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This is an important traffic advisory from the Upper Saddle River Police Department:

The annual USR Thanksgiving Day 5K Run will take place on Thursday, November 25th 2021. For the safety and security of all participants the following roadways will have to be closed during the race. The closures will occur between the hours of 8:30am to approximately 9:30am

• West Saddle River Road between Lake St and Old Stone Church Road.

• Old Stone Church Road entire length

• East Saddle River Road between Old Stone Church Road and Lake St.

• Lake St from East Saddle River Rd to West Saddle River Rd

If you live on one of the above noted streets or any side street along the race route it is recommended that you plan accordingly. If you should need any assistance please feel free to contact the Upper Saddle River Police Dispatch Center at 201-327-2700.
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Don’t leave an empty seat at the table. Thanksgiving Eve is one of the deadliest days on the road. Plan a sober way home before you go. #ThanksgivingEve #BuckleUp #DriveSober #SafeRoadsNJ ... See MoreSee Less

Don’t leave an empty seat at the table.  Thanksgiving Eve is one of the deadliest days on the road. Plan a sober way home before you go. #ThanksgivingEve #BuckleUp #DriveSober #SafeRoadsNJ

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Upper Saddle River Parents, please don't forget to attend this very important presentation tonight!The Upper Saddle River Youth Guidance along with the USR School District will be hosting, for parents to attend, a seminar by John P. Halligan of “Ryan’s Story” on Wednesday, November 17th at 7:00pm in the Cavallini Middle School Auditorium

John P. Halligan will be sharing his son “Ryan’s Story” on the importance of anti-cyberbullying and suicide. He will be empowering parents and sharing lessons learned too late for his family regarding how to deal with bullying, cyberbullying and teen depression.
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Upper Saddle River Parents, please dont forget to attend this very important presentation tonight!

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ORANGE & ROCKLAND JOINS NATIONAL ANTI-SCAM CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT CUSTOMERS

Don’t Be A Victim: Awareness Best Defense Against Scammers

PEARL RIVER, NY, November 14, 2021 – Over the past year, criminals have been trying harder than ever to steal Orange & Rockland (O&R) customers’ hard-earned money through a variety of scams and they show no signs of stopping.

To spread the word about this risk, O&R, and its subsidiary Rockland Electric Company, are joining Con Edison and more than 140 electric, natural gas and water providers from across North America in dedicating this week to educating customers on how they can avoid becoming scam victims. The companies, members of Utilities United Against Scams, have declared the week of November 14 as National Utility Scam Awareness Week and Wednesday Utility Scam Awareness Day.

The theme of this year’s campaign is “End the Call, End the Scam.” Customers who receive a suspicious call should hang up and dial O&R’s Customer Service line at 1-877-434-4100 to determine whether the call was legitimate.

CAPTION: Impostors sometimes show up at customers’ homes, falsely claiming to be from O&R. These crooks try to get money by saying the customer is delinquent on bills or try to get inside the home by saying they need to perform work. If someone comes to your home claiming to be from O&R, ask for identification. If you are still unsure, call O&R at 1-877-434-4100 or the police.

One of the common ways professional criminals attempt to steal customers’ money is to call a customer’s home or business and say the customer owes money and must pay immediately via pre-paid card or a payment app, otherwise the customer will face a shutoff of service that day. The caller sometimes points the customer to a store that sells pre-paid cards, and they can even make an O&R telephone number show up on the customer's caller ID. They may even say the payment didn’t go through and ask the customer to resend – resulting in multiple payments.

Other impostors show up at customers’ homes and businesses claiming to be from O&R. These crooks try to get money by saying the customer is delinquent on bills or try to get inside the home by saying they need to perform work. Once inside a home, these impostors look for money or property to steal or, in some cases, commit assaults. If someone comes to your home or business claiming to be from O&R, ask for their company identification. If you are still unsure, call O&R at 1-877-434-4100 or the police.

