Lincoln Park Police Department

  • Agency: Lincoln Park Police Department
  • Address: 34 Chapel Hill Rd, Lincoln Park , 07035 NJ
  • Chief: Mark E West (Chief of Police)
Phone: 973-694-5533

Lincoln Park Police Department is located at 34 Chapel Hill Rd, Lincoln Park , 07035 NJ. The Chief of Police of the department is Mark E West. The Lincoln Park Police Department phone number is 973-694-5533.

Lincoln Park Police Department News

The National Weather Services has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and Winter Storm Warning for northern New Jersey starting this evening at 6pm through 2am Thursday. The forecast data suggests that scattered light to moderate snow showers will move into our area this evening and last through Wednesday morning before steadier moderate to heavy snow begins to fall. The moderate to heavy snow will last through around midnight Thursday morning, with scattered snow showers possible through 5-6 am. The heaviest snow will fall from Wednesday afternoon/evening when snowfall rates will sit at or slightly above 1” per hour. Total snow accumulations is currently forecasted as 4-8” with the possibility of 10-15” in some models. Winds will start the day today out of the east/northeast at 7-10 mph, and then slowly speed up to 12-18 mph out of the northeast by 6 am Wednesday. Winds will blow from 14-18 mph from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning, starting from the northeast, slowly transitioning to the northwest. It is possible that we may experience difficult travel conditions, Wednesday afternoon/evening. In addition, significant reductions in visibility is possible. Roads in the hilly areas may become impassable if the 1”+ per hour snowfall rates develop. Power outages are also possible. Please check the road conditions and forecast data BEFORE you make a decision to travel. Please know how long your commute will take so you do not find yourself on the roadways when road conditions may not warrant travel. During the last storm, we found many people on the roadways when they should not have been. We had plows and emergency vehicles impacted with roadways that were impassable because of motorists that should not have been out driving. Major roadways became parking lots and we had to dedicate emergency resources to address issues that were easily avoidable.

NJ Transit is suspending all bus service as of 4:30 PM. All buses are anticipated to be off the road by 6:00 PM. It is unknown when bus service will resume.

The Borough has received information from Morris County OEM that roads throughout the County have deteriorated to the point where most are dangerous and impassable. All motorists are asked to stay off the roads from now until completion of the storm. Stay safe Lincoln Park!

PRESS RELEASE LINCOLN PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT For More Information Contact: Lincoln Park Police Department Chief Michael Runfeldt (973) 694-5533 February 28, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE At 1:26 PM, on February 28, 2018, the Lincoln Park Police Department received a phone call from the Principal of the Lincoln Park Elementary School in regard to a student who made a non-specific bomb threat. The Lincoln Park Police Department responded and assisted with the evacuation of the students. The Morris County Sheriff’s Department responded and conducted a K9 sweep of the school. The threat was found to not be credible and the facility was cleared, with no threat to the safety of the students or faculty. The students were escorted to the Lincoln Park Hose Company #2, where they were dismissed to a parent. The incident is currently being investigated by the Lincoln Park Detective Bureau and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. The Lincoln Park Police Department would like to thank the assisting agencies, Mayor David Runfeldt (OEM Coordinator), the Lincoln Park Fire Department, the Lincoln Park Emergency Medical Services, the Lincoln Park Department of Public Works, and most importantly Superintendent James Grube and the Lincoln Park Elementary School staff, students, and parents for assisting in making the situation run smoothly.

The Lincoln Park Police Department and Board of Education are pleased to announce an excellent presentation on Cyber-security Tuesday night at 7:00 PM in the Elementary School Library. Hopefully you can join us, child care will be provided during the presentation.

The Lincoln Park Police Department would like to welcome our newest officer, Peter Deley III. Pete is a resident and Army veteran. He was sworn in and began the Police Academy on Tuesday. We are very anxious for him to complete his training and begin serving our community. Congratulations Pete!

