RECENT NEWS/EVENTS

Westwood Police Department Swears In New Chief

 

April 17, 2018

The Westwood Police Department would like to congratulate Michael Pontillo on his promotion to Chief of Police.

Chief Pontillo has been serving the Borough of Westwood since 1998 and with this promotion becomes the youngest Chief in the Pascack Valley.

Pictured are Former Chief Frank Regino, Police Commissioner Robert Bicocchi, the family of Chief Pontillo, Chief Pontillo, Mayor Birkner, and Deputy Police Commissioner Ray Arroyo.

The ceremony was well attended.

 

April 1, 2018

 

With April comes a crackdown across the State for distracted driving.

The U Drive, U Text, U Pay campaign is a high visibility effort to enforce distracted driving laws.

Expect to see your Westwood Police Department out as a part of this campaign throughout the month of April.

Put down the phone and save a life!

Camera Registry Program

 

The Westwood Police Department announces the implementation of a Surveillance Camera Registry. 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 pertinent information that could help facilitate investigations, thus keeping the community safer. The Westwood Police Department asks residents and business owners across the borough to register their privately owned surveillance camera systems.

The Westwood Police Department is committed to our partnership with the residents and business owners in our community. 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 pertinent information that could help facilitate our investigation, thus keeping our community safer. We ask residents and business owners across the borough to register their privately owned surveillance camera systems. As we investigate criminal incidents, we may be able to use the information or footage gathered from your system to assist in the apprehension and prosecution of the criminals involved. After registering your camera, you would only be contacted by the Westwood Police Department if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your security system. Police personnel, if necessary, may request to view your footage in order to assist in the investigation. Help us make Westwood an undesirable place for criminals to commit crimes and help keep your entire community safe!

 

Registration Forms are available at Police Headquarters or here. Completed applications can be dropped off or emailed to mfortunat@westwoodnj.gov.

 

 

Public Safety Announcement

February 12, 2018
In order to increase awareness regarding Pedestrian Safety, The Westwood Police Department, under the direction of Councilman Robert Bicocchi and Council President Chris Montana, who heads The Westwood Borough Pedestrian Safety Task Force, is seeking the cooperation of this community in reducing the number of pedestrian and bicyclist involved accidents in town.
 
As such, we ask for all drivers, pedestrians or bicyclists to use courtesy, diligence, patience and attention while traveling in the area as we work to improve the safety to all who visit here. The Westwood Police Department is adopting a zero tolerance approach to violations that affect pedestrian safety.

 

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