Steven E. Hennelly
Chief of Police
401 Southern Boulevard
Chatham, New Jersey 07928
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NATIONAL NIGHT OUT- Tuesday August 1, 2017
It's America's Night Out Against Crime!
The "34th Annual National Night Out", a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 1, 2017.
Last year's National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all, over 37 million people participated in National Night Out 2016.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to:
In years past, neighborhoods throughout the community have held block parties, cookouts and other types of social events. Members of the Chatham Township Police Department, elected township officials and the ever popular “McGruff” the Crime Dog will visit all of the locations throughout the evening.
For more information and to let us know that your neighborhood is planning an event this year, please contact Detective Dave Gallo at 973-377-0121 by Thursday July 27, 2017.
New Officers Join Police Department
On July 20, 2017 Connor Manning of Denville (l) and Christopher Schulz (r) of Wood-Ridge became the newest members of the Chatham Township Police Department. Both officers have been assigned to Field Training Officers (FTO) and are now the newest members of the patrol division.
12th Safest Community by Alarm.com
Chatham Township is once again recognized as one of the safest communities in New Jersey. With Community Policing and Neighborhood Watch programs in place, our community continues to be ranked year after year as one of the safest places to live.
42nd Safest City in America - 7th in New Jersey
"The people of Chatham Township, New Jersey, have helped make their city one of the safest in America for the second year in a row. In fact, one of the peskiest problems for the residents isn’t criminals, but rather their black bear neighbors. To make sure everyone lives in harmony, the Chatham Township Board of Health educates about proper black bear protocol to keep residents—and bears—safe. Plus, it regularly updates its website with information about local virus outbreaks and preventative health tips, like vaccinations schedules and recommendations to keep people in ship shape".
Chatham Township Perspectives
This new communications initiative features a series of Q&A-style videos with key Township officials, and volunteers. Learn more about those who serve and volunteer in your community.