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We cannot believe it was one year ago that we said goodbye...... Remembering our friend and colleague Robert J. Hyman Jr. ... See MoreSee Less

We cannot believe it was one year ago that we said goodbye...... Remembering our friend and colleague Robert J. Hyman Jr.Image attachment

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Thank you all for remembering my brother Bobby. He loved his job and all his colleagues. You were his “family” as well and I know he is watching over us all ❤️

Sending hugs and prayers to Dot spencer tanner Tammy and family I know this is a very hard day but hold on to those memories as he was loved by many thank you to usr police dept and fire dept for all that you have done for his children

Thanks to the police and fire depts for all they did for my son and his family he loved working with u all and was so proud of it I know he is missed by so many especially me who gave birth to him Bobby, Tammy, and my grandkids Spencer,Carly,Ashlee and Tanner are what makes me a proud MOM AND GRANDMA

Thank you all for all you have done for us this past year. Bob admired and respected all of you😊

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New Jersey is celebrating 10 years of keeping new drivers safer with the addition of the red decal and other regulations added to the GDL probational license. Learn more at: youtu.be/Tb2EV1l0reM #sticktoit #JerseyDrives #TeenDriverSafetyWeek ... See MoreSee Less

New Jersey is celebrating 10 years of keeping new drivers safer with the addition of the red decal and other regulations added to the GDL probational license. Learn more at: https://youtu.be/Tb2EV1l0reM #StickToIt #JerseyDrives #TeenDriverSafetyWeek

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On October 9th members of the Upper Saddle River Police Department along with the Bergen County Sheriff's Department participated in the 2020 Torch Run to raise money for the New Jersey Special Olympics. We missed running with our students and hope to have them join us again next year! ... See MoreSee Less

On October 9th members of the Upper Saddle River Police Department along with the Bergen County Sheriffs Department participated in the 2020 Torch Run to raise money for the New Jersey Special Olympics.  We missed running with our students and hope to have them join us again next year!Image attachmentImage attachment

The USRPD received the below thank you letter from a resident

Chief Rotella,

I am writing to you to share my sincere gratitude for Patrolman Anthony Pulizzano and inform you of a recent experience that occurred on Tuesday, October 6th, 2020.

That day at approximately 12:30 PM, my father was complaining of mild heartburn. Within 30 minutes, the minor heartburn turned into more apparent symptoms of a heart attack. Upon realization of the symptoms, I got my father into the car and began rushing to Valley Hospital in Ridgewood. While on my way, I spotted Patrolman Pulizzano's cruiser on East Saddle River Road. I flagged him down and pleaded to him to escort me to Valley Hospital after briefly explaining the situation. I could tell by the change in his facial expressions that he was legitimately concerned and wanted to do all that he could to help. He informed me that he was not in uniform, so he was unable to provide an escort, but that I should continue making my way to the hospital and he would attempt to contact an alternative town to provide an escort. I followed his instruction and continued to drive to the hospital, all while Patrolman Pulizzano followed closely to ensure my safety.

I was not aware of this at the time, but while he was following me, he had begun communications to PD HQ to request permission for an escort. As soon as he received permission, he turned on his lights and got in front of my vehicle. He escorted me all the way to the emergency room at Valley Hospital, effectively saving what I estimate to be at least 5-8 minutes from the total commute. Upon arrival, emergency room healthcare workers immediately recognized the severity of the situation and confirmed that my father was in fact having a heart attack. They took my father in and began life-saving measures that resulted in an emergency procedure, and thank god, a healthy recovery. My father is now home, as of yesterday, and has already recovered significantly.

I was not immediately permitted to enter as they took my father in to the ER due to concerns associated with the Covid pandemic. Patrolman Pulizzano waited for my father to be admitted, and made sure to speak to me to express his concern, well wishes for my family, and explain why he could not begin the escort immediately. I truly could tell that he legitimately cared for my family.

