge Police Department.

Community Affairs is committed to the involvement of residents of Woodbridge Township in the activities of the Woodbridge Police Department. Police Officers are working to become closer to the community, and to meet your expectations of the Police Department in ways that go beyond the duty to protect and serve. Community Affairs is responsible for updating the community on major events within the town and upcoming events created by the Police Department. We are not only working to make the community a safer place for you to live, but are working to make Woodbridge Township a more fun and comfortable place by planning activities to better your relationship with your Police Force. What will be posted on this website: • Community Affairs is constantly creating new ways to highlight how important the residents of Woodbridge Township are. Please visit this page often to stay updated on any events. Our current events include: • The Junior and Senior Police Academies • Creating and organizing Safe Neighborhood Watches • Monitoring and assisting with Youth Activities For further information on upcoming events, please visit the Woodbridge Township website. http://www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us/ If you feel that our mission describes what you aspire to accomplish as a resident of Woodbridge Township, please continue to check this page for future announcements… Important: If you have an emergency or need to report a crime, please DO NOT use our page. It is monitored periodically Monday through Friday during regular business hours. For emergencies call 911 or for non-emergencies call our police desk at 732-634-7700. You can email us with suggestions or thoughts at [email protected] . Emails sent to this address will addressed based on priority

Mission: "Leading the Way to a Safer Community"

HOLIDAY WARNING!!!!** Picking up a gift card for the holidays? **Scammers are printing out their own barcodes and placin...
12/18/2019

HOLIDAY WARNING!!!!

** Picking up a gift card for the holidays? **
Scammers are printing out their own barcodes and placing them over the actual gift card barcode at local retailers. When the card is activated, the money is added to the scammer’s card instead of the card being purchased.

** What can you do to protect yourself? **
Closely examine the back of the gift card before you buy it. Check for signs of tampering, such as barcode stickers. Make sure the gift card’s barcode number, visible through the window on the back of the gift card’s packaging, matches the number on the packaging itself. Pick a gift card from the middle or back of the rack. Criminals will likely go for the front cards because they can commit the crime more quickly.
We wish everyone a joyous and safe holiday season.

Woodbrige Police paying RESPCT to JC Det. Seals.
12/18/2019

Woodbrige Police paying RESPCT to JC Det. Seals.

We had a great time at Build a Bear making bears for children in a time of crisis. Linden Police, Sayreville Police and ...
12/17/2019

We had a great time at Build a Bear making bears for children in a time of crisis. Linden Police, Sayreville Police and Rutgers Newark Police. The bears were bought by Emergi-Clean, Servpro, Carton Contents Services and CBS. 2,000 bears were purchased!!

12/16/2019

*** PLEASE SHARE*** We had two more Twp residents scammed out of thousands of dollars. Every scam we have like is all end the same way. The victim is instructed to BUY GIFT CARDS of any type TO PAY FEES! Please remember YOU DO NOT USE ANY TYPE OF GIFT CARD LIKE TARGET OR GOOGLE PLAY OR ITUNES gift cards to PAY BILLS... PERIOD!!! We are still not sure why store employees are not asking more questions or why signs are not posted about the scams near gift cards. All we can do is keep posting about them in hopes that someone will read this or share this with their friends and family AND STOP THIS. It's happening way too much! Look out for the person in front of you in line... If you think they are buying strange amounts of gift cards, be nosey, they may thank you in the long run. The worst that can happen is they may tell you it’s not your business! This is happening to way more than just the elderly!! And be careful of phone spoofing. These criminals can make it look like they are calling from any number. YOU DO NOT USE GIFT CARDS TO PAY BILLS… READ THAT AGAIN

12/11/2019

Today we had the pleasure of going to RWJH Bristol Meyers Squibb Children’s hospital with Woodbridge Twp IAFF Local 290 to bring toys to the children for Christmas. Thank you for letting us help out!

Today we had the pleasure of going to RWJH Bristol Meyers Squibb Children’s hospital with Woodbridge Twp IAFF Local 290 ...
12/11/2019

Today we had the pleasure of going to RWJH Bristol Meyers Squibb Children’s hospital with Woodbridge Twp IAFF Local 290 to bring toys to the children for Christmas. Thank you for letting us help out!

