RECENT NEWS/EVENTS


12/03/16 TRAFFIC ADVISORY

ON SATURDAY 12/03/16 THE BOROUGH OF WESTWOOD WILL BE HOSTING THE ANNUAL HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS PARADE FROM 5PM TO 9PM. THIS PARADE WILL CAUSE SIGNIFICANT TRAFFIC DELAYS THROUGHOUT THE BOROUGH THROUGH 11PM. TRAVELERS ARE ADVISED TO PLAN ALTERNATE ROUTES. THOSE ATTENDING MAY FIND PARKING IN THE MUNICIPAL LOTS OR ON THE STREET. TO READ THE FULL PRESS RELEASE, CLICK HERE.

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

November 20, 2016

(Westwood Borough / Bergen County, NJ) A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will arrive on in December 5th, 2016 to examine all aspects of the Westwood Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services Chief Frank Regino announced today.

“Verification by the assessors that the Westwood Police Department has met the Commission’s “best practice” standards is a voluntary process to achieve accreditation, a measurement of law enforcement professional excellence”, Chief Regino said.

As part of this final on-site assessment, employees and members of the public would like to provide comments to the assessment team. They may do so by telephone or email. The public may call 201-664-2574 on Monday, December 5th, 2016 between the hours of 9:00 a.m.-11:00a.m. Email comments can be sent to fregino@westwoodnj.gov.

Telephone comments are limited to 5 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the accreditation standards. A copy of the standards is available at the Westwood Police Department, 101 Washington Avenue, Westwood, NJ. Please contact the Accreditation office at 201-664-7000. Ext. 158. Read the rest of this entry »

NJ TRANSIT Service Plan for Morning Commute – 09/30/2016

 
 

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NJ TRANSIT service plans for Friday morning, September 30 following a commuter train accident at Hoboken Terminal.  All rail service into and out of Hoboken Terminal remains suspended.  All Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service will resume full service into and out of Hoboken Station.

 

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The following service will be in effect:

  • All New York City bound trains (Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line, MidTOWN DIRECT), Raritan Valley and Atlantic City lines will operate on a normal weekday schedules.
  • Main, Bergen, Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines will continue to operate on a modified weekend schedule originating/terminating in Secaucus.
  • There will be limited rail shuttle service on the Montclair-Boonton Line west of Montclair State University.
  • There will be rail shuttle service on the M&E between Hackettstown and Dover.
  • The Gladstone branch will have its two regularly scheduled MidTOWN DIRECT trains in addition to rail shuttles between Gladstone and Summit.

Customers may experience overcrowding and possible delays caused by congestion.

Metro North Service for Pascack Valley Line and Port Jervis Customers

  • For schedule information, click HERE.

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Westwood Police Seize Handguns, Marijuana From Traffic Stop

May 24, 2016

DSCN1938On May 23rd, 2016 a Westwood Police Officer was on motor patrol near the area of Washington Avenue and Broadway. The Officer observed a grey Mazda make an illegal right turn on red at the traffic signal. They initiated a motor vehicle stop and approached the vehicle which contained five occupants. The Officer made contact with the male operator, Morlin Enrique Vindel-Medina (20) from Wilkes Barre, PA and detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. The Officer removed the driver and the four remaining male passengers from the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded a quantity of marijuana inside a clear bag as well as two handguns, one of which was loaded with hollow point ammunition, as well as a gas operated pistol. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 23, 2016

From May 23rd to June 6th, the Westwood Police Department alongside many across the nation will be participating in the ‘Click It or Ticket Campaign’. The Click It or Ticket is a high-publicity law enforcement effort that gives people more of a reason to buckle up – the increased threat of a traffic ticket. Most people buckle up for safety. But for some people, it is the threat of the ticket that spurs them to put on a safety belt. In Click It or Ticket programs, law enforcement agencies are asked to mobilize to focus on safety belt violations and publicize the stepped-up effort through news media and advertising. It is the two-pronged approach that makes these campaigns powerful: Not only are tickets issued to unbelted motorists, but the surrounding publicity ensures that people know they are more likely to get a ticket.

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