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Hoboken Police and Fire “Fill the Bus” Toy Drive


The Hoboken Police and Fire Departments, in partnership with the Hoboken Special Needs Parent Group, will be hosting our annual toy drive and Fill the Bus events.  The toy drive will have several drop locations throughout the city beginning November 1st and ending December 2nd, 2015.  Our Fill the Bus event will be Wednesday, December 10th, 2015 from 7am-7pm, outside Hoboken Police Headquarters (106 Hudson Street).  The Fill the Bus Event will offset toys collected in November.  Toys will be distributed to Hoboken children in need.

If you are interested in participating, please bring a new, unwrapped gift to Hoboken Police Headquarters on December 10th, or to one of our following drop locations between November 1st, and December 2nd:

  • Hoboken Police Department
    • 106 Hudson Street
  • Hoboken Firehouse
    • 1313 Washington or
    • 801 Clinton Street
  • My  Gym- Hoboken
    • 720 Monroe Street , #E312
  • Urban Jungle Play
    • 1140 Maxwell Lane
  • World of Wonder
    • 133 Harrison Street

If you, or someone you know, have a Hoboken family in need, please contact Sergeant Melissa Gigante @ 201-420-2100.

Child Safety Seat Inspection/Installation

The Hoboken Police Department offers child safety seat inspections and installations during the following days and times:

  • Monday and Friday 9 am to 2 pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8 am to 3 pm
  • Evenings and weekends are by appointment only – please call 201-420-5109

Bicycle Registration

Bicycles are often stolen and many bicycle owners do not have their Serial Numbers recorded and in a safe place to provide to police. Without a description and serial number recorded, even if the stolen bicycle is recovered by police, it is very difficult to return the bicycle to its rightful owner.

By registering your bicycle/s with the Hoboken Police Department, it will make it easier to return your stolen bike to you should it be recovered.

  • Register your bicycle/s using our FILLABLE PDF FORM and bringing it to Police Headquarters.
  • You will need to complete a new form for each bicycle that you own (i.e., you have two bicycles, complete the form twice).
  • Please be as accurate as possible with filling in the information.
  • Be sure to print a copy of the completed registration form for your records!



If your bike is stolen…

Report any stolen property immediately to your local law enforcement agency. If your bike was stolen in the city of Hoboken, please call the Hoboken Police Department non-emergency line at 201-420-2100 to make your report. Have your bicycle serial number and other identification information ready to provide for the report.

What if I sell my bike?

If you sell your bike after you have enrolled with the Hoboken Police Department Bike Registration Program, contact the Hoboken Police Department at 201-420-2100 to notify us of the transfer.

Lastly, don’t forget:

  • Always wear a helmet.
  • Always lock up your bike. Whether you use a bike lock or place it in a storage space, keep it under lock and key!
  • Ride your bike safely. Always follow the rules of the road and be sure to keep a watchful eye on young riders.

Complete your bicycle registration by downloading and completing this pdf form.

Hoboken Police Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

HPD_Logo_Red_SmStarting the weekend of August 21st and continuing through September 7th, the Hoboken Police Department will be conducting it’s Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over holiday campaign.

The goal of the program is to reduce citizen involvement/injury due to D.W.I. related collisions thru this holiday season.  Through implementation of this, and similar events, the Hoboken Police Department hopes to significantly reduce accidents, injuries and property damage throughout our city.

The Hoboken Police Department is committed to working hand in hand with the citizens of Hoboken to provide a safe environment for the motoring public. Please remember the following tips:

*            Don’t risk it. If you plan to drive, don’t drink.

*            Choose a sober designated driver before partying.

*            Take mass transit, a taxicab or ask a friend to drive you home if you didn’t plan in advance.

*            Spend the night where the activity is being held.

*            Report impaired drivers to the Hoboken Police 201-420-2100.
For more information contact the Hoboken Police Traffic Bureau at (201) 420-5109.


Sober Drivers, Safer Roads

National Crackdown 

  • From August 21st through September 7th, law enforcement nationwide will be joining the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the high-visibility Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown campaign.
  • Labor Day weekend brings an increase in highway travel and drunk driving, so State and local law enforcement agencies across the Nation are stepping up enforcement to crack down on this deadly epidemic and save lives.


