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”

Two New Workshops on Suicide Prevention by CC&J – Sign Up Today!

By Donna Coallier, South Orange Village Trustee and CPC Liaison September is Suicide Prevention Month, and the South Orange Community Care & Justice Initiative is hosting 2 workshops: 1) Thursday, 9/16 at 7pm: Anxiety Management for Everchanging Normalcy – for youth 13 to 18 years old (parental/guardian registration required). For more information or to registerContinue reading “Two New Workshops on Suicide Prevention by CC&J – Sign Up Today!”

South Orange Moves Forward with Police Body Cams

By Annemarie Maini, CPC Member On Monday, July 25th, South Orange Board of Trustees approved the purchase of Police Body Worn Cameras (BWC) using a grant from the New Jersey State Department of Law and Public Safety.  (Res #2021-220, Res #2021-217). The grant became available January 1, 2021 and South Orange received approval for theContinue reading “South Orange Moves Forward with Police Body Cams”

Village Seeks Community Input and Pauses Camera Purchases

By Donna Coallier, South Orange Village Trustee and CPC Liaison South Orange elected officials are working with the South Orange Police Department (SOPD), Village administrative team, and the South Orange Community Policy Collaborative (CPC) to review SOPD policy on how the Village Digital Video System (DVS) is used in police operations. To give us time toContinue reading “Village Seeks Community Input and Pauses Camera Purchases”

Community Care & Justice Program Wants Your Input!

Link to Survey: https://shu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ehxgoE9G0FmPaxU By Donna Coallier, South Orange Village Trustee and CPC Liaison South Orange is partnering with Essex County and Seton Hall University to create and launch a social work pilot called the Community Care & Justice Program. The CC&J mission: to engage community members in designing and traveling their own wellness journeys,Continue reading “Community Care & Justice Program Wants Your Input!”