Carteret, NJ – Mayor Dan Reiman has announced that the Carteret Police Department has expanded its Neighborhood Watch program to include a community Neighborhood Watch Workshop series, as a means to heighten crime awareness and safety in the Borough.
Workshops are hosted every other Wednesday, at 6:30 pm, at the Thomas J. Deverin Community Center and Library. Dates for Saturday workshops are pending. More information and registration forms for Carteret’s Neighborhood Watch program may be found at www.carteret.net .
Other dates include:
March 16 (Saturday, 10:00 a.m.)
April 20 (Saturday, 10:00 a.m.)
“This is just one of many measures we are taking both within and beyond the Police Department to combat crime,” Mayor Reiman said. “Many of our residents have already registered with our Neighborhood watch, and are actively participating in our crime prevention workshops. It is clear that we have a community-wide commitment to crime prevention and safer neighborhoods.”
Mayor Reiman noted that while his administration has reduced staffing levels in most departments, emergency services have been an exception, and that the Borough is in the process of hiring up to ten additional full time police officers, and dozens of additional class I and II special law enforcement officers.
Mayor Reiman has also announced that the Borough is offering $2,500 rewards for information that leads to the detection, apprehension, and conviction of any person guilty of burglary or robbery in Carteret. The reward is being offered in the wake of a number of recent burglaries and attempted break-ins that have occurred in several neighborhoods in Carteret. The Carteret Police Department has been actively investigating, according to Mayor Reiman.
Anyone who has detailed or specific information regarding criminal activity may call the Carteret Police Department’s tip line at (732) 541-3852, or (732) 541-3866 / 911 if any suspicious activity is seen.