On Tuesday, August 4th, 2015, Police Chief Kenneth Ferrante along with the Hoboken Police Department will be hosting Hoboken’s annual National Night Out at Church Square Park from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. This year’s night will be dedicated in memory of Jayden Thomas O’Connor, grandson of retired PO Thomas O’Connor. National Night Out is a nationwide event that allows community workers to give back to their community. The goals of National Night Out are to 1) heighten crime and drug awareness; 2) generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs; 3) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnership; 4) send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. This year, we would like to see more of the Hoboken Community involved in this event. If you are a local business or organization who wishes to participate in the parade, or the festivities, please contact Sergeant Melissa Gigante at 201-420-2100 or at email@example.com. We look forward to working together with you to make our community safer, stronger and more unified than ever before.
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!
IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER:
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.
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
The Hoboken Police Department announces the availability of TipSoft, a service for citizens to anonymously submit crime-related tips through the Web, a text message, or from any Android or iPhone mobile device with the TipSubmit mobile app. The use of TipSoft is part of the agency’s proactive efforts to prevent, reduce, and solve crime.
Citizens are encouraged to use TipSoft to report information about any non-urgent illegal activity, such as unsolved cases, vandalism, theft, the sale and distribution of drugs or information about crimes that are being planned in the community or in schools. Tips can be submitted by visiting www.hobokenpd.com/tips, or by texting the word “CRIMES” (274637) with the keyword “hobokenpd”.
TipSoft is successful because it uses technology that is familiar to citizens, which allows them to carry on an anonymous two-way conversation with the agency without requiring them to speak directly to an officer. TipSoft is proven to help stop and solve crimes. To date, the TipSoft system, used across the country, has received more than two million tips, resulting in 145,000 arrests, 55,000 fugitives caught, and more than $5.3 billion recovered in drugs and property – including 11,000 vehicles and 22,000 weapons.
In addition to encouraging the public to submit crime-related information using Web forms, mobile apps, and texting, TipSoft supports users’ ability to submit videos or photographs using the TipSoft mobile app. TipSoft can be used to submit information on crimes, missing children, fugitives, and other non-emergency situations.
“We welcome Hoboken PD to the list of over 900 law-enforcement organizations that are effectively using TipSoft and applaud their commitment to public safety,” says William Kilmer, CEO of PublicEngines. “With TipSoft, agencies can invite the public to take an active role in making their communities safer.”
Hoboken Police Department
Junior Police Academy
Applications for the 2015 Junior Police Academy will be given to schools, are available at Police Headquarters (106 Hudson Street), and by clicking this link to complete a fill-able PDF version of the application. Applications can be dropped off at Police Headquarters by Tuesday May 26, 2015 at any time.
When: July 13 to July 17, 2015
9 am to 3 pm
Where: Steven’s Institute of Technology (Castle Point on Hudson)
Who: Open to all City of Hoboken residents ages 12 through 15 at the start of the Junior Police Academy. 20 applicants will be selected in a public lottery.
The goal of Junior Police Academy is to familiarize children with the role of a Police Officer. Participants should be prepared for a hands-on experience of a wide variety of Law Enforcement techniques and training.
The Junior Police Academy consists of various activities to prepare youths for future entry into the law enforcement field. Several neighboring agencies including New Jersey State Police and Customs and Immigration will be coming in to teach the participants the many different aspects of law enforcement. In addition, there will be one hour of physical training per day. Lunch will be provided daily.
Children are required to wear sneakers along with the issued t-shirt, shorts, baseball cap, gym bag, and water bottle (items provided at orientation).
All instruction, demonstrations and presentations will be administered and supervised by the men and women of the Hoboken Police Department.
Waivers MUST be completed for participation in this program if selected for the program.
Any questions please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
On Saturday September 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Hoboken Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its ninth opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the below addresses. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
- 400 1st Street (Lobby)
- 106 Hudson Street
- 311 13th Street
- 221 Jackson Street
- 707 Clinton Street
Last April, Americans turned in 390 tons (over 780,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at nearly 6,100 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,400 of its state and local law enforcement partners. When those results are combined with what was collected in its eight previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 4.1 million pounds—more than 2,100 tons—of pills.
General Public Inquiries:
- Inquiries can be made at 1-800-882-9539
- Search for a collection site near you.
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).
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.