Here are three big reasons not to believe any caller or visitor who makes a shutoff threat:

NO PRE-PAID DEBIT CARDS, WIRES OR PAYMENT APPS – O&R does not accept bill payment for electric and gas utility bills by Green Dot or any other prepaid debit cards; nor MoneyGram or apps like Cash App, Venmo and Zelle.

NO IMMEDIATE SHUTOFF - Disconnecting O&R electric or gas service for non-payment of bills involves a multi-step process – including written communications from O&R to the customer over a period of several days, or even weeks – not hours. That process is regulated by the NYS Public Service Commission and NJ Board of Public Utilities.

NO SHUTOFFS FOR NON-PAYMENT – Because of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the NYS Public Service Commission and NJ Board of Public Utilities. have halted utility service shutoffs for non-payment until further notice. This measure is designed to aid those who have become unemployed or under employed because of COVID-19 to get back on their feet.

If you are unsure about whether you have an overdue balance on your O&R bill, the fastest way to find out is to log on to your account through ORU.com/MyAccount. You also can also O&R’s automated phone system at 1-877-434-4100. Have your O&R account number ready and follow the prompts to check your balance.
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Today, we celebrate our veterans, including our very own, who have served or are currently serving this country. Thank you for your service!

Patrolman Vincent Siracusa (Army)
Patrolman Kenneth Rodriguez (Marines)
Patrolman Colin Gurney (Army)
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Today, we celebrate our veterans, including our very own, who have served or are currently serving this country. Thank you for your service!

Patrolman Vincent Siracusa (Army)
Patrolman Kenneth Rodriguez (Marines)
Patrolman Colin Gurney (Army)

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Thank you for your service

Thank you for your service and sacrifice🇺🇸

Respect!

The Upper Saddle River Youth Guidance along with the USR School District will be hosting, for parents to attend, a seminar by John P. Halligan of “Ryan’s Story” on Wednesday, November 17th at 7:00pm in the Cavallini Middle School Auditorium

John P. Halligan will be sharing his son “Ryan’s Story” on the importance of anti-cyberbullying and suicide. He will be empowering parents and sharing lessons learned too late for his family regarding how to deal with bullying, cyberbullying and teen depression.
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The Upper Saddle River Youth Guidance along with the USR School District will be hosting, for parents to attend, a seminar by John P. Halligan of “Ryan’s Story” on Wednesday, November 17th at 7:00pm in the Cavallini Middle School Auditorium

John P. Halligan will be sharing his son “Ryan’s Story” on the importance of anti-cyberbullying and suicide. He will be empowering parents and sharing lessons learned too late for his family regarding how to deal with bullying, cyberbullying and teen depression.

November 8 – 13th is National Crash Responder Safety Week. To date, this year, 53 crash responders have been killed on our nation’s roadways. Help keep safe those who keep you safe. #Saferoadnj #CRSW ... See MoreSee Less

November 8 – 13th is National Crash Responder Safety Week. To date, this year, 53 crash responders have been killed on our nation’s roadways. Help keep safe those who keep you safe. #Saferoadnj #CRSW

The Upper Saddle River Police would like the thank the Kliman Family for there continuous support of the Department and a special thank you to our good friend Miles! ... See MoreSee Less

The Upper Saddle River Police would like the thank the Kliman Family for there continuous support of the Department and a special thank you to our good friend Miles!Image attachment

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Great police department. Thank you.

Thanks for all you do!

So great !!

The Upper Saddle River Police Department is currently seeking qualified applicants to assume per diem dispatcher positions immediately.
Applications can be found on our website at www.usrpd.net/dispatcher-application/ or picked up in
person.
Any interested applicant should drop off their application along with their resume and any relevant certifications
to the attention of Sgt. Kilduff.
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tranquility is very good for mental health!

The following message is an important community crime alert from the Upper Saddle River Police Department.