As I'm sure you are well aware, every single second matters in a dire health situation like this. Every minute that passes could mean life or death. I knew that time mattered as well, and the thought of not getting to the hospital in time during the drive there was absolutely nauseating to me. Patrolman Pulizzano acted quickly, professionally, effectively, and most importantly, with sincere concern for the health & safety of my family. I can't even imagine and I cringe to think about what could have happened if any more time went by without getting my father to the hospital. My entire family is unbelievably grateful for Patrolman Pullizano's actions & courtesy.

To Patrolman Pullizano:

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your kindness, courtesy, professionalism, calming demeanor, and sense of urgency. You are and always will be a hero in my books. I don't know what I can do to repay you for your heroism but I hope that this message will make you at the very least proud of what you do. Thank you for your service.
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Thank you to all of the caring police in our state that truly care...I had wonderful experiences while my husband was ill with our great Saddle River Police Dept and are forever grateful with my heart and soul....

This brought tears to my eyes too! We are indeed so fortunate. Amazing, Anthony Pullizano! 💙💙Thanks for all of you protecting us 💙💙💙and for sharing this awesome story. Healing prayers for this gentleman 🙏

Aww it is so hard to find people like that and I am so glad my cousin is that for you and people. Thank you so much for your kindness, its people like him that show that the world still has some positivity in it💋💋

We have the most amazing PD, with dedicated professionals who go above and beyond everyday! We are so blessed! What a beautiful way to express your thanks and appreciation and I hope your father is feeling better.

Thank you to our amazing police officers!! We are very fortunate to have you!!

💗 we are so fortunate to have an extraordinary police department in USR. Wishing this gentleman a speedy recovery.

Great job Anthony and for real thank you for your service!

Awesome :)) We have the best of the best and God Bless your dad

A great way to say thank you and a speedy recovery to your Dad. Love the men and women in BLUE! Great town! Thx Anthony! 🤓🙏❤️👏👌👍🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Thank you for all police officers you are truly Heroes ! 🙌🏻🙏🏻❤️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

God bless Anthony!!!!🙏

Wonderful people in the world. Thank you.

It’s an honor to know you, Anthony! Thank you for all you do!

God bless u Anthony and all the men and women in blue

Awesome job Officer Pulizzano!

Frightening situation with an awesome ending with Officer Pullizannos quick thinking and wonderful assistance . God bless all of our men and women in blue here in our town and all over the USA 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Outstanding work!! USR PD always going above and beyond!!

Agree with you Danny . The USR police are wonderful and this is a great town !

Office Pullizannos god bless you. True hero!

We truly have the best police department! 💙

Outstanding job by our USR Police Dept! We are GRATEFUL!

We have the most amazing people serving on our PD! Just love these heartwarming stories.

This is so nice!!!! My 92 year old dad had a heart attack Christmas Eve day 2019... And it was so stressful..my 89 year old mom was frightened..my son deployed to the Middle East...no one around except my daughter and I... thank God 🙏 for my coworkers and friends who helped..so stressful. This is a great story

What an incredible story!!! We really do have the best of the best in this town! 💙💙💙

Amazing! Tears in my eyes.

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*** Traffic Alert ***
Expect delays Lake Street East Bound from Route 17 due to the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run.
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*** Traffic Alert ***
Expect delays Lake Street East Bound from Route 17 due to the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run.

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This is an important crime alert from the Upper Saddle River Police Department:

During the overnight hours of the last two days, the Upper Saddle River Police Department received reports of burglaries to unlocked motor vehicles. In one instance, the suspects utilized the garage door opener in one vehicle to access the interior of the garage before being scared off by the homeowner. Auto theft and motor vehicle burglary continues to be an enormous issue throughout Bergen County. Between 2018 to the present day, the Upper Saddle River Police Department has received approximately thirty reports of motor vehicle theft and approximately thirty-five reports of burglaries to motor vehicles. These incidents resulted in four high speed pursuits with one culminating in an aggravated assault upon one of our officers, after the suspects purposely rammed his patrol car in an attempt to evade capture. During this time period, nine individuals (both adults and juveniles) were captured and arrested for offenses ranging from Motor Vehicle Theft, Eluding, Burglary and Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer. The stolen vehicles are primarily utilized to perpetrate other crimes such as future motor vehicle thefts, burglary, and robbery. In 2020, two motor vehicles stolen from Upper Saddle River were utilized in shootings that occurred in Essex County. The overwhelming majority of the stolen vehicles are recovered days after the theft. The condition of these recovered cars runs the spectrum of undamaged to totaled. The recovered cars have even been returned with bullet holes from the aforementioned criminal activity.

