Community Day is Sunday Oct. 2nd, 1-3 pm at the Duck Pond/Skate House!

South Orange Village invites you to the Skate House at Meadowland Park on Sunday, October 2nd for Community Day (formerly Newcomers Day)! Please bring the family! There will be tables from various local organizations, giveaways, and live music.  It’s like a block party for our Village in the park. You can meet local officials and department heads,Continue reading “Community Day is Sunday Oct. 2nd, 1-3 pm at the Duck Pond/Skate House!”

New Officers Sworn In and Two Promotions at BOT Meeting

By the SO Police Dept. and CPC Seven new South Orange Police officers were sworn in, and two officers were promoted at the SO Board of Trustee’s Meeting on Monday, August 22nd. Village President Sheena Collum congratulated the group remotely and SO Police Chief Ernest Morello shared stories about each of the officers as theyContinue reading “New Officers Sworn In and Two Promotions at BOT Meeting”

Crossing Guards Needed – Pay Increased

by South Orange Police Dept. SOPD currently has open school crossing guard positions and guess what, we’ve increased our starting pay to $23.00/hr! Join us, pass this along to someone who may be interested and of course, share to your social media & Facebook groups to help us spread the word! The South Orange PoliceContinue reading “Crossing Guards Needed – Pay Increased”

National Night Out is Tuesday, August 2nd!

by South Orange Police Dept. and CPC The South Orange Police Department, PBA Locals 12 and 12A and the Village of South Orange are inviting everyone to participate in National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2nd. The event will take place from 4 pm to 8 pm at Flood’s Hill in South Orange, followed byContinue reading “National Night Out is Tuesday, August 2nd!”

Dial “988” Mental Health Hotline is Up and Running

By the South Orange Police Dept., the CPC and CC&J People experiencing a mental health crisis now have a new way to reach out for help in the U.S. as of July 16, 2022: they can simply call or text the numbers 9-8-8. The South Orange Police, Community Care & Justice, the CPC and theContinue reading “Dial “988” Mental Health Hotline is Up and Running”

Save the Date – National Night Out is August 2nd!

by South Orange Police Dept. and CPC The South Orange Police Department and the Village of South Orange are excited to announce that they will be participating in National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2nd. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer,Continue reading “Save the Date – National Night Out is August 2nd!”

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”