The Cost of Drunk Driving

  • Approximately one-third of all traffic crash fatalities in the United States involve drunk drivers (with blood alcohol concentrations [BACs] of .08 of higher). In 2013, there were 10,076 people killed in these preventable crashes.
  • On Labor Day weekend in 2013, there were 424 crash fatalities nationwide. Almost half (48%) of those fatal crashes involved drivers who had been drinking (.01+ BAC); 38 percent involved drivers who were drunk (.08+ BAC); and more than a fourth (27%) involved drivers who were driving with a BAC almost twice the illegal per se limit (.15+ BAC).
  • In 2013, approximately 1 in 5 child (12 and younger) passenger deaths were in drunk-driving crashes. Seventy-one percent of the time, it was the child’s own driver who was drunk.
  • Of those child passengers killed while riding with a drunk driver, 44 percent weren’t buckled up at the time of the crash.
  • In addition to the human toll drunk driving takes on our country, the financial impact is devastating as well: based on 2010 numbers (the most recent year for which cost data is available), impaired-driving crashes cost the United States $49.8 billion annually.


Zero Tolerance, One Goal: No Fatalities. 

  • In every state it’s illegal to drive with a BAC of .08 or higher, yet one person is killed in a drunk-driving crash every 52 minutes in the United States.
  • Of the 10,076 people killed in drunk-driving crashes in 2013, 65 percent were the drunk drivers themselves.
  • In fatal crashes during the month of August over the five-year period of 2009-2013, almost 1 out of 10 (8%) of the drunk drivers involved had one or more previous convictions for drunk driving.
  • Men are more likely than women to be driving drunk in fatal crashes. In 2013, 23 percent of males were drunk in these crashes, compared to 15 percent for females.
  • Drunk driving is more common at night, and Labor Day weekend in 2013 was no exception. Half of all the fatalities during the nighttime (6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.) involved drunk drivers, as compared to 14 percent during the day.
  • Among the drivers between the ages of 18 and 34, who were killed in crashes over Labor Day weekend in 2013, 45 percent of those fatalities involved a drunk driver with a BAC of .08 or higher.
  • Motorcycle riders have the highest overall rate of alcohol impairment in fatal crashes. In 2013, 27 percent of the motorcycle riders killed were driving impaired.

For more sobering statistics on drunk driving in the United States, visit www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov.

D.W.I. Checkpoint on November 1, 2014

The Hoboken Police Department will be conducting a D.W.I. checkpoint on Saturday November 1, 2014. The location of the checkpoint will be on Observer Highway (Eastbound) at Willow Avenue. The approximate hours of operation will be from 12:00 a.m. until 4:00 a.m.

The goal of the program is to reduce citizen involvement/injury due to D.W.I.-related collisions. Through implementation of this, and similar events, the Hoboken Police Department hopes to significantly reduce accidents, injuries and property damage throughout our city. Informational pamphlets will be handed out on-site.

The Hoboken Police Department is committed to working hand in hand
with the citizens of Hoboken to provide a safe environment for the motoring public.
For more information contact the Hoboken Police Traffic Bureau at (201) 420-5109.


During the months of February and March, Officer Daniel Simone III spent some time with the 4th through 6th graders at Wallace speaking on the topic of bullying.  They participated in an essay contest regarding bullying and its effects on children.  Two winners were chosen from each grade level and were rewarded with a pizza party with Officer Simone.  Pictured from left to right are:  Officer Daniel Simone III, Alanis Cangley (6th), Lyanni Nieves (6th), Arianna Santiago (5th), Bottom row:  Gage Lucken (4th), Tyler Pistilli (5th), Sean Mannillo (4th).

Zero Tolerance Policy for Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Dear Residents and Visitors of Hoboken,

The first Saturday of March has traditionally marked the beginning of the St. Patrick’s Day season in Hoboken, and we are preparing for thousands of people to visit our beautiful city.

In past years, some of our residents and guests become disorderly and unruly making it a difficult and unpleasant day for our residents. There has been excessive damage to private property and even attacks on public safety officials. In order to keep our city under control and create a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone, I will have all of my officers working on that day, out on our streets, on patrol. We will also have assistance from multiple outside agencies, including the County Sheriff’s office.

My officers will be strictly enforcing all criminal and motor vehicle laws as well as all city ordinance violations. The Fire Department will be conducting occupancy inspections throughout the city to ensure that homes and businesses do not become dangerously overcrowded. Residents may report any concerns to the Police Department at 201-420-2100.

