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The Upper Saddle River Police Dept. would like to wish everyone a Happy Fourth of July. ... See MoreSee Less

The Upper Saddle River Police Dept. would like to wish everyone a Happy Fourth of July.

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Thank you

Happy 4th

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.
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July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month

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.
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Owner Located.

Do you recognize me? I have escaped from my owners! Please have them contact USRPD.
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Do you recognize me? I have escaped from my owners! Please have them contact USRPD.

UPPER SADDLE RIVER CRIME ALERT

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!
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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 😝

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*** Traffic Alert ***

Meadowbrook Road will be closed for utility work. Please follow all directions of traffic control personnel and find an alternate route.
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*** Traffic Alert ***

Meadowbrook Road will be closed for utility work. Please follow all directions of traffic control personnel and find an alternate route.

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Ware Road will be closed for utility work between Union Ave & Brookside Drive. Please follow all directions of traffic control personnel.
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Ware Road will be closed for utility work between Union Ave & Brookside Drive. Please follow all directions of traffic control personnel.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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 wlynch@usrpd.net

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 hdelgado@njsacop.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 hdelgado@njsacop.org

Media Contact

Detective Captain Edward Kane
Upper Saddle River Police Department
368 West Saddle River Road
Upper Saddle River, N.J. 07458
201-327-2700
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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!!!
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As Julia would say you are awesome!!! Thank you so much for letting her participate.

USR PD and Dispatch - the best!!

Amazing support !

OUTSTANDING!

Outstanding!!!!

Thank you guys

Impressive! Nice work

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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

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

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-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.
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These fellas need to stay off the sauce.

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
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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

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Well done boys. 🖤💙🖤

Great job guys... honored to be part of the support team!

great job. congratulations

Way to go!

Outstanding!

Great job Fellas!

Great job!

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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

OSHAs 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.

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Multiple road closures due to flooding throughout the borough, proceed with caution. ... See MoreSee Less

East Road is closed between Creative Gardens and Hidden Glen Road due to flooding. ... See MoreSee Less

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National Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization

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Do you recognize me?! I have escaped from my owners in the area of Hillcrest Dr. Please have them contact the Upper Saddle River Police at 201-327-2700. ... See MoreSee Less

Do you recognize me?! I have escaped from my owners in the area of Hillcrest Dr. Please have them contact the Upper Saddle River Police at 201-327-2700.

Whether they're on feet or wheels, they have a right to use the roadway safely, too. Slow down, move over. #righttotheroad #sharetheroad #safepass4nj #safepassing #safepassagenj #JerseyDrives#SafeRoadsNJ ... See MoreSee Less

Whether theyre on feet or wheels, they have a right to use the roadway safely, too. Slow down, move over. #righttotheroad #sharetheroad #safepass4NJ #safepassing #safepassagenj #jerseydrives#SafeRoadsNJ

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

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.

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

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 nations 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.Image attachment

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Respect to all EMS personnel who have responded to calls during the height of the pandemic and continue to respond.

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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

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.

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(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

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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.
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*** Traffic Alert ***

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.

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

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).

Over the 2014 Cinco de Mayo holiday period, almost one-fifth (18%) of drivers in fatal crashes had BACs of .15 or higher—that’s almost twice the legal limit in every state. ... See MoreSee Less

Over the 2014 Cinco de Mayo holiday period, almost one-fifth (18%) of drivers in fatal crashes had BACs of .15 or higher—that’s almost twice the legal limit in every state.

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

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.

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.
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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

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.

Get out and ride! But do it safely by protecting your brain: 1. Helmet should rest a 2-finger width above eyebrows 2. chin strap is snug but comfortable 3. side straps should lie flat on either side of the ear. #biketoschool #BiketoSchoolDay #JerseyDrives bit.ly/3vp9gCB #SafeRoadsNJ ... See MoreSee Less

Get out and ride! But do it safely by protecting your brain: 1. Helmet should rest a 2-finger width above eyebrows 2. chin strap is snug but comfortable 3. side straps should lie flat on either side of the ear. #biketoschool #biketoschoolday #jerseydrives https://bit.ly/3vp9gCB #SafeRoadsNJ

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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.

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