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 SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES HAVE BEEN RECEIVING TELEPHONE CALLS FROM INDIVIDUALS CLAIMING TO BE AGENTS OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE. THESE CALLERS ARE DEMANDING PAYMENT OF ALLEDGED OVERDUE TAX PAYMENTS.
IN MOST CASES, THE CALLER WILL DEMAND THAT PAYMENT BE MADE BY HAVING THE RESIDENT WITHDRAW FUNDS FROM THEIR BANK ACCOUNT, PURCHASE A GREENDOT MONEY PACK OR CREDIT CARD, THEN READ THE CALLER THE MONEY PACK OR CARD NUMBERS TO THEM OVER THE TELEPHONE.
THESE CALLS ARE A PHONE SCAM. RESIDENTS SHOULD REMEMBER THAT THEIR FIRST CONTACT WITH THE IRS WILL NOT BE A CALL FROM OUT OF THE BLUE, BUT THROUGH OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE SENT THROUGH THE MAIL.
IF YOU RECEIVE A CALL FROM SOMEONE CLAIMING TO BE FROM THE IRS DEMANDING IMMEDIATE PAYMENT, AND YOU KNOW THAT YOU DON’T OWN TAXES OR HAVE NO REASON TO THINK THAT YOU OWE ANY TAXES, HANG UP IMMEDIATELY AND CONTACT THE TREASURY INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR TAX ADMINISTRATION AT 1-800-366-4484.
IF YOU KNOW YOU OWE TAXES OR THINK YOU MIGHT OWE TAXES, CALL THE IRS AT 1-800-929-1040.
For more information or to report a scam, go to www.irs.gov and type “scam” in the search box.
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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. The call can be made safely and anonymously. The telephone number to call to report these activities is (732) 389-7634. This number is active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No personal information needs to be disclosed.
Things you may not know..
We are encouraging all residents and businesses of the Borough of Eatontown requesting emergency notifications to access the Code Red website and follow the link to the Residential or Business Data Collection page. All residents are encouraged to add their phone number(s) if you want emergency notifications. more..
We do not honor police patch requests.
Certain traffic summonses can be paid online. Pay your ticket online through the New Jersey Municipal Direct website.
Installing a child car-seat?
The Eatontown Police Department has a car seat technician on staff, trained to assist in the proper installation and handling of child car seats. Please contact Ptl. Ryan Hennelly at 732-389-7638 or via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make an installation appointment.