It is crucial to understand that these individuals are not “joy-riders” and under no circumstances should be confronted. It is also relevant to mention that EVERY vehicle that was stolen was both unlocked and contained a key fob at the time of the theft. The Upper Saddle River Police Department investigates all motor vehicle theft incidents and works alongside a statewide Auto Theft Task Force. But this has to be a team effort. We are asking for all residents to make the conscious effort to lock their vehicles and bring your keys inside your homes. Be vigilant about this. The safety of others is at stake!

Please continue to be safe and healthy. And as always, please continue to report any suspicious activity to the Upper Saddle River Police Department.
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This is an important crime alert from the Upper Saddle River Police Department:

During the overnight hours of the last two days, the Upper Saddle River Police Department received reports of burglaries to unlocked motor vehicles.  In one instance, the suspects utilized the garage door opener in one vehicle to access the interior of the garage before being scared off by the homeowner.  Auto theft and motor vehicle burglary continues to be an enormous issue throughout Bergen County.  Between 2018 to the present day, the Upper Saddle River Police Department  has received approximately thirty  reports of motor vehicle theft and approximately thirty-five reports of burglaries to motor vehicles.  These incidents resulted in four high speed pursuits with one culminating in an aggravated assault upon one of our officers, after the suspects purposely rammed his patrol car in an attempt to evade capture.  During this time period, nine individuals (both adults and juveniles) were captured and arrested for offenses ranging from Motor Vehicle Theft, Eluding, Burglary and Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer.  The stolen vehicles are primarily utilized to perpetrate other crimes such as future motor vehicle thefts, burglary, and robbery.  In 2020, two motor vehicles stolen from Upper Saddle River were utilized in shootings that occurred in Essex County.  The overwhelming majority of the stolen vehicles are recovered days after the theft.  The condition of these recovered cars runs the spectrum of undamaged to totaled.  The recovered cars have  even been returned with bullet holes from the aforementioned criminal activity.  

It is crucial to understand that these individuals are not “joy-riders” and under no circumstances should be confronted.  It is also relevant to mention that EVERY vehicle that was stolen was both unlocked and contained a key fob at the time of the theft.  The Upper Saddle River Police Department investigates all motor vehicle theft incidents and works alongside a statewide Auto Theft Task Force.  But this has to be a team effort.  We are asking for all residents to make the conscious effort to lock their vehicles and bring your keys inside your homes.  Be vigilant about this.  The safety of others is at stake!

Please continue to be safe and healthy.  And as always, please continue to report any suspicious activity to the Upper Saddle River Police Department.

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🤦‍♂️SMH. "It is also relevant to mention that EVERY vehicle that was stolen was both unlocked and contained a key fob at the time of the theft."

So many cars are stolen because people leave the keys in the car.

PHOTO CAPTION: Two O&R damage prevention technicians team up to locate and mark out underground O&R gas and electric facilities at a home in Nanuet. In the foreground James Misczuk uses a radio detection receiver to Iocate O&R underground gas facilities while J.D. Gallo follows to mark the locations with paint and flags. This procedure warns excavators to avoid digging near the facilities.

Outdoor Improvement Project Safety Means Call 8-1-1 Before You Dig;
One Call: It’s Easy, Simple, Fast, Free --- And It’s the Law

PEARL RIVER, NY Oct. 7, 2020 --- The most important piece of power equipment this fall for everyone - from construction contractors to municipal excavators and landscapers to homeowners - isn’t a backhoe, auger, bulldozer or grader.