Great Job!!!!!
12/08/2019

Great Job!!!!!

The North Jersey Young Marines graduated another class today at Colonia High School. Front row left to right: Mya Arvelo, David Campodonico, Giovanni Dersono, Aidenn Foster, Sylas Kadash, Carly McKinney, Derona Reid, Gabriella Reid, Jaden Reid, Emmanuel Rodriguez, Nyelah Rouland and Daniel Ume. Back row: Police Officer Khari Manzini, Larry Fitzel, MJ Kress, Police Officer Francis Lee, Police Officer Eric Ransom, Young Marines Henry Engroff, Robert Wishney and Davin Kress and Veterans Alliance Coordinator John Eberhardt. Congratulations to the graduates and thank you to the leaders for positively impacting the lives of the youth of Woodbridge Township.

This is how my morning started, Amanda thanks for letting Woodbrige Police help you help your students!!!
12/06/2019

This is how my morning started, Amanda thanks for letting Woodbrige Police help you help your students!!!

12/02/2019

*** PLEASE SHARE*** The caller said, a male knocked on her door and identified himself as an employee with PSE&G. The male stated due to the new "Green Law" he needed to check her apartment in order to proceed with a new/more energy proficient plan. The caller observed the male was wearing a PSE&G ID tag, unable to obtain a name on the tag, and was carrying a tablet.

The caller did not let the male inside her apartment, he stayed only in the doorway/hall. The male began to ask her questions in regards to her home and how many devices are connected to the house. The caller stated she became suspicious of the male when his line of questioning became more personnel, such as if there were any dogs in the home and essentially what her work/daily routine schedule was like.

At that point in time, she informed the male that any changes in her account would be made online. The male then left without incident. She called PSE&G and informed them of what just occurred. PSE&G informed her that the male was not associated with them and unknown who he may be.

The male is described as a middle eastern male, full beard, about 5'9 and slender. He was wearing a beige in color suit and appeared to be in his late 20s early 30s. No cameras are located inside the apartment building.

Today we were able to bring 20+ kids to Walmart for a shopping spree. They each got $350 and a police officer to walk ar...
12/01/2019

Today we were able to bring 20+ kids to Walmart for a shopping spree. They each got $350 and a police officer to walk around and shop with them. Afterwards we brought them to the Iselin fire house where more police officers made everyone breakfast. We are so lucky to work with the awesome men and women that We work with. Thank you all for participating, and thank you to everyone who Donated to make this event possible. This was our third year and every year it gets bigger and bigger. ❤️❤️ Some pictures from our event today. More to come

Something special is coming Sunday!! Stay tuned for pictures on Sunday!!
11/27/2019

Something special is coming Sunday!! Stay tuned for pictures on Sunday!!

Thank you Colonia Middle for the goody bag ❤️
11/27/2019

Thank you Colonia Middle for the goody bag ❤️

**PLEASE SHARE** If anyone needs a turkey for Thanksgiving please private message us. We have a few we can give away. Th...
11/26/2019

**PLEASE SHARE** If anyone needs a turkey for Thanksgiving please private message us. We have a few we can give away. Thank you.

While out doing some early-morning shopping ran into another fan of the Woodbrige Police.m!!!
11/24/2019

While out doing some early-morning shopping ran into another fan of the Woodbrige Police.m!!!

please share. Be aware of these scams.
11/21/2019

please share. Be aware of these scams.

Please consider dropping off a toy. There is a box at the police Dept. You can give an unwrapped toy at the police windo...
11/21/2019

Please consider dropping off a toy. There is a box at the police Dept. You can give an unwrapped toy at the police window. Thank you #davidstouchfoundation

Businesses and individuals if you would be interested in donating please read below.  Help us help our community. 
11/21/2019

Businesses and individuals if you would be interested in donating please read below. Help us help our community. 

Always great when we run into people who support the Woodbrige Police and our page!!!!!
11/14/2019

Always great when we run into people who support the Woodbrige Police and our page!!!!!

