Carteret Crime Prevention Bureau Hosts Neighborhood Watch Seminars

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CARTERET — The Carteret Police Department has expanded its Neighborhood Watch program to include a community Neighborhood Watch Workshop series, as a means to heighten crime awareness and safety in the borough.

“This is just one of many measures we are taking both within and beyond the Police Department to combat crime,” Mayor Daniel Reiman said. “Many of our residents have already registered with our Neighborhood watch, and are actively participating in our crime prevention workshops. It is clear that we have a community-wide commitment to crime prevention and safer neighborhoods.”

Workshops will be hosted every other Wednesday, beginning March 13 at 6:30 pm, at the Thomas J. Deverin Community Center and Library. Other dates for Saturday workshops are pending.

Other dates include:

  • March 16 (Saturday, 10 a.m.)
  • March 27
  • April 10
  • April 20 (Saturday, 10 a.m.)
  • April 24
  • May 15
  • May 29
  • June 12
  • July 17
  • August 14
  • September 18
  • October 16
  • November 13
  • December 11

More information and registration forms for Carteret’s Neighborhood Watch program may be found at www.carteret.net .

Reiman noted that while his administration has reduced staffing levels in most departments, emergency services have been an exception, and that the borough is in the process of hiring up to 10 additional full time police officers, and dozens of additional class I and II special law enforcement officers.

The mayor also announced that the borough is offering $2,500 rewards for information that leads to the detection, apprehension, and conviction of any person guilty of burglary or robbery in Carteret. The reward is being offered in the wake of a number of recent burglaries and attempted break-ins that have occurred in some neighborhoods. The Carteret Police Department has been actively investigating, according to Reiman.

Anyone who has detailed or specific information regarding criminal activity may call the Carteret Police Department’s tip line at 1-732-541-3852, or 1-732-541-3866 / 911 if any suspicious activity is seen.


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