It is the mission of the Eatontown Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the fear and incidence of crime, and to enhance public safety while working in partnership with the community. Our mandate is to maintain public confidence by serving with honor and integrity.
All Eatontown municipal court matters are heard in the Tinton Falls Municipal Court, located in the Tinton Falls Municipal Complex, 556 Tinton Avenue, Tinton Falls, N.J. Eatontown Court convenes on Thursdays in the Tinton Falls courtroom. Issues or inquiries can be directed to the Tinton Falls court administrator at 732-542-0222 8:30-4:30pm, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Tuesday 8:00am-4:00pm, excluding legal holidays.
SOME RESIDENTS OF THE BOROUGH, AS WELL AS RESIDENTS OF THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES, HAVE BEEN RECEIVING TELEPHONE CALLS FROM INDIVIDUALS CLAIMING TO BE AGENTS OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE. THESE CALLERS ARE DEMANDING PAYMENT FOR ALLEDGEDLY OVERDUE TAXES.
IN MOST CASES, THE CALLER WILL DEMAND THAT PAYMENT BE MADE THROUGH THE USE OF GREENDOT MONEY PACK CARDS OR SIMILAR PREPAID CREDIT CARDS AND INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE GIVEN ON HOW TO PURCHASE THE CARDS AND WHO TO CONTACT TO MAKE THE PAYMENTS.
THESE CALLS ARE PART OF A NATIONWIDE ON-GOING TELEPHONE SCAM. THE CALLERS MAY STATE THAT THE LOCAL POLICE OR SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT ARE ON THE WAY TO ARREST THE CALLER IF THEY DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE PAYMENT DEMANDS IMMEDIATELY. BE AWARE THAT LOCAL, COUNTY AND STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS DO NOT HAVE ANY INVOLVEMENT WITH ENFORCEMENT ISSUES RELATED TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE OR ANY OTHER FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. EVEN THOUGH THE CALLER MAY HAVE SOME TYPE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION, RESIDENTS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THE IRS WILL NOT MAKE ANY TYPE OF TELEPHONE CALL, LIVE OR RECORDED, OR SEND AN E-MAIL TO ANYONE RELATIVE TO TAX ISSUES. INITIAL CONTACT BY THE IRS IS MADE BY REGULAR MAIL, NOT BY TELEPHONE OR E-MAIL.
IF YOU RECEIVE A CALL FROM AN INDIVIDUAL CLAIMING TO BE FROM THE IRS, DEMANDING IMMEDIATE PAYMENT OVER THE PHONE, HANG UP IMMEDIATELY AND CONTACT THE TREASURY INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR TAX ADMINISTRATION AT 1-800-366-4484.
For more information or to report a scam, click here to go to the IRS website page that gives more information regarding tax scams.
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The Eatontown Police Department continues to distribute free firearm safety kits to local residents through a partnership with Project Childsafe, a national program that promotes firearms safety. The kits, which include a gunlock that fits on most handguns, rifles and shotguns, are available at the police dispatch desk, located in the front lobby of Borough Hall, 47 Broad Street. For further details or information, visit the Project Childsafe website at www.projectchildsafe.org, or contact Ptl. Ryan Hennelly at 732-389-7638.
Ptl. Hennelly is also our Child Car Seat technician. If you have issues or questions regarding the proper installation or operation of a new child car seat, contact Ptl. Hennelly to make an appointment and he will assist you with proper seat setup and installation.
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1. Overnight Parking: Borough Ordinance 312-5 prohibits the parking of vehicles on all streets between the hours of 2:00 AM - 6:00 AM.
Permission may be granted by the Police Department to park your vehicle on the street if exigent circumstances exist, such as:
- Driveway repair or seal-coating;
- Overnight guests;
- Other reasonable circumstances.
You must call the Police Dispatch Desk at 732-542-0100732-542-0100, option "5", and receive permission from the Officer-in-Charge. Permission to park on any road for an extended period of time will require permission from a Staff Officer.
2. If you are stopped by the Police while in your car...