Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Riverside Police Begin Security Camera Registration Program

Do you currently have video surveillance at your home or business?  If you do, we'd like to hear from you. 
Video surveillance is one of the best methods for identifying criminals and apprehending suspects.  Installing video surveillance is a great example of community-police partnerships and is something we highly value as a police agency serving our community.

HOW DOES IT WORK? 
The Riverside Police Department is committed to our partnership with residents and business owners. Many business owners and residents currently operate surveillance systems at their businesses and/or homes.  As crimes occur nearby, they are not always aware that their system may have captured information that could help solve the crime.  In turn, the police are also not always aware who may have this potentially vital information.
The Police Department is asking residents and businesses to register their privately owned camera systems.  As the Police Department responds to criminal incidents in our community, we may be able to use the information or footage gathered from the security cameras to assist in the
apprehension and prosecution of the criminals involved. 
 
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF REGISTERING YOUR CAMERA?
By registering, the police department can quickly identify nearby cameras that may have captured criminal activity. After registering your camera, you would only be contacted by the Riverside Police Department if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your security camera.  Police personnel, if necessary, may request to view your camera footage in order to assist in the investigation.  Make Riverside an undesirable place for criminals to commit crime and help keep your entire community safe!

REGISTRATION

If you would like to tell us that you have video surveillance and allow officers to contact you, should a crime occur in or near where your cameras are installed, we kindly ask that you let us know by filling out our registration form.

Register Your Camera Here

The information is strictly confidential and will only be maintained by the Riverside Police Department.


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Riverside Police Publish First Annual Report


The Riverside Police Department is proud to announce that we have just published our first annual report.   It has been produced in an effort to increase agency transparency and accountability to the public.   We hope this report provides valuable insight to the public of the issues we face and the services our agency provides.  We will continue to strive to provide the highest quality police service to our community with professionalism, respect, and integrity. 

The report can be view by clicking the link below or on the sidebar of the Riverside Police Information Center.

 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Chief Eliason Assumes Position on County Chiefs' Executive Board

Congratulations to Riverside's Chief of Police, William T. Eliason!  Chief Eliason was sworn in last night as Sergeant at Arms for the Burlington County Police Chiefs' Association.  We also congratulate the entire 2016 Executive Board.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Snow Storm Reminders Issued by Township Administrator



"Due to the possible impending snow storm, we would like to remind you of some important dos and don'ts:
*DO NOT travel during the storm unless absolutely necessary! Snow plowing is a time consuming operation, which is made more difficult with vehicles on the roadway.  If you must be on the roadways, DO NOT follow too closely or pass plow trucks. Be aware of trucks turning around or backing up during snow clearing of intersections.
*DO NOT park on the roadways if possible.  Please utilize ALL OFF-STREET PARKING if it is available. This allows our drivers to plow curb to curb.
*DO NOT shovel or blow snow into the street! This includes shoveling out vehicles from the roadway.  All snow is to be shoveled back behind the curbline.  While we understand the perception that the plows will simply remove the snow put in the street, the reality is that it actually creates hazardous road conditions.  Any individual found to be shoveling or blowing snow into the street will receive a summons for Municipal Court from the Police Department, NO EXCEPTIONS!
DO clear your sidewalks and driveway aprons.  Sidewalks MUST be cleared of snow within 24 hours of the conclusion of the storm event.  When removing snow from the driveway, place the snow to the left of your driveway apron (when looking at your home).  Driveways or parking spots, which are cleared immediately after a storm and before the roadways are fully plowed, MAY BE PLOWED BACK IN! It is not the Township's responsibility to reopen driveways.
DO clear the area around fire hydrants.  If you have a fire hydrant located on your property, shovel the snow away from it, so that firefighters can quickly locate it in an emergency!
DO mark out property lines if there is no curbing on your property.  Sometimes, on uncurbed streets, lawns may be damaged from plowing, if not marked properly.  The Township will not reimburse property owners for damage sustained on your property if it is not marked properly.
The Township road crew consists of two (2) full-time employees and three (3) part-time employees, and is assisted by the Authority during snow events. Depending on the amount and severity of a snowstorm, it may take the road crew four to eight hours after the snow ends to complete the plowing/salting of the roads. Curb to curb plowing requires two to three passes per side on most streets.  Please be patient!  The order of snow plowing streets is as follows: main roads, secondary roads, side streets, and finally, public lots and sidewalks.
Should you have any questions, please contact 856-461-1460 x4, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and leave a message if necessary.  Thank you for your cooperation.  Stay safe!"

Clothing Drop Off Bins Support Riverside Police Explorers




Recycle your old clothing and shoes, and support the Riverside Police Explorers program at the same time.  The Riverside Police Explorers Post is an organization affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America. The Explorers program is open to youths ages 15-21, many of whom have a desire to pursue a career in law enforcement.  Explorers learn and experience different aspects of law enforcement under the supervision and guidance of members of the Riverside Police Department.

Although they have no law enforcement authority, they often augment the Police Department by assisting with community related functions.   Activities of the Explorers include, but are not limited to, training, ride-alongs, assistance at public events, and community service. 

Rear of Police Station
In an effort to maintain the program, the Riverside Police Explorers have sponsored clothing drop bins in three locations throughout town. All the money generated from the bins goes directly to the Explorer Program. There is one drop bin located behind the police station, one in the fire station parking lot, and two located in the rear of Dollar General on Whittaker and Fairview St.   Thanks to businesses like Dollar General and the cooperation of the Riverside Fire Company, the Riverside Police Explorer Program is one of the most successful in the area.  If your business is in a high traffic area and would like to sponsor a bin, please contact:  Patrolman Anthony Cicali.
Dollar General Fairview/ Whittaker St.

Riverside Fire Company Parking Lot





















Monday, January 4, 2016

Help Support our K9 Unit!


Ptl. Congemi and K9 Nikko



The Riverside Police Department is currently seeking donations to assist with the purchase of a new vehicle for our canine unit.  The unit is currently assigned to a 15 year old vehicle with well over 100,000 miles.  

K9 Nikko is certified for patrol, narcotics detection, and is capable of tracking suspects and missing persons.  Nikko along with his handler, Ptl. Anthony Congemi, trained for hundreds of hours and have become a valuable asset to the Riverside Police Department and surrounding communities.
 
They have responded to requests for mutual aid in Delanco, Delran, Palmyra, and Willingboro to assist with tracking suspects and narcotics detection.   They have also conducted numerous successful narcotics searches, tracking of suspects, and one criminal apprehension of a fleeing suspect in Riverside.  Ptl. Congemi and Nikko also conduct foot patrols and participate in community event demonstrations.   If you are able to support our K9 unit please send donations to: 

Township of Riverside K9 Fund
P.O. Box 188
Riverside, NJ 08075.  



Any amount is appreciated!  Thank you for your support!

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