Have a Plan Whether You're Driving, Riding or Hosting If you’re celebrating and drinking this holiday season, always remember to plan ahead with a sober driver to take you home. If you’re the designated driver, it’s important to take the role seriously and don’t consume alcohol. Here are some more safety tips:
Never drink and drive. Don’t let someone get behind the wheel if that person has been drinking. If you’re hosting a gathering, make sure everyone has a sober ride home. Always wear your seat belt. It’s your best defense against impaired drivers. Call 911 if you see a drunk driver. ... See MoreSee Less
Motor vehicles are the primary mode of transportation for most of us, and often, an indispensable part of our lives. But what would happen if yours suddenly disappeared? Vehicle theft is a very expensive crime, with the cost of stolen vehicles pegged at more than $7 billion.
804,400 motor vehicles were stolen in 2020. Only 56% of all stolen motor vehicles were recovered. Of all motor vehicles stolen, 74% were passenger vehicles.
Take action! Here are ways you can help prevent motor vehicle theft. • Park in well-lit areas. • Close and lock all windows and doors when you park. • Hide valuables out of sight, such as in the glove box or trunk. • Do not leave your keys in your vehicle. • Do not leave the area while your vehicle is running. ... See MoreSee Less
Catalytic Converter theft is on the rise! Thousands are stolen across the country per day. To combat this alarming trend, the Catalytic Converter Theft committee of the International Association of Au...
Today, 6/18/2022, between the hours of 2 A.M. and 3 A.M. the town of Upper Saddle River had multiple attempted motor vehicle thefts/burglaries.
Two unlocked vehicles were entered, and one unlocked vehicle that had the key fob inside of it was successfully stolen. Shortly after being taken the stolen vehicle became disabled, was abandoned by the suspects, and has been located/recovered.
Our community has been victimized by car thieves and car burglars for years. As of late these thefts are becoming more prolific and the criminals more brazen. We do not want to equate the thefts to a business, but like in a business, if there is no supply people will go elsewhere for the product. We can all do our part in bringing the supply down by locking our cars and by bringing the key fobs into our houses. The Upper Saddle River police department again will be participating in the 9 P.M. Routine reminders to remove valuables from your vehicles, lock your vehicle doors, lock the doors to your residences, turn on exterior lights and activate all alarms and security systems.
Please realize that these vehicles that are stolen are being utilized in violent crimes throughout our state and surrounding states. We live in one of the safest communities. Let’s all work together to keep it that way. THANK YOU! ... See MoreSee Less
If insurance companies didn't cover the cars being stolen if the key fobs were left inside, I can guarantee you people will make sure that they don't leave them in there and that their doors are locked.
What’s so darn hard taking the key out of the car and locking it?
USRPD, thank you for your efforts in warning our fellow neighbors. I’m hoping people will listen.
The thefts are indeed a business. With supply chain issues creating the demand and desirable unlocked cars are your supply. Most are not “joyriders” but pros sending much of the product (cars) for parts or sending them intact overseas.
USRPD - the best!
Embarrassing that you even have to tell people this 😝
Motorcycle Safety Ride to Work Day Share: Motorcycle Freedom & Safety on the Open Road Ride to Work Day, on the third Monday in June, celebrates the joys of motorcycle riding. Whether you ride as part...
Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment
(Upper Saddle River / Bergen County, NJ) A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, will examine all aspects of the Upper Saddle River Police Department policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services Chief Patrick Rotella announced today.
“Verification by the team that the Upper Saddle River Police Department meets the Commission’s “best practice” standards is part of a voluntary process to achieve accreditation, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence”, Chief Patrick Rotella said.
As part of this final on-site assessment, employees and members of the general public are invited to provide comments to the assessment team. They may do so by telephone or email. The public may call 201-956-2774 on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 between the hours of 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. Email comments can be sent to email@example.com
Telephone comments are limited to 5 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the NJSACOP standards. Please contact Lieutenant William Lynch at 201-327-2700 for information about the standards.
Anyone wishing to offer written comments about the Upper Saddle River Police Department ability to comply with the standards for accreditation is requested to email the Accreditation Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or write the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 751 Route 73 North, Suite 12 Marlton, N.J. 08053.
