Riverside Police Department

  • Agency: Riverside Police Department
  • Address: 1 W Scott St, Riverside , 08075 NJ
  • Chief: Paul Tursi (Chief of Police)

Riverside Police Department is located at 1 W Scott St, Riverside , 08075 NJ. The Chief of Police of the department is Paul Tursi. The Riverside Police Department phone number is 856-461-5765.

Riverside Police Department News

Riverside Residents, Please be advised we have received the following information from NJ Transit regarding upcoming track work on the Light Rail Line. "River LINE Track Department will be performing high speed surfacing work as part of its capital maintenance work project beginning on Sunday, April 22, 2018, between the hours of 10:00 p.m. through 5:00 a.m. Work will start in Cinnaminson and move toward Delran and Riverside. Because this is single track territory, the work must be performed at night to avoid service disruptions. The work involves the use of tamper and regulator machines, which are loud." If anyone has a question they can contact NJ Transit directly at Tel: (856) 614-7010. Thank You, William T. Eliason Chief of Police Riverside Township

All, National Child Abuse Prevention Month, also known as Child Abuse Prevention Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States dedicated to raising awareness and preventing child abuse. April has been designated Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States since 1983. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines child abuse and child maltreatment as "all forms of physical and/or emotional ill-treatment, sexual abuse, neglect or negligent treatment or commercial or other exploitation, resulting in actual or potential harm to the child's health, survival, development or dignity in the context of a relationship of responsibility, trust or power". In 2016 President Obama issued a Presidential proclamation stating: "During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we recommit to giving every child a chance to succeed and to ensuring that every child grows up in a safe, stable, and nurturing environment that is free from abuse and neglect." The National Foundation for Women Legislators have organized the "Participate in the Red Sand Project". This is a community art project where red sand is placed in cracks to represent those who fall through the cracks or are often overlooked. Organize an event in your community and tag them (@electedwomen) on social media so they can share your project. If you know of any child at risk of abuse or who has been a victim of abuse please take action. The Riverside Township Police Department will work tirelessly to bring those who harm children to justice. Please contact us a 856-461-3434 to report any incidents of abuse or neglect. You can also contact the Burlington County Prosecutors Office Sexual Assault Child Abuse Unit (SACA) at 609-265-5035. Thank You, William T. Eliason Chief of Police Riverside Township

Saturday April 28, 2018 is the DEA National Prescription Take Back Day. The Riverside Township Police Department is proud to participate in the DEA's program of destroying all unused Prescription Medication. The Riverside Township Police Department has participated in this cause since 2015 on a 24 hour a day, 365 days a year basis. With the assistance of CVS Pharmacy we have a secured RX Drop Box inside the Riverside Township Police station vestibule. It is in a secure location and is monitored by video camera, so please if you have any prescription medication that you no longer need come in and dispose of it in a safe and secure manner. William T. Eliason Chief of Police Riverside Township

Please be advised due to flooding the Riverside/ Delanco Bridge is closed until further notice. The situation is being monitored by the Burlington County Bridge Commission and the bridge will be re-opened when the flooding has receded and is deemed safe by the Bridge Commission.

We would like to congratulate the 5th grade students at Riverside Elementary School on their graduation from the L.E.A.D. (Law Enforcement Against Drugs) program. The program, presented by SRO Ptl. Anthony Cicali is designed to create safer, healthier communities free of drugs, bullying and violence. The students were taught how to deal with peer pressure and making good decisions in difficult situations. Congratulations and keep up the good work!

PSE&G Power Outage Residents in the area of Chester Avenue and 5th near the AA Field may be experiencing a power outage. PSE&G is aware of the situation and are working to get the power restored. Estimated power restoration time is approximately 3:00 PM. Thank You, William T. Eliason Chief of Police

"WARNING FRIDAY MORNING SWEEPS WILL BEGIN APRIL 6, 2018. ALL VEHICLES PARKED ON THE FOLLOWING STREETS BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 3:00 A.M. AND 7:00 A.M. WILL RECEIVE A TICKET. NO EXCEPTIONS." Township Residents, Please see the above notification from the Township Offices regarding Riverside Township Ordinance 243-60 Parking on Certain Streets Prohibited. Paper notices will be placed on vehicles this evening and tomorrow evening, and summonses will be issued on Friday morning. The following streets will be NO PARKING every Friday morning from 3am to 7am to allow for Riverside Township Public Works to perform seasonal street sweeping: The prohibited parking streets are: 1) Scott Street- entire length 2) Bridgeboro Street - entire length 3) Pavilion Avenue- entire lenght 4) Lafayette Street- entire lenght 5) Fairview Street between Washington and Pavilion Ave. Any questions can be directed to the Township Offices. Thank You, William T. Eliason Chief of Police

The National crackdown on distracted driving starts tomorrow. Distracted driving can be deadly driving. “Nationwide 3,179 people were killed in distracted driving crashes in 2014 alone.”

Riverside Residents, Once Again we will all be dealing with a significant snow event over the next 24-48 hours. As of now the Governor has not declared a State of Emergency, but if you are considered "non essential" employee please consider staying home tomorrow. Emergency Services personnel will again be operating in difficult conditions while attempting to answer emergency calls for service. If you do not need to be on the roadway tomorrow please do not drive. In order to assist our Public Works Department with the plowing and snow clearing efforts beginning at 10:00 am 3/21/18 through 10:00 am 3/22/18 the Chief of Police and the Township of Riverside have designated the following streets as No Parking: 1) Scott Street from Bridgeboro Street to Fairview Street. 2) Pavilion Avenue from Fairview Street to Lafeyette Street. The above listed streets have be identified by No Parking signs and if your vehicle is found to be parked on the above listed streets it will be ticketed and towed at the owners expense. If the Governor declares a Snow Emergency the following roads will also be designated as No Parking. 1) The entire length of Bridgeboro Street. 2) The entire length of Fairview Street. Please also remember that all sidewalks must be cleared of snow within 24 hours of the end of a snow event. Stay safe and stay warm. Thank You, William T. Eliason Chief of Police Riverside Township

Specialized DWI patrols will be working throughout the State for DWI enforcement this weekend. Now is a good time to plan for a designated driver if you will be drinking. Have a happy and safe St. Patrick's Day!

