Join the Community Police Collaborative (CPC)

The South Orange Community Police Collaborative (CPC) is currently seeking three new members. The CPC was created as an official Village committee in 2019, with a mission to advise the Township of South Orange Village Board of Trustees regarding its oversight of the Village Police Department. South Orange residents are invited to apply for oneContinue reading “Join the Community Police Collaborative (CPC)”

Community Forum on Safety and Policing is June 13th!

By the CPC The Community Coalition on Race will be holding a Zoom Webinar on Safety and Policing on Monday, June 13th at 7:30 pm and all are welcome to attend. Attendees should Register Here in advance. At this community forum you will get the facts on local and regional crime, learn what our communityContinue reading “Community Forum on Safety and Policing is June 13th!”

Body Worn Cameras Now Being Used by SO Police

By the CPC and SO Police Dept. The South Orange Police Department has announced that it has deployed body-worn video cameras on their police officers. The cameras will be used as per the South Orange Police Department Body-Worn Camera Policy which is in accordance with guidelines established by the New Jersey Attorney General and directives issued byContinue reading “Body Worn Cameras Now Being Used by SO Police”

Save the Date! National Night Out is August 2nd

By the CPC and SO Police Dept. The Township of South Orange Village, the SO Police Department and the Community Police Collaborative are excited to ask everyone to Save the Date of Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022, when we will celebrate National Night Out along with communities across the state and country. Stay tuned for moreContinue reading “Save the Date! National Night Out is August 2nd”

SOPD Renews Police Hiring – Applications Available

By SO Police Dept. HOW TO APPLY The South Orange Police Department has renewed hiring police officers and is accepting applications at their headquarters. If you would like to apply, please respond to South Orange Police Headquarters located at 201 South Orange Avenue South Orange, New Jersey with a printed cover letter and updated resumeContinue reading “SOPD Renews Police Hiring – Applications Available”

SOPD Reminds Motorists to Use their Seat Belts … or Get a Ticket

By the CPC and SO Police Dept. CLICK IT OR TICKET SOUTH ORANGE WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW From May 24th to June 5th, South Orange Police Department is participating in the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign.   Seat belts reduce injury and death when properly worn.   SOPD will use roving details (given resources, andContinue reading “SOPD Reminds Motorists to Use their Seat Belts … or Get a Ticket”

SO Police Offer Patches in Honor of Autism Awareness Month

By the SO Police Department and CPC The South Orange PBA and SOA Local 12 are teaming up to present limited edition police patches in honor of Autism Awareness Month on sale now for $10/each. All proceeds are being donated to Nassan’s Place, which is located in our neighboring community of East Orange. It isContinue reading “SO Police Offer Patches in Honor of Autism Awareness Month”

South Orange Names Ernesto Morillo New Chief of Police

By Community Police Collaborative On Monday, March 14th, the South Orange Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint 17-year SOPD veteran Lt. Ernesto Morillo as its next Chief of Police. The search to find a new Chief took over a year and according to Village President Sheena Collum included a Civil Service test for PoliceContinue reading “South Orange Names Ernesto Morillo New Chief of Police”

Want to Help SOPD Make Pedestrians Safer? Hiring School Crossing Guards Now!

By South Orange PD The South Orange Police Department is looking for dependable adults to fill their part time and per diem School Crossing Guard positions. You can be a part of their efforts and help to ensure the safety of children and other pedestrians as they cross the street before and after school inContinue reading “Want to Help SOPD Make Pedestrians Safer? Hiring School Crossing Guards Now!”

SOPD Seeks Volunteers for Domestic Violence Response Team

By South Orange PD Lt. Adrian Acevedo, along with Alexandria Flores (the SOPD liaison from the Rachel Coalition) are seeking volunteers for the South Orange Domestic Violence Response Team. Would you like to volunteer as a South Orange DVRT member? Want to help your fellow neighbors through family challenges? Then reach out to Lt. AcevedoContinue reading “SOPD Seeks Volunteers for Domestic Violence Response Team”