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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.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

On September 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Hoboken Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its tenth opportunity in five years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last September, Americans turned in 309 tons (over 617,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at nearly 5,500 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,000 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 4.8 million pounds—more than 2,400 tons—of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the September 26 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Office of  Diversion Control site .

The drop off locations and times are as follows:

  • Hoboken Police Department, 106 Hudson Street: 10:00am to 2:00pm
  • 311  Thirteenth Street AND 221  Jackson Street: 10:00am to 11:20am
  • 400 First Street AND 220 Adams Street: 11:20am to 12:40pm
  • 76 Bloomfield Street AND 514 Madison Street: 12:40pm to 2:00pm


General Public Inquiries:

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.

Hoboken National Night Out

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 gigantem@hobokenpd.org. We look forward to working together with you to make our community safer, stronger and more unified than ever before.

HPD Provides Anonymous Tip Service As Proactive Crime Tool

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.”

Applications for the 2015 Junior Police Academy

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 events@hobokenpd.org.

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).