Riverside Residents, The Riverside Township Police Department participated in the 2017 Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over Crackdown grant from December 8, 2017 through January 1, 2018. The grant allowed for extra patrols to be on the road during peek hours actively patrolling Riverside Township at no cost to our taxpayers. During the crackdown Riverside Township Police Officers made 6 DWI arrest, issued 6 Reckless Driving Summonses, 8 Careless Driving Summonses, made 11 Driving While Suspended arrests, and issued 72 other violations. Our DWI arrest numbers placed us tied for second out of 7 police departments in Burlington County that received the grant funding. I commend our officers for their hard work and dedication to the safety of the residents of Riverside. Respectfully, William T. Eliason Chief of Police Riverside Township

Residents, We have closed Fairview Street between 7th and Whittaker Street due to a downed electrical wire across the roadway. We have been in contact with PSE&G and they are aware of the dangerous condition. We anticipate the roadway remaining closed the remainder of the day. We apologize for the inconvenience and we are working diligently with PSE&G to get the problem rectified as soon as possible. Thank You, William T. Eliason Chief of Police Riverside Township

If you don’t have to be out and don’t have a suitable vehicle for these conditions please stay off of the roads. We are having to divert from calls to push vehicles out of the roadway.

Now is a good time to round up some flashlights and batteries in case you lose power later.

‪Reports of wires down are also coming in. Please use caution driving and walking!‬

Advisory: Please don’t let you children play under trees. We are starting to lose trees and branches due to the heavy snow. The FD and Public Works Dept. are doing a great job as the call come in!

Residents, Governor Murphy has declared a State of Emergency beginning tonight at 8pm. I have attached some information describing exactly what that means in relation to the impending snow storm. As a result of the State of Emergency the following roads will be posted NO PARKING beginning at 10am on Wednesday 3/7/18 and will continue to be NO PARKING until 10am Thursday 3/8/18. 1) Scott Street from Bridgeboro St. to Fairview Street. 2) Bridgeboro Street from Henry St. to Zurburgg Way. 3) Fairview Street from Greenwood to New Jersey Avenue. Please help our Public Works Department in their effort to get the roads cleared, please abide by the NO PARKING order. Also please remember that "all sidewalks must be shoveled to be made passable within 24 hours of the end of the snow event." Thank You, be safe and stay warm, Respectfully, William T. Eliason Chief of Police Riverside Township

Residents, Please find the below Press Release from the Burlington County Prosecutors Office regarding the Fatal Shooting that took place in Riverside Township on April 23, 2016. Respectfully, William T. Eliason Chief of Police Riverside Township March 5, 2018 Man Pleads Guilty to 2016 Fatal Shooting at Riverside House Party MOUNT HOLLY - Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Riverside Township man plead guilty Friday to fatally shooting a woman at his residence in April 2016. Under the terms of an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Darren Winningham, 44, will be sentenced to 10 years in state prison in exchange for pleading guilty to Aggravated Manslaughter (First Degree). The Hon. Terrence R. Cook, J.S.C., set sentencing for April 27. The investigation revealed that on the evening of April 23, 2016, police officers from Delanco, Delran, Edgewater Park and Riverside Township responded to a call about a subject with a gun at a party inside of an apartment in the 200 block of Hooker Street in Riverside Township. Arriving officers found the victim, Nikita Cross, 35, of Galloway Township, on the floor with a gunshot wound to her chest. She was transported by the Delran Emergency Squad to Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County in Willingboro, where she was pronounced dead. Winningham was taken into custody without incident, and has been lodged in the Burlington County Jail since his arrest. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutor Bob VanGilst, supervisor of the BCPO Major Crimes Unit. The investigation was conducted by detectives from the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and the Riverside Police Department. The lead investigators were BCPO Major Crimes Unit Detective Tony Luyber and Riverside Police Lt. Louis Fisher.

Ptl. Travis Perinho visited Riverside Elementary School today as a guest reader for Read Across America. Chief William Eliason, Sgt. Ron Brock, Ptl. Anthony Cicali and Ptl. Scott Snow also visited classrooms as guest readers this week.

Residents, On January 15, 2018 Governor Chris Christie signed legislation which abolished the NJSPCA within six months. As a result of this action the responsibility to investigate Animal Cruelty cases will be undertaken by the Municipality where the abuse occurred. As of February 2018 the Burlington County SPCA ceased its operations and all reports of animal neglect or abuse can be report locally to Burlington County Central Dispatch at 856-461-3434. The Riverside Township Police Department currently uses the services of Willingboro Animal Control who have a Certified Animal Cruelty Investigator on staff. The Riverside Township Police Department has designated members of the Detective Bureau as our Animal Cruelty and Neglect Investigation Liaison and they will work in conjunction with Willingboro Animal Control on all animal Cruelty and Neglect cases. All normal calls for service from the public regarding animal issues will continue to be addressed by Willingboro Animal Control by contacting Burlington County Central Dispatch at 856-461-3434. If anyone has any questions feel free to contact me at 856-461-8820 or weliason@riversidepolicenj.org. Thank You, William T. Eliason Chief of Police Township of Riverisde