We found a new partner today in this adorable kindergarten class. Happy Halloween
10/31/2019

We found a new partner today in this adorable kindergarten class. Happy Halloween

***PLEASE SHARE*** We have seen a lot of posts concerning the rain on Halloween. We will not be changing the date of Hal...
10/31/2019

***PLEASE SHARE*** We have seen a lot of posts concerning the rain on Halloween. We will not be changing the date of Halloween. We would like to share that Woodbridge Center Mall will have trick or treating available at participating stores. Starting at 4 pm today. The stores that are participating will have signs up letting you know they have candy! We hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween! Don’t let a little rain ruin your night 👻 🎃 🧟‍♀️ 🧛‍♂️

10/29/2019

Woodbridge Police Department Encourages Safe
Trick-or-Treating during Haunted Halloween

Woodbridge Township Halloween Curfew in Place for Wed., Oct. 30 & Thurs., Oct. 31

Woodbridge Township - Woodbridge Township is under the spell of “Haunted Halloween” with special Township-wide “Spooktacular” events in celebration of the annual recognition of “All Hollows Eve.” As Halloween has grown in popularity, so have responsibilities to safeguard and protect our ‘Trick-or-Treaters’ as they go from house-to-house and to the special holiday events sponsored by the Township Department of Recreation, schools and community groups.

The Woodbridge Police Department (WPD) will enforce a special Halloween curfew on the evenings of Wed., Oct. 30 (Mischief Night) and Thurs., Oct. 31 (Halloween). While scary fun is great, special safety reminders and precautions will be in place to keep Township “Trick-or-Treaters” out of harm’s way. The curfew is in place from 7:00 PM to sunrise on Wed., Oct. 30 and Thurs., Oct. 31 and applies to everyone under the age of 18 (unless accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult). Police will issue a warning and instructions to return home to first-time violators; second offense violators will be held until picked-up by a parent or guardian.

While the Woodbridge Police Department (WPD) will be watching out for our ‘Ghosts & Goblins’ as part of special Halloween patrols and the Health Department is available to provide information on healthy treats, the safety of our youngest ‘Trick-or-Treaters’ falls to parents and older children. We encourage everyone – young and old alike – to think ‘safety first’ as they attend the many Halloween events and as youngsters take to the streets for ‘Trick-or-Treating’ on Halloween.

The WPD also issued important Halloween safety precautions:
• Make sure Trick-or-Treaters know to only approach familiar houses that have outside lights on – that is the signal that the homeowner/resident is ready to greet Trick-or-Treaters. NEVER ENTER A STRANGER'S HOUSE OR VEHICLE;
• Consider using make-up rather than masks. Masks obstruct vision, making it difficult to see oncoming traffic;
• Wear light-colored clothing or add reflective tape to darker costumes;
• Always carry a flashlight or an inexpensive battery-operated strobe light;
• An adult should always accompany small children while Trick-or-Treating. Older children should travel in groups for safety;
• Trick-or-Treat in daylight hours;
• Consider handing out something other than candy - fast food coupons, sports cards and other novelty items make for safe treats;
• Trick-or-Treaters should return home before opening candy and other treats – previously opened candy should be discarded.

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10/28/2019

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Walk for technology fundraiser.
10/23/2019

Walk for technology fundraiser.

Please be advised that tomorrow 10/22/19 between the hours 7am-5pm you may see an increase in police activity in the Col...
10/21/2019

Please be advised that tomorrow 10/22/19 between the hours 7am-5pm you may see an increase in police activity in the Colonia section of town due to a training exercise. There is no need for alarm.

On or about Friday, October 18th   milling and paving operations  will commence on Gill Lane (from Rte. 1 to Conrail Rai...
10/15/2019

On or about Friday, October 18th milling and paving operations will commence on Gill Lane (from Rte. 1 to Conrail Railroad Bridge). Due to some constraints and heavy traffic volume, Gill Lane will be closed to thru traffic but open to local businesses for an estimated 4 days between 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. Variable message signs have been posted advising the public to take alternate route. There will be some traffic disruptions and inconvenience to businesses and commuters traveling this area during the reconstruction. We will try to minimize the impact as much as possible.