At approximately 10:15 last night, two unknown suspects entered a resident’s garage and attempted to steal a motor vehicle. The resident was outside in the rear of his home when the crime occurred. Thankfully, he did not encounter the perpetrators. Vehicle theft incidents continue to increase in frequency throughout Bergen County. The suspects are brazen and will enter garages and in some instances, unlocked homes, to search for key fobs. These crimes previously occurred primarily during overnight hours, however we have recently experienced multiple incidents during both the morning and afternoon. Please continue to lock all vehicles regardless of the time of day. Most importantly DO NOT CONFRONT these individuals. Immediately report all suspicious activity to the Upper Saddle River Police Department.
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The following message is an important community crime alert from the Upper Saddle River Police Department.

At approximately 10:15 last night, two unknown suspects entered a resident’s garage and attempted to steal a motor vehicle.  The resident was outside in the rear of his home when the crime occurred.  Thankfully, he did not encounter the perpetrators.  Vehicle theft incidents continue to increase in frequency throughout Bergen County.  The suspects are brazen and will enter garages and in some instances, unlocked homes, to search for key fobs.  These crimes previously occurred primarily during overnight hours, however we have recently experienced multiple incidents during both the morning and afternoon.   Please continue to lock all vehicles regardless of the time of day.  Most importantly DO NOT CONFRONT these individuals.  Immediately report all suspicious activity to the Upper Saddle River Police Department.

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Is there anything we can do to help, like installing security cameras?

Thanks for posting to raise awareness

Give the guys at On-Site Security a call. They can help restore peace of mind in the neighborhood. on-sitesecurity.com

Are any of these thieves getting caught?

Ho-Ho-Kus PD, Franklin Lakes PD, Wyckoff PD, Woodcliff Lake PD and Upper Saddle River PD have partnered up for this year’s “Borough of Beards” campaign. Male participants will be growing out their beards and mustaches to spread awareness. This year, we will be raising funds to help the Bastante-Howard family.
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Ho-Ho-Kus PD, Franklin Lakes PD, Wyckoff PD, Woodcliff Lake PD and Upper Saddle River PD have partnered up for this year’s “Borough of Beards” campaign. Male participants will be growing out their beards and mustaches to spread awareness. This year, we will be raising funds to help the Bastante-Howard family. 
 https://www.gofundme.com/f/borough-of-beards-2021?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

This is an important message from the Upper Saddle River Police Dept. Orange and Rockland Electric Company advsied that they needed to make an emergency repair to utility lines along Lake St. To make the necessary repairs approximately 600 homes will be without power for the next 30 minutes.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.
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This morning, Upper Saddle River Police officers were treated to a surprise visit. 5th graders from Bogert Elementary School visited our police headquarters. Educating students on the importance of kindness, the 5th grade class gave our officers Halloween candy and some very kind letters of appreciation to our officers. Thank you very much, class! Be safe and have fun on Halloween! ... See MoreSee Less

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Lookin Good Bill

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October 28th is National First Responders Day!

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Thank you!!

And that includes the unsung heroes in Dispatch

We want Halloween to be scary for all the right reasons. That’s why it’s so important for kids to wear reflective clothing or carry a flashlight, glow stick, or reflective bag. For more Halloween safety tips visit bit.ly/2XNR0FL

#HappyHalloween #TrickOrTreatingSafety #PedestrianSafety #JerseyDrives #SafeRoadsNJ
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We want Halloween to be scary for all the right reasons. That’s why it’s so important for kids to wear reflective clothing or carry a flashlight, glow stick, or reflective bag. For more Halloween safety tips visit https://bit.ly/2XNR0FL

#HappyHalloween #TrickOrTreatingSafety #PedestrianSafety #JerseyDrives #SafeRoadsNJ

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It would be great if that was promoted to all residenrs - all year. So many people walk their dogs or go out exercising without one reflective item or flashlight.

O&R PREPARES FOR ISOLATED T-STORMS, GUSTY WINDS TUESDAY

PEARL RIVER, NY, October 25, 2021 1 p.m. – Orange & Rockland (O&R) is preparing to deploy its emergency response team to repair damage and restore power to electric service outages that could result from isolated thunderstorms and gusty winds potentially developing across the area beginning late tonight, intensifying Tuesday and diminishing Wednesday.

O&R company overhead line crews, customer service operations and a wide array of O&R support teams are ready to respond, as needed.

