Thursday, September 29, 2022

A Message from the Blairstown Police Department –

The Blairstown Police Department reminds the public that they can download our free app (tip411) through Google Play or the Apple Store to assist with keeping the public and the Police in touch with each other. Sign up to receive alerts on road closings, emergencies in the area, and anything of interest that may impact the public. It is a valuable way of submitting honest tips to the police while doing your part to safeguard our community. 

The public is to be reminded that a number of phone scams have been reported to the police in recent months. Residents have been warned by the caller to turn over funds in order to bail their loved ones from jail. Elderly residents targeted by these scams have become victims. Any unfamiliar incoming calls should be directed to voicemail. If the story sounds incredible, it probably is a scam. 

Another scam brought to our attention is a “mailer” being sent out to residents from “Citizens Behind the Badge”, soliciting donations to law enforcement. This is not a credible entity and we would suggest you not contribute. Any questions regarding scams can be directed to our main number. In the event that law enforcement needs to get involved, our Detective Bureau is ready to assist our residents. 

An important member of our department is Caster, our four-legged canine (K9), handled by Corporal Richard Herzer, also our HLEO. Caster was successful last month in tracking and locating a missing male juvenile from Frelinghuysen. Thank you Caster! 

On May 13th, the Blairstown Police Department will be joining the students at North Warren Regional High School for “Warren County Health and Wellness Field Day”. It is a basketball tournament involving North Warren students and other Warren County schools. It is open to the public. We wish a good turnout to the event as we cheer our students on. 

The annual Memorial Day Parade is just around the corner, stepping off on Sunday, May 29th. The public is reminded to expect traffic delays and road closures, as the town readies itself for the festivities. Route 94 will be closed to all traffic that day from 12:00 noon through 3:00 PM from Lambert Road to Cedar Lake Road. The parade crowd will convene at Footbridge Park, to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday.

Community Training Opportunities:

The Blairstown Police Department is currently certified as an American Safety and Health Institute Training Center. The police department has two Instructors who are certified to instruct C.P.R., First Aid, A.E.D., Oxygen, Wilderness First Aid, First Responder, Bloodborne Pathogen, and various other courses. These courses provide the student with a card and a certification. The police department currently provides training to township employees, school employees, residents, and neighbors. For additional information, contact the police department. https://www.blairstowntownship.org/departments/police_department.php

Contact Info:

Emergency 911

Police Dispatch (908) 362-8266
Records/ Admin. (908) 362-7668
Investigation (908) 362-7499

Animal Control (908) 377-0808
Town Hall (908) 362-6663
Municipal Court (908) 496-4131

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