Police Department Receives Accreditation
On June 11th, Chief Steven Hennelly and Lieutenant Thomas Miller appeared before the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Accreditation Commission in the final step of the Accreditation process. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Chatham Township Police Department was unanimously approved and is now recognized as a fully Accredited Law Enforcement agency.
Accredited status represents a significant professional achievement for the agency and acknowledges the implementation of policies and procedures that are conceptually sound, operationally effective and recognized as best practice by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police.
New Jersey Special Olympics Torch Run
On June 12th, Officers Muta Blanford and Anthony Loporto of the Chatham Township Police Department participating in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for the New Jersey Special Olympics. Starting at Cougar Field, the officers ran 5.5 miles in 93 degree heat to the McDonalds on Springfield Avenue in New Providence, where the torch was passed over to other law enforcement officers. What a great job by these two fine officers!!!
Neighborhood Watch Program
The Chatham Township Police Department and Township Committee has launched a new community-wide Neighborhood Watch Program aimed at educating residents on how they can help prevent crime while implementing home and personal security strategies. Members of the Police Department, along with Mayor Kevin Sullivan and Deputy Mayor Curt Ritter, hosted a public meeting on June 9th at the Municipal Building. More than twenty residents were in attendance and the program is off to a strong start.
If you are interested in learning about the neighborhood watch program, or starting one in your neighborhood, please contact Officer Michael Bloom at 973-377-0100 ex. 551 or by email MBloom@ctpd.net to learn more.
Chatham Township was named to a list of the 100 Safest Cities in America.
Chatham Township was ranked No. 14 on the list of safest cities from SafeWise, a community-focused security organization committed to increasing safety education, awareness, and preparedness.
“This sleepy community, located in Morris County near the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, has devoted significant resources to community policing,” the report said. “The police department has created ‘10 Community Policing Districts’ with trained officers who routinely offer outreach services in each district.”
SafeWise reported the following statistics for Chatham Township:
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