Chiefs of Police Partner with MCGOODS

MIDDLESEX COUNTY — The Middlesex County Association of Chiefs of Police have become supporting partners with Middlesex County Food Organization & Outreach Services (MCFOODS) to help stock the shelves for those in need in the County.

“This new partnership will make giving more accessible to every municipality in our County,” said James Polos, Executive Director of the MCIA. “The commitment of the Chiefs and their officers to help combat hunger in our county is exemplary and just one more example of law enforcement helping the communities they serve.”

Bins have been distributed by the MCIA and each police department in Middlesex County has established food collection sites at their respective police departments. “We look forward to helping to promote food security and helping to provide nutritious foods and other basic necessities to our residents and we encourage residents to stop into their local Police Headquarters and drop off non perishable food at any time,” said Metuchen Police Chief David Irizarry, President of the Association, “we have learned that, despite the best efforts of local and county businesses and civic organizations, MCFOODS’ supplies are dwindling and we will not stand by idly while our neighbors are in need.”

“Our local police departments are to be commended for establishing this partnership with MCFOODS.” states Freeholder Deputy Director Charles E. Tomaro, liaison to the MCIA “I appreciate their dedication and commitment to impacting the lives of our neighbors in need.”

The green donation bins will be routinely collected and added to the pick up route which includes Public Libraries.

Hunger strikes everywhere. 1 in 8 Americans struggle with hunger. Here, In Middlesex County, more than 70,000 people are food insecure or unable to consistently access or afford adequate nutritious food. MCFOODS provides nonperishable foods and necessities to our network of over 120 partner organizations throughout the 25 towns in Middlesex County.

For further details on MCFOODS, hosting a food drive or participating in our upcoming events, visit www.mciauth.com or call MCFOODS at 609-655-5141.

Voluntary Security Camera Registry

The Monroe Township Police Department is committed to a continuing partnership with our community. In always striving to expand that partnership, the Monroe Township Police Department is initiating the Security Camera Registry. This voluntary program will encourage both residents and business owners within the Township to register their home or business surveillance systems, which will increase safety and the reduction of crime, continuing to keep our community safe.

During investigations, officers are often unaware of the various residences and businesses that have captured footage that is valuable to an investigation, which can lead to a successful and safe resolution.

Benefits of this program include, expediting the retrieval of video footage as well as allowing officers quicker resolutions and obtaining pertinent information. Moreover, it reduces time in canvassing areas attempting to locate surveillance systems.

If you are registered with this program and a crime occurs in your area, you may be contacted by a member of the Monroe Township Police Department. This request may include examining the time frame in question and the recordings your system has. This will be arranged at your convenience and assistance provided to you if needed to access recordings.

Again, this program is 100% voluntary and all information kept confidential. Moreover, only law enforcement will view any footage provided by you.

This program is an additional useful tool which offers residents and business owners the opportunity to partner with the Monroe Township Police Department to continue to keep our Township safe. Please note that this program does not give police the ability to tap into any home or business surveillance feeds.

How it Works

RegistrationDownload and print this form. This form only takes a few minutes to complete. The completed form can either be dropped off at police headquarters, faxed, mailed or emailed to cameras@monroetwppolice.org

Confirmation – Once you complete your registration, a member of the Monroe Township Police Department will contact you to confirm your registration.

If Assistance is Needed – You will only be contacted if a criminal incident takes place in the area of your security cameras. Police may request a copy of the video / images. Again, assistance downloading these can be provided.
This program continues the partnership with our residents and businesses to always keep Monroe Township safe.
Any questions regarding this program, please contact Detective Joseph Silvestri at 732-521-0222 ext. 151 or by email at jsilvestri@monroetwppolice.org.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Any video / images provided to the Monroe Township Police Department relating to criminal activity may be used as evidence.
  2. Footage provided is for Official Use Only by the Monroe Township Police Department or assisting agency.
  3. Under no circumstances shall registrants construe that they are acting as an agent of the Police Department.
  4. If necessary, the Monroe Township Police Department will contact you utilizing the information you provided.
  5. You agree not to release any provided video/images to media or other outlet.

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