Village Provides FAQs and Community Forum about the Digital Video System

By Donna Coallier, South Orange Village Trustee and CPC Liaison In response to questions from the community about Village plans to upgrade the Digital Video System (DVS) and related policy for its use, we have provided an in-depth FAQ on the a SOPD web page, which can be reached at this link: https://www.southorange.org/838/Digital-Video-System. In addition, weContinue reading “Village Provides FAQs and Community Forum about the Digital Video System”

South Orange Police Swear in First Female Sergeant

By SO Police Dept. and CPC Outreach At the June 14th Board of Trustees meeting the Village of South Orange made it official: Sally Reaves is now the first woman to be appointed to the rank of Sergeant. At Police Headquarters Acting Police Chief Stephen Dolinac praised Sergeant Reaves’ work with several of her familyContinue reading “South Orange Police Swear in First Female Sergeant”

CPC Analyzes Beta Version of State’s New “Use of Force” Database

By Annemarie Maini, CPC Member [Updated 11/4/2021] The State of New Jersey, in an effort to improve transparency in law enforcement has launched the beta version of a website that will catalog every use of force by every police officer in the Garden State. The data, which state officials began collecting in October 2020, will allowContinue reading “CPC Analyzes Beta Version of State’s New “Use of Force” Database”

SOMSD Task Force Resolution to Protect Students from Sexual Harassment and Violence

By Annemarie Maini, CPC Member As a member of the South Orange Maplewood Board of Education, I would like to share the resolution that the Board passed on Monday, May 17th. It directs the Superintendent to establish a task force to protect students from sexual harassment and assault with a comprehensive approach across all ages.Continue reading “SOMSD Task Force Resolution to Protect Students from Sexual Harassment and Violence”

CPC Surveillance Camera Policy Review

By Annemarie Maini, CPC Member In light of the recent news and information coming out regarding South Orange Village’s plan to install new surveillance cameras in certain areas of town, the following Surveillance Camera Policy Review was presented at the monthly meeting of the South Orange Community Police Collaborative on May 13, 2021. Please clickContinue reading “CPC Surveillance Camera Policy Review”

Village Plans Virtual Forum and FAQ Re: New Cameras

By CPC Outreach Subcommittee Donna Coallier, Village Trustee Liaison to the CPC has informed OutreachCPC that she met with the South Orange Police Department on Friday, May 7th and came away with a plan to do a virtual discussion forum to gather broader input from the community on the installation of new cameras as outlinedContinue reading “Village Plans Virtual Forum and FAQ Re: New Cameras”