The most important power tool this fall is the telephone and the easy-to-remember, toll-free, one-stop number 811. That’s the nationwide One-Call Notification System’s phone number --- 811 --- the one number you Call Before You Dig.

By calling 8-1-1 before you dig, you’ll make sure utility representatives can identify for you the facilities they own and operate. That way, your digging does not strike any underground natural gas lines, electric cables, phone lines or water and sewer pipes or other utility infrastructures.

Anyone who damages underground facilities because they did not follow the 8-1-1 regulations and calls at least 2 to 10 working days before starting work are subject to hefty fines and repair costs. And, the risk of a dangerous, even fatal, accident is all-too real if you hit an underground electric or natural gas line.

The “Call 8-1-1 Before You Dig” program notifies O&R of the proposed work site so its qualified technician can locate, mark and identify utility-owned equipment with stakes, flags or paint to clearly mark areas to avoid. It’s easy, simple, fast, free --- and it’s the law.

If you see an active excavation site or digging project, but you don’t see flags or painted markings, please call O&R at 1-877-434-4100 and report the location.

If you smell gas, immediately leave the area and call 911, O&R’s Gas Emergency Hotline at 1-800-533-LEAK (1-800-533-5325), or your local gas utility. You can report gas leaks anonymously.

For more details about working safely around O&R’s underground and overhead equipment, see our Web site at www.oru.com/811 For more information about the 811 One-Call Notification System, visit the www.call811.com website.
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PHOTO CAPTION: Two O&R damage prevention technicians team up to locate and mark out underground O&R gas and electric facilities at a home in Nanuet. In the foreground James Misczuk uses a radio detection receiver to Iocate O&R underground gas facilities while J.D. Gallo follows to mark the locations with paint and flags. This procedure warns excavators to avoid digging near the facilities.

Outdoor Improvement Project Safety Means Call 8-1-1 Before You Dig;
One Call: It’s Easy, Simple, Fast, Free --- And It’s the Law 

PEARL RIVER, NY Oct. 7, 2020 --- The most important piece of power equipment this fall for everyone - from construction contractors to municipal excavators and landscapers to homeowners - isn’t a backhoe, auger, bulldozer or grader.

The most important power tool this fall is the telephone and the easy-to-remember, toll-free, one-stop number 811. That’s the nationwide One-Call Notification System’s phone number --- 811 --- the one number you Call Before You Dig.

By calling 8-1-1 before you dig, you’ll make sure utility representatives can identify for you the facilities they own and operate. That way, your digging does not strike any underground natural gas lines, electric cables, phone lines or water and sewer pipes or other utility infrastructures.   

Anyone who damages underground facilities because they did not follow the 8-1-1 regulations and calls at least 2 to 10 working days before starting work are subject to hefty fines and repair costs. And, the risk of a dangerous, even fatal, accident is all-too real if you hit an underground electric or natural gas line.   

The “Call 8-1-1 Before You Dig” program notifies O&R of the proposed work site so its qualified technician can locate, mark and identify utility-owned equipment with stakes, flags or paint to clearly mark areas to avoid. It’s easy, simple, fast, free --- and it’s the law.

If you see an active excavation site or digging project, but you don’t see flags or painted markings, please call O&R at 1-877-434-4100 and report the location.  

If you smell gas, immediately leave the area and call 911, O&R’s Gas Emergency Hotline at 1-800-533-LEAK (1-800-533-5325), or your local gas utility. You can report gas leaks anonymously.

For more details about working safely around O&R’s underground and overhead equipment, see our Web site at www.oru.com/811 For more information about the 811 One-Call Notification System, visit the www.call811.com website.

