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”

Now Hiring at SOPD – Application Deadline is Feb. 28

By South Orange PD The South Orange Police Department is pleased to announce that the New Jersey Civil Service Commission will be holding examinations for entry level police officers. Successful completion of this test is required to apply and be considered for employment as a police officer in the Township of South Orange Village.  ThisContinue reading “Now Hiring at SOPD – Application Deadline is Feb. 28”

SOPD Announces that Medicine Drop Box is Now Available

By South Orange PD The South Orange Police Department announced this week that their medicine drop box has been replaced and is now fully operational. Research shows that 70% of individuals who abuse prescription and/or over-the-counter medication get access to them from the medicine cabinet or household of a friend or family member. Raising awarenessContinue reading “SOPD Announces that Medicine Drop Box is Now Available”

Coat Drive Underway Sponsored by SOPD Union, SO Rescue Squad and CC&J

The South Orange Police SOA and PBA, in partnership with the South Orange Rescue Squad and the Community Care and Justice Program (CC&J), have organized a coat drive and are now accepting donations of coats from local residents at select locations. These organizations began accepting donations on January 15th at the following locations and willContinue reading “Coat Drive Underway Sponsored by SOPD Union, SO Rescue Squad and CC&J”

Local PBA Partners with Parenting Center on Food Drive

By South Orange PD The Acting Chief of the South Orange Police Department, Captain Stephen Dolinac, has issued an official Commendation to PBA Local 12 and President Chris Chery for their generous donation to the Parenting Center food drive. As noted in the Commendation, it was written “to extend many thanks and deep appreciation forContinue reading “Local PBA Partners with Parenting Center on Food Drive”

South Orange to Host Newcomers Day on October 3rd – All Residents Welcome

by the Community Police Collaborative Attention all South Orange Residents (old and new)! South Orange Village invites everyone to join them for their annual Newcomers Day on Sunday, October 3rd from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Duck Pond in South Orange.  You will be able to meet your new and old neighbors, spend time speakingContinue reading “South Orange to Host Newcomers Day on October 3rd – All Residents Welcome”

SOPD Commended and Thanked for their Heroic Actions During Hurricane Ida

By the Community Police Collaborative In the aftermath of the Hurricane Ida, which hit South Orange and surrounding communities on September 1st and 2nd, the South Orange Police Department has issued commendations to personnel who went above and beyond the call of duty to save lives and help our community members survive the storm. AttachedContinue reading “SOPD Commended and Thanked for their Heroic Actions During Hurricane Ida”