Plainsboro Township Police Department

  • Agency: Plainsboro Township Police Department
  • Address: 641 Plainsboro Rd # A, Plainsboro, 08536 NJ
  • Chief: Guy Armour (Chief of Police)
Phone: 609-799-2333
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Plainsboro Township Police Department is located at 641 Plainsboro Rd # A, Plainsboro, 08536 NJ. The Chief of Police of the department is Guy Armour. The Plainsboro Township Police Department phone number is 609-799-2333.

Plainsboro Township Police Department News

Every November 11th Veteran's Day is observed in the United States. This is a day that recognizes and honors the service of all U.S military veterans. This year Plainsboro Police Department would like to thank those veteran's within our department. First up Ptl. Daniel Reichard: Officer Daniel Reichard joined the Plainsboro Twp. Police Department in 2011 where he was assigned to the Patrol Division. While assigned to the Patrol Division, Officer Reichard earned various awards and recognition including, the Life Saving Award, MADD Award and in 2015 he was awarded Officer of the Year. Today you can find him working hard in the Traffic Division and as the Deputy OEM Coordinator. Officer Reichard joined the United States Marine Corps November 2001 and was honorably discharged in November 2010. He made the rank of Sergeant (E-5), to which he reminds everyone, is the backbone of the Marine Corps. During his time with the Marines he was able to see all parts of the United States and the world and was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Ptl. Reichard adds that, “The Marines gave me the tools and experience with which I hope to better serve Plainsboro Township, and while I am always looking forward, I never forget the men and women who can't be here today”.

We are aware of a social media concern and have investigated the matter. After speaking with the parties involved, it was determined that there is no threat and everyone can carry on with their normal daily routine. Plainsboro Police Officers will be at WWP High School North if you have any questions.

ROUTE 1 SB BETWEEN COLLEGE RD AND SAYRE DR IS DOWN TO 1 LANE DUE TO A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

👻Watch out for trick-or-treaters tomorrow! Check out our post about Halloween safety tips from Safekids.org. Have a safe and happy Halloween!🎃

On Friday, November 3, 2017, Plainsboro Road between Maple Ave and Community Gardens will be westbound traffic ONLY from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Plainsboro Road Eastbound traffic will be detoured. Pasture Lane, Jeffers Road, Walker Gordon Development and Firmenich Employees must exit Campus Road. DETOURS FOR FRIDAY: From Scudders Mill Road at Campus Road – Left on Campus Road, Right on Scudders Mill Road E/B, Right on Schalks Crossing Road to Plainsboro Road. Follow Scudders Mill Detour. On Monday, November 6, 2017, Plainsboro Road between Maple Ave and Community Gardens will be CLOSED to all traffic from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Walker Gordon Development, Pasture Lane, Jeffers Road Walker Gordon Development and Firmenich Employees must use Campus Road side to access and exit area. (Police will be at road closures) DETOURS FOR COMPLETE CLOSURE ON MONDAY: From Plainsboro Road at Maple Ave – Left on Maple Ave, Left on Edgemere Ave Right on Edgemere Ave to Scudders Mill Road, Left onto Scudders Mill Road. Follow Scudders Mill Road Detour From Maple Ave – Right on Edgemere Ave to Scudders Mill Road, Left onto Scudders Mill Road. Follow Scudders Mill Road Detour

A few of Plainsboro Township's finest being taught the basics of playing soccer by one of our township's youngest residents over the weekend.