Here is a little something to get started for Sophia!!! Little Sophia is fighting cancer and loves to collect first responder patches. The Upper Saddle River Police Department is more than happy to help out so we put together a little package for her! If anyone else would like to send her some patches please check out the information below. Keep fighting forward Sophia and our prayers are with you and your family!!!

wobm.com/south-toms-river-toddler-fighting-cancer-needs-more-patches/
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Here is a little something to get started for Sophia!!! Little Sophia is fighting cancer and loves to collect first responder patches. The Upper Saddle River Police Department is more than happy to help out so we put together a little package for her! If anyone else would like to send her some patches please check out the information below. Keep fighting forward Sophia and our prayers are with you and your family!!!

https://wobm.com/south-toms-river-toddler-fighting-cancer-needs-more-patches/

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Amazing ! God bless you and Sophia ❤️🙌🏻

Hope Marie Stocker

Joseph Borell

Nathalie Lynn

I'll send one

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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), a collaborative effort dedicated to empowering the public to be resilient against cyber threats and attacks. This initiative is led by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the National Cyber Security Alliance. Now in its 17th year, NCSAM continues to raise awareness regarding the importance of cybersecurity in America, providing tools and resources everyone can use to be safe and secure online. NCSAM’s key message for 2020 encourages individuals and organizations to take ownership of the critical role they play in protecting cyberspace, stressing personal accountability and the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity. We all have a duty to do our part and #BeCyberSmart. To learn more, please visit: t.e2ma.net/click/8oyaxd/8wgm8od/0qeepq ... See MoreSee Less

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), a collaborative effort dedicated to empowering the public to be resilient against cyber threats and attacks. This initiative is led by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the National Cyber Security Alliance. Now in its 17th year, NCSAM continues to raise awareness regarding the importance of cybersecurity in America, providing tools and resources everyone can use to be safe and secure online. NCSAM’s key message for 2020 encourages individuals and organizations to take ownership of the critical role they play in protecting cyberspace, stressing personal accountability and the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity. We all have a duty to do our part and #BeCyberSmart. To learn more, please visit: https://t.e2ma.net/click/8oyaxd/8wgm8od/0qeepq

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The Upper Saddle River Police Department has received several calls regarding a bear located in town. The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife has been notified and advised that they will only respond in situations when a bear becomes aggressive or is causing property damage. The Division of Fish and Wildlife has advised that they will not be responding at this time. The Division of Fish and Wildlife provided a public number for residents to directly report bear sightings. Please contact the DEP Action Line - 877-WARN-DEP (877-927-6337) - 24/7 toll-free number to report bear property damage or problem, environmental complaints, violations, spills, discharges and emergencies. ... See MoreSee Less

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Where? I know there was one in the Hampshire Hill/Hemlock Hill area last week

It would be helpful to know where. Thank you.

The following message is an important public safety message: There was a small bear sighted on the East side of town near Hampshire Hill and Hemlock Hill. The bear was not seen to be acting aggressively. This is not uncommon for this area to see bears in the wild. Please use caution if you come across the bear, and if you have an emergency dial 9-1-1.

Here are some bear safety facts for the NJ Division of Wildlife website.
www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/bearfacts_safetytips.htm

Black bears by nature tend to be wary of people. However, if you encounter a black bear in your neighborhood or outdoors while hiking or camping, follow these common-sense safety tips.
Do not feed bears!
Never feed or approach a bear!
Remain calm if you encounter a bear.
Make the bear aware of your presence by speaking in an assertive voice, singing, clapping your hands, or making other noises.
Make sure the bear has an escape route.
If a bear enters your home, provide it with an escape route by propping all doors open.
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I hope he (or she) bags one of the deer that run wild around here!