The Upper Saddle River Police Department must comply with NJSACOP LEAP standards in order to achieve accredited status.Chief Patrick Rotella indicated, “Accreditation results in greater accountability within the agency, reduced risk and liability exposure, stronger defense against civil lawsuits, increased community advocacy, and more confidence in the agency’s ability to operate efficiently and respond to community needs.”
The Accreditation Program Director for the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police is Mr. Harry J Delgado, Ed.S. “The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar New Jersey law enforcement agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview agency members, and visit offices and other places where compliance with the standards can be observed. Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they will report to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status”, Harry J Delgado stated.
Accreditation is valid for a three-year period during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting to their continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.
The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police through its New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission is the legitimate authority and accreditation agency in the state of New Jersey. For more information regarding the Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission please write the Commission at New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 751 Route 73 North, Suite 12 Marlton, N.J. 08053 or email email@example.com
Detective Captain Edward Kane Upper Saddle River Police Department 368 West Saddle River Road Upper Saddle River, N.J. 07458 201-327-2700 ... See MoreSee Less
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Upper Saddle River Army!!! Thank you to all who participated in this years Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics! A huge thank you to all who made donations to this amazing cause!!! Thank you to USRFD, USR DPW, USR EMS, and Bergen County SWAT team who helped out keeping us safe today! Thank you to the Bergen County Sheriffs Department for being such a great partner! Thank you to all the parents, students, and school staff for making todays event the best in the state!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Please see a recent Nightline article related to the rise in car thefts across the United States. These thefts are driving up violent crime in communities across America. The easiest way to not become a victim of this type of theft is to remove your key fob from your vehicle, lock your car doors, close your garage doors and do not leave your vehicle running unattended.
Please be advised, on Friday, June 10th between 8:15 AM and 9 AM we will be conducting the New Jersey Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Our officers from the Upper Saddle River Police Department will be carrying the flame of hope through our town. Please expect traffic delays on both Lake Street and W. Saddle River Rd. around that time. For a small portion of that hour, W. Saddle River Rd. between Coach Lane and Lake Street will be closed. Please contact the Upper Saddle River Police Department if you have any questions, 201-327-2700 ... See MoreSee Less
-A 46 year-old male from Mahwah was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated after being stopped for numerous motor vehicle violations on Lake Street and Valley Lane. The male was issued numerous motor vehicle summonses and subsequently released to a responsible individual.
-Officers responded to a call for a suspicious incident near the intersection of Old Stone Church and Hopper Farm. A 21 year-old male from Pearl River, New York, was subsequently arrested for possession of heroin and crack cocaine. The male was transported to the Bergen County Jail.
-A 55 year-old male from Delray Beach was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated after being stopped for numerous motor vehicle violations on Lake Street. The male was issued numerous motor vehicle summonses and subsequently released to a responsible individual. ... See MoreSee Less
During police week in May, four of our officers participated in the Police Unity Tour. The Unity Tour is a 300 mile bike ride from the World Trade Center to the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial in Washington D.C. that involves officers from all over the United States. The event is a tribute and fundraiser for the members of our profession who made the ultimate sacrifice. The Memorial contains the names of 23,229 Officers who died in the line of duty. Please visit nleomf.org to learn more about this special place and the brave men and women whose names are permanently engraved on its walls.
Pictured from left to right- Luke Gallo, Anthony Pulizzano, Ed Kane, Emmett McDowell ... See MoreSee Less
OSHA's Heat Illness Prevention campaign, launched in 2011, educates employers and workers on the dangers of working in the heat. Through training sessions, outreach events, informational sessions, publications, social media messaging and media appearances, millions of workers and employers have learned how to protect workers from heat. Our safety message comes down to three key words: Water. Rest. Shade. ... See MoreSee Less
Deaths on U.S. Roads Soared to 16-year High in 2021. Road deaths soared more than 10 percent last year, compared with a year earlier, reaching 42,915, according to estimates released on May 17 by federal transportation officials. It was the highest number of fatalities nationwide since 2005. Increased road-related deaths included speed and alcohol related deaths, multi-vehicle crashes, fatalities among senior citizens, deaths involving large trucks, and pedestrian fatalities. For more information, see ... See MoreSee Less
Road deaths soared more than 10 percent last year, compared with a year earlier, reaching 42,915, according to estimates released Tuesday by federal transportation officials. It was the highest number...