The following are among the more common violations where there will be a zero tolerance policy in effect for the day:

1) City Ordinance 145-23 A/B (Consumption of Alcohol/Open Container in Public)- Any person seen possessing an open container of alcohol in public faces maximum penalties of a fine up to $2,000, and the possible sentence of having to perform Community Service.

2) City Ordinance 145-22 (Urinating in Public)- Any person observed urinating on public streets, sidewalks or in parks faces maximum penalties of a fine up to $2,000, and the possible sentence of having to perform Community Service.

3) City Ordinance 145-18 (Disorderly House)- House parties have become our largest problem. In past years, most of the calls we responded to were for disorderly house parties. This year, when a party is deemed to be unreasonably reckless, disorderly and unsafe, the renter or owner of the apartment or house will be charged with violating this ordinance. Along with the issuing of the summons, the Hoboken Police Department will shut the party down and clear out the apartment or house if it is determined that a hazardous or reckless condition exists. The maximum penalties for this violation is a fine of up to $2000 and the possibility of having to perform Community Service.

4) New Jersey State Statute 2C: 33-2a (Disorderly Conduct, Improper Behavior)- A Person is guilty of disorderly conduct if “with purpose to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof he, 1) Engages in fighting or threatening, or in violent or tumultuous behavior, or 2) Creates a hazardous or physically dangerous condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose.” This offense carries maximum penalties of a 30 day prison term and a fine not to exceed $500.

I ask all the residents and guests of our city to please be considerate to everyone on this day, and to inform all family and friends to act respectfully and remain orderly. Once again, we want this to be an enjoyable, but more importantly, safe day. The Hoboken Police Department will do everything within their powers to keep it as such. Finally, Do Not Drink and Drive. You may injure yourself or others, and if caught, you will be arrested.


Chief Anthony P. Falco, Sr.

Police Headquarters Renovations

Police headquarters will be undergoing a renovation project to upgrade security and remodel offices on the first floor.

A trailer with an access ramp for wheelchairs has been placed next to police headquarters at 106 Hudson St., where the front police desk will be located for the public while the renovation work moves ahead.

4th of July, Macy’s Annual Fireworks Display

July 4th 2013
Press Release

Once again on the Fourth of July, the Macy’s Annual Fireworks Display will be held along the Hudson River. The City of Hoboken will be a prime viewing destination. As in years past, a high priority will be heightened security. This event is enjoyed by many residents and non-residents alike. However, with the recent tragic events including the Boston Marathon Bombing, security will be enhanced. There will be numerous checkpoints staffed by law enforcement personnel along the entire waterfront area. Any person(s) entering these designated checkpoints will be prohibited from entering with the following items:

-Glass Bottles
-Grills, BBQ materials etc.
-Propane Tanks
-Other items not in the interest of public safety
-Factory sealed beverages, in clear plastic bag, will be permitted, excluding alcohol


The following areas along the waterfront will be the designated checkpoint areas:

– 1st and Sinatra Drive (Pier A)
– 2nd and Sinatra Drive (Pier A)
– 3rd and Sinatra Drive
– 4th and River Street
– 11th and Sinatra Drive (Boathouse)
– 12th and Shipyard Lane
– 14th and Shipyard Lane

The following streets will be closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles between 8am am midnight:

– 1st to 15th Sinatra Drive (beginning at 8am and ending TBA)
– Hudson Place and River Street to 4th and River Street
– 5th Street at Castle Point Terrace
– Hudson Place East bound



Additionally, NO PARKING will be permitted on the following street between 8am and midnight on July 4th, 2013:

– Sinatra Drive from 1st Street to 15th Street
– 4th Street from River Street to Clinton Street (South side)
– Willow Avenue from 4th Street to 11th Street (West side of Street)
– Hudson Place (by PATH)
– Newark Street from Hudson Street to Sinatra Drive
– Clinton Street from 7th to 8th Streets
– Hudson Street from 14th to Observer Highway (West side of Street)

The FISHING PIER located at approximately 9th and Sinatra Drive will be open for disabled guests. Each is allowed to be accompanied by two additional quests.

Residents and non-residents are advised and strongly recommended to use public transportation throughout the day. There will be heavy traffic periods and limited parking availability.

There will be message boards set up at the following locations:

– 1st and Willow Avenue
– Hudson Place (PATH)
– Observer Highway (near the Firehouse)