Allentown Police Department

  • Agency: Allentown Police Department
  • Address: 8 N Main St, Allentown , 08501 NJ
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Phone: 609-259-6300
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Allentown Police Department is located at 8 N Main St, Allentown , 08501 NJ. The Allentown Police Department phone number is 609-259-6300.

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Law enforcement officers from the Allentown Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey's " U Drive. U Text. U Pay." enforcement campaign. Beginning April 1st, 2018 and running through April 21st, 2018, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text messages while driving. "Distracted driving is possibly the most serious safety issue on our roadways today," said Gary Poedubicky, acting director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. "The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2015 alone, 3,477 people were killed in distracted driving crashes and an estimated 391,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver." In New Jersey, driver inattention was listed as a contributing circumstance in 52 percent of the state's crashes in 2015. Driver inattention was in fact listed as a contributing factor in crashes at a rate nine times higher than that of the next highest contributing factor (speed). The campaign is being carried out during the month of April, which the National Safety Council has designated as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The New Jersey campaign is modeled after a similiar successful high visibility enforcement programs such as "Click It or Ticket" and "Drive Sober Get Pulled Over".

Winter weather advisory from the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office...

Congratulations to Patrolman Christopher Poss ! Patrolman Poss was sworn in as a full-time police officer in the Allentown Police Department last night , congrats and stay safe.

*** Press Release *** Motor vehicle stop results in large quantity of prescription drugs, drug paraphernalia, and CDS marijuana .

During the course of Lt. Panckeri's patrol, he was driving down a residential neighborhood and saw a lady laying on the ground in front of her residence. Lt. Panckeri saw her two children crying and unable to help their mother stand up. Lt. Panckeri rushed over and assisted the resident who slipped on the ice in front of her house and gave first aid. A shout out goes to Lt. Panckeri's situational awareness, great job sir! Kind words from the resident: "Just want to thank Allentown PD for their regular drive around town because having the perfect timing when you see a resident sitting on the bottom of her icy steps with two kids is impeccably important! Not sure I would have been able to stand or collect myself without your help! So thank you thank you thank you!"

Enjoy the Superbowl and remember to have a safe night!

DWI , Assault by Auto , CDS possession after crash investigation

All of us here at the Allentown Police Department would like to wish a Merry Christmas to you and your families!

Please watch and share the tips from the NJ Attorney General's Office #safestop initiative. Visit www.safestopnj.com for more videos, tips, and information ! Here are some of the tips from the NJ Attorney General's Office: 1. Pull over in a safe place, as soon as possible. 2. Without delay, calmly comply with the Officer’s instructions. Drivers must listen to what the Officer says and follow the Officer’s instructions. 3. When you are asked for ID and driving credentials, provide them. Drivers must provide driver’s license, registration, and insurance card upon the request of the Officer. Keep your license, insurance card and registration in a place you can easily access. Tell the officer that you are going to reach for these documents. 4. Once you provide the necessary identification and information, you have the right to remain silent. Drivers and passengers do not have to answer any additional questions once proper documentation has been provided to the Officer. 5. Keep your hands visible, preferably on the steering wheel. When the officer can see your hands it has a calming effect and they do not feel you are trying to harm them. Removing your hands or any sudden movement will have a negative impact on the situation. 6. When the officer instructs you to step out of the vehicle, you should cooperate. Officers may ask drivers to exit the vehicle for any reason. They may ask passengers to get out of the vehicle in certain circumstances. If drivers or passengers do not follow instructions to exit, police may use reasonable force to remove them. 7. The street is not the place for a dispute; you can file a complaint later. If you have an issue with the stop or the officer’s behavior, you always have the right to file a complaint at a later date. Following an officer’s instructions at the scene does not waive your right to later challenge the stop, the arrest, or any of the officer’s instructions. 8. Take other steps to make the traffic stop as safe as possible, including: Turn down your music. If you are stopped at night, turn on your dome and/or interior lights. This will increase the visibility inside your vehicle so the Officer will be less concerned about what he or she can’t see. Roll down your driver’s side window. Roll down any other windows if those windows are tinted. This also will increase the Officer’s visibility. Stay calm. #SafeStop #SafeStopNJ #KnowTheLaw #KnowYourRights

*** Please share and enjoy the Holidays ***

This month, the Allentown Police Officers will be straying away from the traditional uniform look for a good cause. In the spirit of raising money for a good cause, the Allentown Police Department will be participating in the No-Shave November movement. The Officers are donating and trying to raise money for cancer awareness. " Each day, 22,000 people die from cancer worldwide. There's a good chance that someone you know and love will be affected by this disease. Nearly half of cancer diagnoses and deaths are preventable. No-Shave November's mission is to not only raise funds for cancer research and treatment but to educate the population about preventative measures." " For over six years, participants around the globe have put down their razors and foregone their hair appointments to join the fight against cancer. The No-Shave November campaign has successfully raised over $3.5 million dollars to combat this disease. Every dollar raised brings us one step closer in our efforts to fund cancer research and education, help prevent the disease, and aid those fighting the battle. Each whisker grown allows us to embrace our hair, which many cancer patients lose during treatment. Will you join us? Start by using the links below." - As per www.no-shave.org/#about No-Shave November is a web-based, non-profit organization devoted to growing cancer awareness and raising funds to support cancer prevention, research, and education. Please click the link below and feel free to join our team in helping us reach our goal!