NJ 211 and Cybercrime Support Network
Launch New Jersey’s First Cybercrime Hotline
New Jersey, 25 Aug 2020 -- NJ 211 and the Cybercrime Support Network (CSN) announce the
launch of New Jersey's first cybercrime support and recovery hotline. The new system, the
second statewide cybercrime hotline in the U.S, allows New Jersey residents to dial 2-1-1 to
report and find resources to recover from identity theft, financial fraud, cyberstalking,
cyberbullying and other cybercrimes.
NJ 211 is the statewide information and referral center connecting those in need to many
different resources. “NJ 211 is a proud partner in this initiative,” remarked Melissa Acree,
executive director of the organization. “We’ve been answering the call for help with health and
human service needs since 2005. Both our staff and our infrastructure are perfectly poised to
quickly connect New Jerseyans who have been victimized by cybercriminals to the existing
resources that can help.”
Joe Geleta, Director of the Office of Emergency Management for the NJ Department of Human
Services, couldn’t agree more. “This is another great example of how NJ 211 goes above and
beyond on behalf of the citizens of this state. The NJ 211 team, through the cybercrime hotline,
is sure to provide help and guidance to those impacted by identity theft or other types of
cybercrimes,” he said.
Upon calling the hotline, victims will be connected with trained call specialists who can file a
report on their behalf and provide programs and services that can help with legal, financial and
emotional support. NJ 211 will be working closely with NJCCIC, NJ Cybersecurity &
Communications Integration Cell, who has been providing online cybercrime services in the
Garden State. “Our hotline will complement the services of NJCCIC by offering live assistance
and resources to support victims of cybercrime,” Acree explained.
Cybercriminals can strike from any part of the globe, posing a challenge to law enforcement in
providing aid after a cyber incident. This program will complement and work in collaboration
with law enforcement to improve service together.
The need to address cybercrime is great. In 2019 alone, 9,067 New Jersey residents were
affected by cybercrime totaling over $100 million in losses due to cyber-related incidents,
according to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). Experts estimate that these figures
represent only a small fraction of the losses that occur.
"We are excited to provide New Jersey residents with this much needed service," said Kristin
Judge, founder and CEO of CSN. "Together with our partners, we will help thousands of New
Jersey residents report and recover from cybercrime."
About Cybercrime Support Network
Cybercrime Support Network (CSN) is a public-private, nonprofit collaboration created to be the voice of
cybercrime victims. With the strong support of our sponsors, Craig Newmark Philanthropies - AT&T - Comcast -
Google - KnowBe4 - Microsoft - Trend Micro , CSN can continue to support individuals and small businesses through
FraudSupport.org , a resource database for those affected by cybercrime and online fraud, and ScamSpotter.org , a
website to help identify scams and stop fraudsters.
For more information, please visit: Cybercrimesupport.org
About NJ 211
The 2-1-1 system in New Jersey began when the NJ Board of Public Utilities designated the 3 digit dialing code as a
direct line for information and referral services for New Jerseyans in need. NJ 211 opened its doors in 2005 and has
been answering calls for help ever since. As familiarity with the organization’s services grows, so too do the
number of successful connections to help. In 2019, NJ 211 responded to over 670,000 requests for assistance that
came in by phone, text, chat and online searches. The organization is a subsidiary of United Ways of NJ; serves as
the state’s Homeless Hotline and New Jersey’s Home Energy Assistance Hotline; and is a key partner in the state’s
emergency preparedness, response and recovery operations. Additionally NJ 211 augments multiple state, county
and municipal initiatives. Services are free, confidential, multilingual and available 24/7/365. www.nj211.org
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NJ 211 and Cybercrime Support Network
Launch New Jersey’s First Cybercrime Hotline
New Jersey, 25 Aug 2020 -- NJ 211 and the Cybercrime Support Network (CSN) announce the
launch of New Jerseys first cybercrime support and recovery hotline. The new system, the
second statewide cybercrime hotline in the U.S, allows New Jersey residents to dial 2-1-1 to
report and find resources to recover from identity theft, financial fraud, cyberstalking,
cyberbullying and other cybercrimes.
NJ 211 is the statewide information and referral center connecting those in need to many
different resources. “NJ 211 is a proud partner in this initiative,” remarked Melissa Acree,
executive director of the organization. “We’ve been answering the call for help with health and
human service needs since 2005. Both our staff and our infrastructure are perfectly poised to
quickly connect New Jerseyans who have been victimized by cybercriminals to the existing
resources that can help.”
Joe Geleta, Director of the Office of Emergency Management for the NJ Department of Human
Services, couldn’t agree more. “This is another great example of how NJ 211 goes above and
beyond on behalf of the citizens of this state. The NJ 211 team, through the cybercrime hotline,
is sure to provide help and guidance to those impacted by identity theft or other types of
cybercrimes,” he said.
Upon calling the hotline, victims will be connected with trained call specialists who can file a
report on their behalf and provide programs and services that can help with legal, financial and
emotional support. NJ 211 will be working closely with NJCCIC, NJ Cybersecurity &
Communications Integration Cell, who has been providing online cybercrime services in the
Garden State. “Our hotline will complement the services of NJCCIC by offering live assistance
and resources to support victims of cybercrime,” Acree explained.
Cybercriminals can strike from any part of the globe, posing a challenge to law enforcement in
providing aid after a cyber incident. This program will complement and work in collaboration
with law enforcement to improve service together.
The need to address cybercrime is great. In 2019 alone, 9,067 New Jersey residents were
affected by cybercrime totaling over $100 million in losses due to cyber-related incidents,
according to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). Experts estimate that these figures
represent only a small fraction of the losses that occur.
We are excited to provide New Jersey residents with this much needed service, said Kristin
Judge, founder and CEO of CSN. Together with our partners, we will help thousands of New
Jersey residents report and recover from cybercrime.
About Cybercrime Support Network
Cybercrime Support Network (CSN) is a public-private, nonprofit collaboration created to be the voice of
cybercrime victims. With the strong support of our sponsors, Craig Newmark Philanthropies - AT&T - Comcast -
Google - KnowBe4 - Microsoft - Trend Micro , CSN can continue to support individuals and small businesses through
FraudSupport.org , a resource database for those affected by cybercrime and online fraud, and ScamSpotter.org , a
website to help identify scams and stop fraudsters.
For more information, please visit: Cybercrimesupport.org
About NJ 211
The 2-1-1 system in New Jersey began when the NJ Board of Public Utilities designated the 3 digit dialing code as a
direct line for information and referral services for New Jerseyans in need. NJ 211 opened its doors in 2005 and has
been answering calls for help ever since. As familiarity with the organization’s services grows, so too do the
number of successful connections to help. In 2019, NJ 211 responded to over 670,000 requests for assistance that
came in by phone, text, chat and online searches. The organization is a subsidiary of United Ways of NJ; serves as
the state’s Homeless Hotline and New Jersey’s Home Energy Assistance Hotline; and is a key partner in the state’s
emergency preparedness, response and recovery operations. Additionally NJ 211 augments multiple state, county
and municipal initiatives. Services are free, confidential, multilingual and available 24/7/365. www.nj211.orgImage attachment

