Thursday, September 24, 2015

Riverside Police Record Eighth Narcan Save of 2015

On 9/23/15 Riverside Police were dispatched to the area of Polk and Madison Streets for a male laying on the sidewalk with an unknown problem.  Upon arrival the subject was unconscious and
not breathing.  Officers acted quickly and administered first aid including the use of Narcan(Naloxone) which is used to reverse the effects of opioids.  The male regained consciousness and was transported to the hospital for further evaluation.  Yesterday's Narcan deployment resulted in the eighth save this year by the Riverside Police Department. 

In addition to Riverside officers carrying Narcan to combat this nationwide epidemic, Lt. Lou Fisher of the Riverside Police Department, has implemented and new program entitled T.I.P. (Treatment Incentive Program).  This program is designed to target individuals of addiction that are at high risk of overdose and committing theft related crimes to support their addiction.  He works with those individuals to seek out long term in-patient treatment as an alternative to incarceration.  The T.I.P. program is an abstinence based program that supports sober living.  If you or your loved one has succumbed to addiction, and have thought about or committed theft related crimes to support your addiction, please contact Lt. Lou Fisher at

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Riverside Light Rail Stop Closed During Papal Visit

Travel Alert: The Riverside stop for the Light Rail will be closed for the Papal visit from 7:00 p.m on 9/25/15 until 6:00 a.m. 9/28/15. Please see New Jersey Transits website for details and travel alternatives:

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Riverside Police Seeking Part-Time Officers

The Riverside Township Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of part-time Police Officer.  Applicants must be New Jersey PTC certified as a Police Officer or Class II Special Law Enforcement Officer.  Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest, a resume, and an application which can be found at:  Employment Application

Completed applications can be mailed to PO Box 188 Riverside, NJ 08075 or delivered personally to 1 W. Scott St. Riverside, NJ 08075.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Fugitive of 14 Years Apprehended by Riverside "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" DWI Patrol

     On September 7, Riverside police working the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” grant apprehended a suspect that fled to Puerto Rico approximately 15 years ago after facing several charges in Camden County.  
     Angel Cosme, 34 of Riverside, was unable to provide police with any identification after being stopped for a minor motor vehicle violation.  He identified himself as Luis Rodriquez Rivera.  His mother was in the area at the time of the motor vehicle stop.  She refused to provide any information about her son’s identity. 
     Mr. Cosme was taken into custody and transported to the Riverside Police station where his true identity was discovered, along with two active 14 year old arrest warrants in NCIC.  Mr. Cosme had been living in Puerto Rico for most of the past 16 years and only recently returned because of an ill family member. 

     In addition to his outstanding warrants, Cosme now faces charges of providing False Written Statements, Hindering His Own Apprehension, and Driving While Suspended. Mr. Cosme was lodged in Burlington County Jail on $5,000 bail. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Riverside Police K-9 Certified and Presented to Township Committee

The Riverside Police Department is pleased to announce our K-9, Nikko,  has completed his training certifications and was presented to the Township Committee last night before his first day on duty.  Ptl. Anthony Congemi worked with trainer Perry Parks of Absolute Control Dog Training since May to become certified.  Nikko has been certified in narcotics detection and as a patrol dog.  He is capable of tracking missing persons, finding articles, and criminal apprehension.  We would like to thank Mr. Parks for generously donating his time to train Ptl. Congemi and Nikko.  Mr. Parks is a retired police K-9 handler from Medford Township.  We would also like to thank Dean DeJosesph, of De Pro's Auto body in Riverside, for donating his time and materials to repaint the K-9 vehicle and Concord Pets of Mt. Laurel for their monthly donation of K-9 supplies!

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