All residents are reminded of the following ordinance in reference to parking prohibition for snow plowing and removal. This ordinance will be strictly enforced to ensure for the safe travel of our borough plows and other vehicles. Thank you for your cooperation. 206-10. TEMPORARY PARKING PROHIBITION FOR SNOW PLOWING AND REMOVAL: A. Whenever snow, ice, or freezing rain has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the streets or highways, an emergency shall exist and no vehicle shall be parked on the streets or highways or portions thereof indicated. The above parking prohibitions shall remain in effect after the snow, ice, or freezing rain has ceased until the streets have been plowed, salted or otherwise treated, sufficiently and to the extent that parking will not interfere with the normal flow of traffic. B. Any unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation shall be deemed a nuisance and a menace to the safe and proper regulation of traffic and any police officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner shall pay the reasonable costs of the removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.

We are currently tracking the snow which should end later this afternoon. Total snow accumulation of 3-6” are expected. Winds will be NW 12-22MPH, gusting 35-45MPH with peak gusts of 50MPH. The strongest winds will be from late afternoon through tonight with the possibility that gusts up to 45MPH will continue into tomorrow. We are currently under a Winter Weather Advisory, Hazardous Weather Outlook for today and a Wind Chill Advisory is in place for 1/5 & 1/6.

RT #1 Curbside Recycling for Thurs, Jan 4 has been cancelled due to the weather. Regular curbside recycling schedule for all routes will resume beginning Mon, Jan 8.

Thank you very much for your patience during the traffic pattern changes that are taking place in town. The process is nearing an end as the new traffic signals are becoming operational today. Our Traffic Officer is working very closely with the County Engineer and Borough Officials to work out issues that arise. A new change that we would like to make sure that everyone is aware of is the change at the Rt 202/Beaverbrook/Main intersection. Route 202 southbound and Beaverbrook Road northbound no longer have separate green lights. Both directions will have a green left turn arrow at the same time, which will then be followed by a green light in both directions. Once the green arrow turns to solid green, vehicles traveling Rt 202 southbound making a left turn onto "Upper" Main Street will have to yield to oncoming vehicles. The same is true for vehicles making a left from Beaverbrook Road onto Main Street. This is no different than most intersections, but is different from how this intersection has been in the past. Again, thank you for your understanding while these changes are being implemented.

It is with deep sorrow that the Lincoln Park Police Department announces the passing of Retired Sergeant John Sass on Saturday, December 2nd. Sgt. Sass served with the department from December 1, 1969 until his retirement on September 1, 1992. John was loved by all that he worked with and everyone he knew. He was always laughing and spread that joy to all that he encountered. He will be greatly missed. Our condolences go out to his family and friends. Viewing will be at Keri's Memorial Funeral Home on Thursday 2PM-4PM & 7PM-9PM. The Funeral will be at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Pompton Plains on Friday at 10AM. He will be laid to rest at Our Lady of the Magnificat in Kinnelon.

The Morris County Sheriff's Office mobile outreach vehicle for addiction and recovery services will be coming to Lincoln Park. Hope One will setup outside the Lincoln Park Shoprite on December 14, 2017 from 9am-2pm. They will be offering free NARCAN and training as well as access to rehab, detox, mental health services and more.

Great job Sgt. Clements, Ptl. Mulhearn, and Dispatcher Georgia!

The Lincoln Park Police Department would like to welcome the newest addition to our ranks. Robert Shirey is a Marine Corps veteran and Lincoln Park resident. He has served with the Baltimore Police Department and Paterson Police Department. He brings with him great experience in narcotics investigation and community policing.

The Lincoln Park Police Department is investigating the theft of a hot tub from a local downtown business during the early morning hours of June 30, 2017. The suspect was operating a pickup with attached trailer (pictured). The vehicle is believed to be a late model, two tone (dark over light) Ford Super Duty Series dually pickup. The vehicle was followed by a light colored, small vehicle (possibly a Toyota Prius). Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to call the Lincoln Park Detective Bureau at (973) 694-5533.

The Lincoln Park Police Department would like to wish everyone a happy and safe July 4th.

Congratulations Boonton High School Class of 2017 Graduates! Have a fun and safe night! Best of luck in all your future endeavors!