“PUT THE BRAKES ON FATALITIES DAY” WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER. 10TH Plainsboro Police Chief Guy Armour announced that the township of Plainsboro will join other municipal police departments throughout the State of New Jersey with the safety effort “Put the Brakes on Fatalities” Day”. The day will be observed on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017. “The Plainsboro Police Department is proud to support this important public safety message to the motoring public”, Chief Armour said. “More than 600 people died in traffic accidents on New Jersey’s roadways last year. This is an important way to remind all motorists to practice safe driving habits and eliminate the number of distractions when they are behind the wheel”. The number of motor vehicle accidents in New Jersey during 2016 represented an 8 percent increase from 562 fatalities in 2015. In the United States, there were more than 40,000 fatal motor vehicle crashes last year alone, a 6 percent increase from 2015. The “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day” is an effort by municipal police departments to drive safely and realize the goal of zero motor vehicle fatalities during a calendar year. The program is an ambitious effort by the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. Statistics show that 27 percent of all fatal traffic accidents in the Garden State are alcohol-related accidents. The number of speed related fatalities has nearly tripled over the past four years. Of the 607 people who died in 2016, 333 were behind the wheel, 17 bicyclists, and 167 pedestrian lost their lives in traffic-related accidents. Motor vehicle accidents remain the leading cause of death for young Americans between the ages of 15 and 34. “Across the country in the last year, the crash rates have been increasing. It’s very likely that the increasing levels of distraction such as cell phones and other electronic devices are a big part of it”, Chief Armour said. “By participating in this important initiative we would like to remind the motoring public to obey all speed limits, buckle up, keep both eyes on the road at all times, and always avoid drinking and driving.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families, and all those affected by the tragedy in Las Vegas.

This week Sgt. Olma , Det. McMahon, and Ptl. Urie hosted a community meeting for over 50 residents of Princeton Collection to address safety and traffic concerns in their neighborhood. The meeting was offered as part of the new community outreach efforts by the Special Services Division of the Plainsboro Township Police Department. The meetings are available to all neighborhoods and homeowner associations within the Township. If interested, contact Det. McMahon at mcmahon@plainsboropolice.com or Ptl. Urie at rurie@plainsboropolice.com to schedule a meeting.

We will be experiencing some weather throughout the next 48 hours. (see attachment) Now, don’t you worry because we are ready. It may get rainy and it may get windy so, please make sure that all lose objects are secured or brought inside. Hazardous Weather Discussion Hurricane Jose’s impacts will peak today in NJ, tapering off through Thursday. A Coastal Flood Warning is posted for counties from Middlesex along the coast to Cumberland. There is a Coastal Flood Advisory for Hudson, eastern Essex, eastern Union and Salem Counties. A Tropical Storm Watch, Tropical Storm Warning and Small Craft Advisory are posted for coastal waters. Impacts to New Jersey Prepare for gusty winds, localized power outages, downed trees, rip currents, heavy surf, and minor to moderate flooding along the coast, back bays and tidal waters. Moderate flooding may occur with high tides Tuesday. Minor to moderate coastal flooding is possible through Wednesday. Heavy seas and surf with elevated rip current risk will create dangerous beach conditions.

September is National Preparedness Month...if you don't have a plan in place in case of an emergency (like a hurricane) then visit ready.nj.gov for guidance...until then be safe and happy football watching! 🏈

Traffic signal power outage at the intersection of Scudders Mill Rd/College Rd. For the time being, traffic will only be flowing on Scudders Mill Rd eastbound and westbound. Right turns only from College Rd onto Scudders Mill Rd West. Right turns only coming from the Crowne Plaza entrance onto Scudders Mill Rd East. We apologize for the inconvenience. PSE&G notified. Please plan alternate routes! ❌🚦🚧⚠️

On September 11th at 6:30pm outside of the municipal building at the Plainsboro Township memorial site, the Township Committee, Police Department, Volunteer Fire Department, and Volunteer First Aid Squad will honor the memory of the brave men and women who died on September 11, 2001. The Deputy Mayor and Township Committee members will lay a wreath in remembrance to all those who lost their lives. In the event of inclement weather, the memorial will be held inside the municipal building by the steel previously dedicated from the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey. The ceremony is open to all members of the community who wish to attend.

Help us help the people of Houston - Hurricane Harvey Assistance Plainsboro Township wants to offer a helping hand to the residents of Houston as a result of the devastation from Tropical Storm Harvey. The storm has caused a tremendous demand to help the thousands of people whose lives have been impacted by the storm. The Township has partnered with Hermann Services, Inc., a family owned transportation company since 1927 located in Dayton, NJ. They have identified items of need and agreed to transport those goods to Houston in the near future. A trailer has been located at the municipal building behind the Recreation Building (641 Plainsboro Road) where donated items (only new and unopened listed items) can be dropped off between 8:30 am and 3:45 pm, Tuesday through Friday. Hermann Services, Inc. can be reached at 877-910-6535 or the Township at 609-799-0909 ext. 1719, if you have any questions. Volunteers wishing to help off load goods from residents, please call the Township at 609-799-0909 ext. 1719. If you would like to make a financial donation to The Red Cross, contributions can provide disaster relief immediately. You can do so by visiting redcross.org, calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a donation. Plainsboro is a compassionate community. Let us bring hope to those that are in need of our help.