Weather
Rain will develop late tonight and become widespread across the area by the early morning hours of Tuesday. The rain is expected to begin to fall moderately to heavy at times from 5 a.m. – 2 p.m. across all areas. Isolated embedded thunderstorms are possible during this timeframe.

Rain will begin to diminish by late afternoon Tuesday and become more scattered into the late evening. Strong gusty winds are likely on the back side of this system from 4 p.m. Tuesday – 4 a.m. Wednesday. Winds Tuesday across O&R’s service area are expected to be sustained 10-25 mph with gusts of 35- 45 mph, peaking after 4 p.m.

Winds will diminish in intensity after 4 a.m. Wednesday but will remain rather breezy through about 10 a.m. In total, expected rainfall from this storm system will be 2.5 – 4 inches.

Be Safe
O&R urges its customers to stay clear of downed electric wires. Don’t go near any downed wire. Assume it is energized and dangerous. Call O&R immediately toll-free at 1-877-434-4100. If the situation requires urgent action, call your local police at 911 to divert traffic until an O&R crew arrives.

How to report an outage
If customer’s 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:

• At www.oru.com/ReportOutage from any computer or web-based mobile device.
• O&R 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
• Call 1-877-434-4100.

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 that will provide power to the most customers quickly. Then, crews will restore smaller outages and individual customers’ outages.

Important Safety Tips
• 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.

Health Watch
O&R and contractor personnel have been instructed to follow all safety protocols when responding to emergency calls to keep everyone safe from the coronavirus. O&R asks members of the public to maintain appropriate social distance when they encounter O&R employees working in the field, to provide for mutual safety.
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Operation Take Back New Jersey will take place on Saturday, October 23rd, between 10AM-2PM. Please bring all unwanted and expired medicine to the Upper Saddle River Police Department for disposal. Please note syringes will not be accepted. For more information, visit takebackday.dea.gov/ ... See MoreSee Less

O&R: APPLIANCE TUNE UP HELPS REDUCE CARBON MONOXIDE DANGER

PEARL RIVER, NY Oct. 21, 2021 --- As the heating season quickly approaches, O&R reminds its customers that proper maintenance of natural gas appliances by qualified professionals helps prevent illness, and even death, related to carbon monoxide poisoning.

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas that is invisible, odorless and tasteless. It is formed by the incomplete burning of fuels such as heating oil, wood, gasoline, natural gas, propane and charcoal.

Natural gas-powered appliances in the typical home can range from: heating units and clothes driers to water heaters and stoves --- and even emergency generators.

When heating units or motors are not working properly, or if exhaust fumes and chimneys are not properly vented outdoors, carbon monoxide can accumulate in the home, building or garage.

To prevent a carbon monoxide problem, make sure that a plumber or qualified heating contractor services your furnace and other natural-gas powered appliances each year.

The dangers of CO can be further reduced by the installation of approved CO detectors, which can provide early warning of accumulated CO before it reaches a dangerous level.

Breathing even small amounts of carbon monoxide can result in headaches, dizziness and nausea. If you experience any of these symptoms, immediately open the windows in your home and seek medical attention. Prolonged exposure can result in more severe illness, or even death.

The signs of a CO problem are stale, stuffy air and high indoors humidity, fallen soot from a fireplace chimney or furnace flue and no draft in the chimney or flue.

To do your part to reduce carbon monoxide poisoning never:

• Use a gas oven or range to heat a room.
• Leave a vehicle or gasoline-powered equipment running in a garage, even with the garage door open.
• Operate a portable electric generator outdoors near air intakes to a building.

O&R urges its customers to always put safety first. Anyone who smells natural gas should leave the area immediately and call O&R’s emergency gas hotline at 1-800-533-LEAK (5325) or 911.
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Two years ago we lost a great one.

Bobby, today we remember your calming voice and celebrate your vintage laugh. Seinfeld and South Park marathons to follow!

The members of the USRPD are honored to be forever linked with the Hyman family in commemorating Bobby’s dedication to others.
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Two years ago we lost a great one.   

