March 15, 2020

In light of the serious concerns regarding the COVID-19 Virus (Corona Virus), the Monroe Township Police Department will be implementing important changes to our normal operations.  We are asking the public’s help in implementing the following changes:

  • If you and/or a current or former member of your household are displaying signs of a respiratory illness to include fever, cough, difficulty breathing and shortness of breath, please be sure to notify police dispatch when you call so that our officers can utilize the proper Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) when responding to your home
  • For a call for service to the Monroe Township Police Department, Officers will request to speak with you outside of your home to gather proper information.
  • Officers have been instructed to keep a 6-foot interview distance from everyone when possible. This is in accordance with recommendations given by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) which is also a universal precaution being recommended to the public as well.
  • For minor calls for service such as thefts, criminal mischief, harassment complaints, etc., an officer may not respond to your home, rather the officer will contact you by phone to gather pertinent information to complete an Investigation Report. You will receive a case number and officer’s name for future reference.
  • Please DO NOT come to the Monroe Township Police Department if you are ill. If you need to make a report it can be done over the phone.

Please be advised that these changes apply to non-life threatening calls for service only.  You are hereby reminded that in an emergency you can always expect the same swift and stellar service by the Monroe Township Police Department.

In an emergency please dial 9-1-1.

These changes are essential for the protection of the general public and for the maintenance of an efficient and effective law enforcement response.

Chiefs of Police Partner with MCFOODS

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.

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