PIZZA FOR SAFETY PROGRAM Plainsboro Police have announced a community partnership with local business, Romeo's Restaurant, where school-aged children will be rewarded with "tickets" for wearing helmets while riding their bicycles. The "tickets" are actually vouchers redeemable for a free slice of pizza when officers observe the children wearing a safety helmet while riding their Bicycle, Skateboard or Roller Blades. This initiative is an effort to encourage our youth to make good choices and promote safety. Head trauma is one of the leading causes of serious injuries and death among youth in the United States, and the police department believes that not only will this program help lower the risk of injury to local youth but will help the agency promote a positive relationship with residents. "This is a great way for the officers to interact with kids in a positive way", Plainsboro Police Officer Arthur Gant said. "It's a win-win situation for all", it's a way for police to reward school-aged children who wear bike helmets. He said the officers also can use a friendly teaching moment for youngsters who aren't practicing safe biking habits. "These positive law enforcement interactions strengthen the relationship our officers have with the youth of our community", said Plainsboro Police officials. The program will run from Friday September 1, through Saturday September 30, 2017.

On Saturday, August 12th, 2017, Ptl. Wolak, Ptl. Reichard, and Ptl. Kowalczyk invited township residents to accompany them for a tour of duty on bicycles. Participants, ranging from 15 to 71 years old, were shown the daily duties of a bike patrol officer and the advantages of patrolling on bicycles. Participants were provided with basic training on a handheld RADAR unit and allowed the opportunity to use the RADAR unit themselves to measure speeds of several vehicles along local roadways. The day ended with a guided bike tour of the nearly 1,000 acres Plainsboro Preserve. Participants were allowed the opportunity to explore areas that very few locals have seen or even knew existed.

Recently the students of Montessori School paid the Plainsboro Police Department a visit where Ptl. Urie and Ptl Ullom taught them about the proper uses of “911” and toured the dispatch center and met communications officers. They were also shown the police department and the cell block area where each child was able to experience their own fingerprints being taken. The students were especially excited to have been given an opportunity to explore a police vehicle up close.

The eastbound lane of Edgemere Ave between Maple Ave and Prospect Ave will be closed for approx. 5 hours for emergency repairs due to a water main break. Detours are in place. 🚧

Closure Notification-Cranbury Road Bridge over Bear Brook-West Windsor Township On or about Monday, August 21, 2017, Mercer County will begin work to replace the bridge on Cranbury Road over Bear Brook in Grovers Mill. Construction work hours will be 7:00am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday. However, Cranbury Road at the construction site will be closed on a 24/7 basis to all traffic until completion of the project; which is expected to take nine months. During construction, motorists will be directed to use Clarksville Road and Princeton-Hightstown Road. Detour signs will be posted prior to the start date advising of the pending road closure.

Police agencies from around New Jersey are gearing up for the state’s largest annual drunk driving crackdown. The 2017 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Statewide Labor Day Crackdown begins August 18 and concludes on September 4. During the campaign, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols targeting motorists who may be driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs. Law enforcement agencies participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2017 crackdown offer the following advice: •If you plan to drink, designate a driver, someone who will not drink alcohol, before going out. •Take mass transit, a taxi or ask a sober friend to drive you home. •Spend the night where the activity is held. •Always buckle up, every ride, regardless of your seating position in the vehicle. It’s your best defense against an impaired driver. •If you’re intoxicated and traveling on foot, the safest way to get home is to take a cab or have a sober friend or family member drive you to your doorstep.

A great time was had at National Night Out 2017!

Come join the Plainsboro Police Department tonight, 8/1/17 from 6pm-8pm, at Morris Davidson Park for National Night Out!

Remember tonight's the night!! Join us at Morris Davison Park from 6:00 - 8:00 PM for National Night Out!