We had another victim that fell for the “pay with a gift card” scam. NEVER PAY ANYONE WITH A GIFT CARD!!! If you work at...
10/14/2019

We had another victim that fell for the “pay with a gift card” scam. NEVER PAY ANYONE WITH A GIFT CARD!!! If you work at a place that sells gift cards, ASK THE CUSTOMER WHY THEY ARE PURCHASING LARGE AMOUNTS OF GIFT CARDS!! If you manage a store that sells gift cards, HANG UP WARNING SIGNS... TRAIN YOUR EMPLOYEES TO SPOT WARNING SIGNS OF FRAUD. We all need to work together to stop this. It’s happening way too often. You NEVER pay a bill or a fine with a gift card PERIOD!!!

I enjoy school visits!!!!
10/12/2019

I enjoy school visits!!!!

From a resident this morning ❤️: Good morning. Today at School 26 in Iselin is a Hero Day. My son dressed up as Police O...
10/08/2019

From a resident this morning ❤️: Good morning. Today at School 26 in Iselin is a Hero Day. My son dressed up as Police Officer since he admires all Man and Ladies in Blue. He is only 6 but he recognizes how important and heroic your job is.
Once in a while we get some munchkins for his lunch bag and today was that special day. While we were parking the car one of your officers was walking in. My son couldn’t wait to go in and meet him. Police officer was so nice and kind to him. He took his time to speak with my son Dylan and shake his hand. All the costumers and I were in awe how wonderful he was. Not only he got my son a spider doughnut he also took him to the police car and showed him all the cool and important things inside. The highlight of all of it was that he was able to speak with the dispatcher through police radio.
Dylan is going to remember today for a very long time.
Not all heroes were capes, my son’s hero is wearing blues and today it was your police officer.
Thank you.
Ps. I believe Police Officer said his first name was Mitch but maybe you can recognize him from the pictures and extend My BiG Thank you for being my son’s hero.

We still have breast cancer pins available. If interested in purchasing please personal message us.
10/08/2019

We still have breast cancer pins available. If interested in purchasing please personal message us.

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10/07/2019

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10/06/2019

Our PBA President Ofc. Distelcamp speaking at the candlelight vigil for Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhalival at Dashmesh Darbar. Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhalival was a Sheriff Deputy in Texas who was shot in the back, and killed in the line of duty.

Come on out
10/05/2019

Come on out

Woodbridge Police Officers Jeian Rastegarpanah, Neal Aurrichio and Woodbridge Fire/EMS hockey manager Bijan Rastegarpana...
10/03/2019

Woodbridge Police Officers Jeian Rastegarpanah, Neal Aurrichio and Woodbridge Fire/EMS hockey manager Bijan Rastegarpanah presented a check for $5,000 to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia from money raised during the 8th annual Emergency Services Cup. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is one of the largest and oldest children's hospitals in the world, and United States' first hospital dedicated to the healthcare of children. CHOP has been ranked as the best children's hospital in the United States.

A Breast Cancer Survivor supporting our event!!!Let’s see how many LIKES we can get!!!!#woodbridgepolicesupportingbreast...
10/03/2019

A Breast Cancer Survivor supporting our event!!!Let’s see how many LIKES we can get!!!!
#woodbridgepolicesupportingbreastcancerawareness

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10/02/2019

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Some of our officers who rode in the Tour de Woodbridge
09/29/2019

Some of our officers who rode in the Tour de Woodbridge

Congratulations to officer Christopher Esteves!!!
09/29/2019

Congratulations to officer Christopher Esteves!!!

09/27/2019
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Please share or show to your elderly family friends and neighbors so they can hear how these scams actually work.

Watch this police officer scam a scammer 😂

It is great when I get to meet my fb friends in person!!!
09/27/2019

It is great when I get to meet my fb friends in person!!!

Morning meeting, this crew has the scoop!!!!!
09/27/2019

Morning meeting, this crew has the scoop!!!!!

09/26/2019

***The Woodbridge Police Department will holding a DWI Checkpoint tonight, September 26th, 2019 on Rahway Ave in the Avenel section of Woodbridge Township***

Thursday September 26, 2019 7pm at Iselin Middle School. Try and make to hear Dr. Brooks, a licensed psychologist, speak...
09/23/2019

Thursday September 26, 2019 7pm at Iselin Middle School. Try and make to hear Dr. Brooks, a licensed psychologist, speak about your children and social media. The program is FREE

Come out and support the Woodbridge Barrons Girls Soccer!!
09/22/2019

Come out and support the Woodbridge Barrons Girls Soccer!!

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