To: Borough of Upper Saddle River
From: Chief Patrick Rotella
Reference: Chief’s Message – October 2020

The New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell provided the information below:

User Beware: Your Smartphone Is Tracking Your Every Move

From services to apps, users of smartphones are unwittingly consenting to being tracked in real-time by a multitude of companies for the purposes of providing “requested features, integrations, user experience improvements,” and many other reasons. What is not known by many users is that detailed information on their precise location and activity is being beaconed out by their phone and collected, shared, and sold to numerous organizations that aggregate these data sources with others to build a user profile that would make spy agencies and repressive governments green with envy.

The necessity and utility of smartphones is unarguable in today’s society. This article is not intended to suggest that individuals discard them. Instead, its purpose is to provide some insight into the unintended privacy and security implications of using smartphones. In addition, the recommendations detailing steps to limit what personal information is shared are not meant to be comprehensive; they only provide some level of awareness and control. Unfortunately, you can implement all of the suggested security and privacy controls listed below and still be tracked.

While this article is focused on smartphone data trails, all sorts of other devices, such as your vehicle’s entertainment system, your fitness tracking device, smartwatch, and just about any other device that emanates a network signal – including cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and near-field communications (NFC) – can be used to track your location and other identifying information. In the case of a smartphone, all of these network signals could be compiled to essentially publish a diary of your daily activities for the world to read.