PEARL RIVER, NY, May 26, 2022 Noon --- O&R is preparing its company-wide emergency response group to repair damage and restore electric service interruptions that could result from thunderstorms --- some possibly severe --- that are expected to strike the area from early evening Friday overnight into the pre-dawn hours of early Saturday morning.
O&R’s company and contractor overhead line crews and its tree removal experts are planning to upgrade from routine work to storm alert at 6 p.m. Friday evening. Customer service operations and the wide array of O&R teams that support those functions also will shift into storm duty at that time.
O&R Warns For safety’s sake, O&R warns the public not to touch or approach any downed wire. Assume all downed wires are energized and dangerous. Call O&R immediately toll-free 1-877-434-4100. Depending on the situation, you also should consider calling your local police to assume traffic control duties at the scene until an O&R crew arrives.
Weather Forecast On Friday, a cold front will bring scattered showers and thunderstorms from about 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. Saturday morning. Thunderstorms storms may become severe in isolated areas during this time period. Severe thunderstorms could contain wind gusts higher than 57 mph, hail larger than one inch in diameter or tornadoes.
For the latest information about power outages, please view O&R’s Outage Map.
For a brief video that provides a step-by-step blueprint of the Outage Map’s basic operation:
Restoring Service Once the weather clears enough to safely assess damage and begin electric service restoration, crews will give priority to clearing downed wires blocking roads and making repairs to critical and emergency facilities (police and fire stations, and hospitals, for example) and to those locations where the repair will provide power to the largest number of customers quickly. Then, crews will restore smaller outages and individual customers’ outages.
How Customers can Report an Outage If customers experience a power outage, they shouldn’t assume that O&R automatically knows about it. They can report it and check to see when their lights will be back on through:
• O&R’s mobile app from your iPhone, iPad or Android device --- download via Apple Store or Google Play. • Text messaging by texting “OUT” to 69678 (myORU) or • A phone call to 1-877-434-4100. Important Safety Tips • For safety’s sake, don’t touch or approach any downed wire. Assume it is energized and dangerous. Call O&R immediately toll-free 1-877-434-4100. Depending on the situation, you may also want to call your local police to divert traffic until an O&R crew arrives.
• Maintain a distance of at least 50 feet from downed wires and anything they are in contact with including puddles of water and fences. Supervise your children so that they are not in the vicinity and keep pets on a leash or otherwise secure.
• If a fallen wire is draped over a car, do not approach the car and make rescue attempts. Remain a safe distance away and try to keep the occupant of the vehicle calm. If possible, emergency personnel should handle the situation.
• Pole-top transformers --- those small grey-colored metal drums attached to the wires at the tops of most utility poles --- also should be avoided when they have been knocked to the ground.
• Portable generators pose a serious hazard if used improperly. They should be used and installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions. A wrong connection could feed electricity back through the lines and endanger our repair crews. Never plug a generator into a wall unit, use it indoors or set it up outdoors near open home windows or air-handling vents.
• Have emergency equipment within reach --- portable radio, flashlights, spare batteries, first aid kit, cell phone and important medications. Keep O&R’s toll-free number 1-877-434-4100 near the phone to report power outages.
• Remember: if the base station of your cordless phone plugs into the wall, your phone will be unusable during a power outage. ... See MoreSee Less
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National Police Week begins today, May 15. National Police Week offers honor, remembrance, and peer support, while allowing law enforcement, survivors, and citizens to gather and pay homage to those who gave their lives in the line of duty. ... See MoreSee Less
May 15-21, 2022, is the 47th annual National EMS Week. In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation's communities. We work with our partners in Upper Saddle River Volunteer Ambulance Corps. day in and day out, they are a great asset to the Borough of Upper Saddle River. We are thankful for them. ... See MoreSee Less
Yes, because you never know when you might "hit the road." Back when I was just a mountain biker (let alone, a biker biker), I'm convinced a helmet saved my life when I had an "extremely unscheduled dismount" resulting in a very unsubtle contact between my noggin and a rock.
Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week is an observance in the United States that pays tribute to the local, state, and federal peace officers who have died, or who have been disabled, in the line of duty. ... See MoreSee Less
The Upper Saddle River Police family lost one of the best last week. Ms. Ines Peterson ("E") was our department Mom, Sister, Aunt and Friend all in one. E worked with the USRPD for over 30 years. She was the pleasant lady who would magically appear behind a blind-covered window when residents needed copies of police records or incident reports. E's unique personality was book worthy. She loved to talk about old television shows, music, and never forgot a birthday. E was truly one of a kind. Please take the time to read her obituary written by her husband John Peterson. ... See MoreSee Less
(6PM Update - The Highway is Open) |||| Route 17 Southbound is currently closed due to a serious motor vehicle crash on 17 South in Saddle River. All entrances to a Route 17 south prior to Waldwick are closed. Avoid the highway ... See MoreSee Less
Stone Ledge Road will be closed Monday through Friday 7am to 5pm between Carlough Rd and Lilline Ln beginning on our about Monday 05/09/2022 for approximately three weeks. PSEG will be installing a new gas main in the area. Residents of Stone Ledge Rd between Carlough Rd and Lilline Ln will have access to and from their house during the construction. All other area residents should plan alternate routes in and out of the area. ... See MoreSee Less
After the last two years of pandemic living, many people are realizing that stress, isolation, and uncertainty have taken a toll on their well-being. This year, the theme of MHA’s 2022 Mental Health...
Fortunately, Cinco de Mayo holiday period drunk-driving fatalities have decreased slightly from 90 in 2012 (45% of all crash fatalities), to 65 in 2013 (40% of all crash fatalities), to 33 people in 2014 (33% of all crash fatalities). ... See MoreSee Less
In 2014, there were 343 crash fatalities during the Cinco de Mayo holiday weekend (6 p.m. May 2 to 5:59 a.m. May 6). One out of three people lost their lives in drunk-driving crashes. That means 116 people could be alive today if everyone had just designated sober drivers that weekend. ... See MoreSee Less
Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month 5 Tips for Drivers - Take an extra moment to look for motorcycles. Because of its small size, a motorcycle can be easily hidden in a car's blind spots, so check — then check again — before changing lanes or making a turn.
- Predict a motorcycle is closer than it looks. A motorcycle may look farther away than it is because of its small size, and it may be difficult to judge a motorcycle’s speed. When checking traffic to turn at an intersection or into (or out of) a driveway, predict a motorcycle is closer than it appears.
- Keep a safe distance. Motorcyclists often slow by rolling off the throttle or downshifting, thus not activating the brake light, so allow more following distance, about 3 to 4 seconds.
- Understand lane shifting. Motorcyclists often adjust position within a lane to be seen more easily and to minimize effects of road debris, passing vehicles, and wind. Understand that motorcyclists adjust lane position for a purpose, not to show off or to allow you to share the lane with them.
- See the person. When a motorcycle is in motion, see more than the motorcycle, see the person under the helmet, who could be your friend, neighbor, or relative. ... See MoreSee Less
The Cinco de Mayo holiday period (6 p.m. May 4 to 5:59 a.m. May 6) is especially deadly on our nation’s roads, with more than one-third of all crash fatalities from 2010-2014 involving a drunk driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 grams per deciliter (g/dL) or higher. In fact, from 2010-2014, there were 268 people killed in drunk-driving crashes over the Cinco de Mayo holiday period, with 33 people killed in 2014 alone. ... See MoreSee Less
Whether addressing the need to make routes to school safer for active trips or encouraging children to be more active, these events can be powerful tools to inspire lasting change. Of course, they are...
I agree 100%. That is why USR need a bike path/sidewalk all the way across Lake St and the full length of the West Road in front of the schools. Then every kid, anywhere in town could ride to school and the rest of us could ride safely.