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.
Eatontown, along with surrounding communities, has been experiencing an increase of thefts of holiday gifts and other property that has been left on the doorsteps or porches of local residences.
The majorities of these deliveries do not require a signature, and are generally left at the door, even if no one is home to accept them. This time of year brings out those looking for a crime of opportunity as well as those thieves that actually target your delivery. Thieves will follow or watch UPS, Fed Ex or other delivery trucks and then target a home after a delivery is made.
Here are some suggestions for helping to prevent a theft of your packages:
1 -Use your workplace as the shipping address.
2 -Track your shipments by phone or on-line so you know what day they should arrive
3 -Ask your neighbor to watch for your delivery and then hold the items until you arrive home
4 -Request a signature delivery option, if available.
5 -Have the shipment held at the shipping facility, such as the UPS or Fed Ex office.
6 -Utilize a mailbox business and see if they will accept shipment of your item for a fee.
7 -And, most importantly, keep an eye on your neighborhood and report suspicious persons and vehicles sitting or cruising the area to the Eatontown Police Department immediately. We encourage residents to call at any time they see and suspicious activity in their neighborhoods, any time of the day or night
The Eatontown Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of its program to achieve accreditation by verifying that it meets recognized professional best practices.
Administered by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with best practice standards in five basic areas: the administrative function, the personnel function, the operations function, the investigative function, and the arrestee/detainee function.
Agency employees and the public are invited to offer comments by calling (732) 720-2585, on Monday, January 12, 2015 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Comments will be taken by the Assessment Team. Email comments can be sent to the police department at email@example.com.
Telephone comments are limited to 5 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the NJSACOP standards. A copy of the standards is available for inspection at the Eatontown Police Department, 47 Broad Street, Eatontown, N.J. 07724. Please contact Lieutenant Kenneth Kleinman at (732) 389-7642 for more information.
Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Eatontown Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them by email to Harry J. Delgado, Accreditation Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone (856) 334-8943, or write to the New Jersey State Assosciation of Chief’s of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 751 Route 73 North, Suite 12, Marlton, New Jersey 08053.
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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.
What to do?
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 732-542-0100, 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...
Eatontown Police Crime stopper "TIP" line
The Eatontown Police Department has established an anonymous "Crime Stopper Telephone TIP Line" which allows the public to call in reports of suspicious or criminal activity in their neighborhoods or places of business.