Disabling location services, managing your mobile apps, limiting ad tracking, and enabling privacy settings in your device’s browser will help mitigate the risks of being tracked or having personal information exposed, but they will not eliminate these risks. Following these recommendations may also result in diminishing the utility and functionality you expect from your smartphone. While this article has focused on many of the abuses of location tracking, there are valid reasons for organizations to collect and track users’ locations.

Monetizing user information through advertisements is a successful business model that has worked for companies like Google, Facebook, and many others in the internet technologies industry, but with it comes the potential for privacy abuses. With the plethora of user information collected through mobile devices, nations that do not respect user privacy, terrorist groups, and others with nefarious intentions may develop apps that seemingly provide functionality, recreation, or other user value, but in reality, act as a front for gathering intelligence to further their illicit activities. While you may not pay for a mobile service or application, it will often cost you in the form of your personal user data.

The full article which contains tips for mitigating smartphone security and privacy risks can be found at the following link:

www.cyber.nj.gov/this-is-security/user-beware-your-smartphone-is-tracking-your-every-move

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October 2nd is International Walk and Bike to School Day. It’s a great opportunity to discuss these safe walking and bicycling tips with the young people in your family. Young people in your family and community may have already begun the school year, but it’s never too late for any of us to learn important and lifesaving lessons about staying safe when walking and biking. For more than 20 years, International Walk and Bike to School Day has been about helping young people learn how to stay safe as they travel to and from school.

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October is National Crime Prevention Month. Please remember to remove all keys from vehicles and lock all vehicles.

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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. www.nj211.org has many resources for residents looking for information on cyber crime.

During the month of October the Upper Saddle River Police Department fleet will proudly be displaying a pink Hope, Fight, Cure magnet in support of breast cancer awareness.

Upper Saddle River Police Officers will also be wearing pink bracelets that were purchased by the Upper Saddle River PBA Local 218, additionally the PBA made a significant donation to Komen For The Cure.
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During the month of October the Upper Saddle River Police Department fleet will proudly be displaying a pink Hope, Fight, Cure magnet in support of breast cancer awareness.

Upper Saddle River Police Officers will also be wearing pink bracelets that were purchased by the Upper Saddle River PBA Local 218, additionally the PBA made a significant donation to Komen For The Cure.

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The Upper Saddle River Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of entry level Police Officer. For further information on the process please follow the link below.

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The Upper Saddle River Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of entry level Police Officer. For further information on the process please follow the link below. 

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With new drop off schedules and socially-distanced routes to school, school zones may look different this year. Slow down and watch for pedestrians. #pedestriansafety #SchoolZoneSafety #backtoschool #JerseyDrives ... See MoreSee Less

With new drop off schedules and socially-distanced routes to school, school zones may look different this year. Slow down and watch for pedestrians. #PedestrianSafety #SchoolZoneSafety #BackToSchool #JerseyDrives

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September is the perfect time for bike riding with your family. Learn how to do it safely: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqMuc-hcXx0

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The traffic light at Lake Street and West Saddle River Road is back up and functioning.
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*** Traffic Alert 09-16-2020 ***

The intersection of Lake St & W Saddle River Rd is reopened. Lake St between E Saddle River Rd & W Saddle River Rd will remain closed during the next few days while the traffic signal is repaired. Lions Park and the library will be accessible from E Saddle River Rd to Lake St. Please follow all posted detours and use caution while navigating the intersection.
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*** Traffic Alert 09-16-2020 ***

Lake St & W Saddle River Rd is closed due to a live wire down on fire. Please follow all posted detours and directions of all traffic control personnel. USR school traffic must approach and exit from North on W Saddle River Rd.
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*** Traffic Alert 09-16-2020 ***

Lake St & W Saddle River Rd is closed due to a live wire down on fire. Please follow all posted detours and directions of all traffic control personnel. USR school traffic must approach and exit from North on W Saddle River Rd.

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