ATTENTION ALLENTOWN / UPPER FREEHOLD RESIDENTS The Allentown Police Department urges parents to check all candy received prior to ingestion, and people with candy leftover that was not distributed to check it for tampering. The Allentown Police Department was just advised a few moments ago that during trick or treating yesterday, a handful of people possibly have received candy with pins and or needles in them. We were advised it was shared on Facebook, but nothing has been reported to us until moments ago by a third party with limited knowledge. We cannot currently confirm or deny the validity of this , but we were advised by word around Allentown High School. If anybody has any knowledge of this or personally know somebody who experienced a similar incident in Allentown, please have them contact the investigating officer Ptl. Anthony Rando of the Allentown Police Department immediately at 609-259-6300. Thank you for your cooperation. Please share this important information. **** You should never use email or social media to make a report of a crime or incident of any sort. We do not accept these kinds of reports. These methods are not monitored by officers or dispatchers with the frequency needed to be safe and accurate. Instead, please call or stop by the department at any time day or night. We are always here to help. **** Emergency Call:911 Non-Emergency:Call 609-259-6300 Police Department Address: 8 North Main Street, Allentown, NJ,08501.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY FOR HALLOWEEN All residents, listed below is some important information regarding the Halloween Parade. -Start Time: 6:00PM on 10/31/2017 -Starting Location: Broad St / North Main Street -Ending Location: Allentown High School There will be a temporary closure to vehicle while the parade passes by at the following locations. -Broad Street / North Main -Waker / North Main -Church St / North Main -Lakeview / South Main -High Street / South Main -High Street / Allentown High School entrance Once the rear of the parade passes the road will be reopened, please be advised to keep the road clear once the parade goes by. Wearing bright colors is recommended to enhance safety. Don't forget to flag one of our officer's down for some candy!

Harvest Fest Information October 14th & 15th Goodmorning everybody, we are just finishing setting up the traffic detours for this weekend. Here is some information regarding the Harvest Festival. - The festival is both Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. - South Main Street will be closed at 730am and reopen at approximately 630pm on both days. - The orange detour signs will reroute traffic from South Main street , to 539, to 526 , back to Main Street and vice versa. - The orange detour signs will also reroute you from North Main Street, to Church Street , to Circle Drive , to Potts Road, to Breza Road, to Allentown Yardville road. Making a right will take you to Upper Freehold/ Hamilton area and a left will take you into Allentown. - Please share this information with anybody you know traveling through Allentown this weekend. - Any questions or concerns contact our non-emergency dispatch line which is 609-259-6300 , for all emergencies dial 911. Please report anything suspicious. If you see something, say something. Have a great time and we will see you out there! - Ptl. Anthony Rando #8230 Public Information Officer/ Internal Affairs arando@allentownboronj.com 609-259-6300

The Allentown Borough Police Department will be participating in the 2017 Labor Day "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign. Beginning August 18,2017 and running through September 4, 2017, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols, looking for motorists who may be driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs. The national " Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" effort endeavors to raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving through a combination of high- visibility enforcement and public education. " During the last five years New Jersey has experienced approximately 41,000 alcohol involved crashes resulting in more than 800 fatalities. As a part of the initiative , the Division of Highway Traffic Safety provides grants to local police agencies throughout the state to run the two-week campaign. During the last year's crackdown, participating agencies made 1,649 DWI arrests. 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. Please like and share to spread awareness! Remember to be safe and enjoy the upcoming holiday weekend.

Tomorrow on Church Street there will be traffic delays starting at 8:00am. Church Street may possibly be shut down due to water/ sewer repairs. Plan your morning commute accordingly. -Allentown Police Department

Ptl. Dell'Acqua and Ptl. Poss participating at the Hope Fire Company's Touch a Truck event the other night. Needless to say , all the kids loved playing with the lights and sirens 🚓🚒🚑

We are glad you are okay Minion 😎

With the warm weather coming , Officers will be on patrol cracking down on good deeds and acts of safety throughout the town. Spread the word!

Law Enforcement officers from the Allentown Borough Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey's UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign. Beginning April 1st and running through April 21st, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text messages while driving. "Distracted driving is a serious issue on our roadways," said Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. " The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2014 alone, 3,179 people were killed in distracted driving crashes and an estimated 431,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver." Despite the fact that using a hand held cell phone or texting while driving is illegal in New Jersey, the practice appears to be widespread. In a recent survey conducted by the FDU PublicMind Poll for the Division of Highway Traffic Safety, 67% of respondents said they "very often" see people driving and talking on a hand held cell phone. 42% of respondents said they "very often" see driver's texting. The campaign is being carried out during the month of April, which the National Safety Council has designated as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The New Jersey campaign is modeled after similar successful high visibility enforcement programs such as Click It or Ticket and Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over.

*** Important Parking Information *** Tonight as many of you know around 8PM , we are expected to have a severe winter storm. As per borough ordinance 7-7.3 please remove all vehicles off the road for the snow plows and emergency vehicles. All vehicles left on the road will be ticketed and towed. Please pass on this information. Any further questions please contact us at 609-259-6300 or by private message. Everyone be safe and please remember if there is an emergency remember to call 911.

The Coast Nursery will be conducting controlled burns tomorrow in the area of Extonville Road that will be lasting approximately 24-48 hours.