Bobby, today we remember your calming voice and celebrate your vintage laugh.  Seinfeld and South Park marathons to follow!

The members of the USRPD are honored to be forever linked with the Hyman family in commemorating Bobby’s dedication to others.Image attachment

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Thank you all for keeping him and his boys and family in your thoughts and prayers Rip Bobby Aunt April

A great guy and a huge asset to our department. There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t use something that he helped to develop or make better in some way. He will always be in our thoughts.

May his memory be eternal and live on in the beautiful memories made with all his loved ones ♥️ 💙

The boys and I are all thinking of you as well today. 😇

Great guy and coworker!

❤️❤️❤️

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Behind the wheel, do you lose sight of what it feels like to be a pedestrian? Remember, we're all pedestrians and crossing can be intimidating. #pedestriansafety #jerseydrives #SafeRoadsNJ ... See MoreSee Less

Behind the wheel, do you lose sight of what it feels like to be a pedestrian? Remember, were all pedestrians and crossing can be intimidating. #pedestriansafety #jerseydrives #SafeRoadsNJ

West Saddle River Road is reopened.

W Saddle River Rd will be closed from 845am to 1030am between Upper Cross Rd and Old Chimney Rd. Please use alternate routes.
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West Saddle River Road is reopened. 

W Saddle River Rd will be closed from 845am to 1030am between Upper Cross Rd and Old Chimney Rd. Please use alternate routes.

National Teen Driver Safety Week
October 17-23, 2021
This week, and every week, parents should have conversations with their teens about the important rules they need to follow to stay safe behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.
These rules address the greatest dangers for teen drivers:
• distracted driving (texting while driving)
• impaired driving (alcohol and drugs)
• inconsistent or no seat belt use
• number of passengers
• speeding
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National Teen Driver Safety Week
October 17-23, 2021 
This week, and every week, parents should have conversations with their teens about the important rules they need to follow to stay safe behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.
These rules address the greatest dangers for teen drivers: 
• distracted driving (texting while driving)
• impaired driving (alcohol and drugs)
• inconsistent or no seat belt use
• number of passengers
• speeding

Another great day for the Upper Saddle River Community. The annual "Bike Rodeo" was a huge success thanks to Ptlm. 'LJ" Lupinacci, USRA Coalition, Robyn Ranges, and our town leaders, Chief Rotella, Councilman Durante, Councilman Ditkoff, and Councilwoman Drennan, who attend every event to show their support and love for the town they serve.

Thank you to the amazing residents of Upper Saddle River!!!!
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Thank you Upper Saddle River Police and USRA Coalitions for organizing this event and teaching our children bike 🚴 safety!

Operation Take Back New Jersey will take place on Saturday, October 23rd, between 10AM-2PM. Please bring all unwanted and expired medicine to the Upper Saddle River Police Department for disposal. Please note syringes will not be accepted. For more information, visit takebackday.dea.gov/ ... See MoreSee Less

Operation Take Back New Jersey will take place on Saturday, October 23rd,  between 10AM-2PM.  Please bring all unwanted and expired medicine to the Upper Saddle River Police Department for disposal.  Please note syringes will not be accepted.  For more information, visit https://takebackday.dea.gov/

Sunday October 3rd is National Firefighters Memorial Day, we thank our partners at Upper Saddle River Fire Department for their assistance every time we need their help. ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday October 3rd is National Firefighters Memorial Day, we thank our partners at Upper Saddle River Fire Department for their assistance every time we need their help.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Please use caution 17 North in the area of Mountainview Road, Rockland Electric is repairing a damaged pole from a motor vehicle crash. ... See MoreSee Less

Throughout the month of October, you will see members of Upper Saddle River Police Department wearing pink hats in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. ... See MoreSee Less

Throughout the month of October, you will see members of Upper Saddle River Police Department wearing pink hats in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Great picture guys, hope you are all doing well.

Love this ! We have the best police!

Especially how you guys are so close and all you done for my nephew Robert Hyman May he rip

Such a great team representing a great town! Keep up the great work!

Great team right there!

You guys are the best

Love this!

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