Going away? Put your mail & deliveries on hold

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If you’re going away, even for just a day or two, fill out a form at the post office and get your mail delivery put on hold until you return. Burglars look for signs that homeowners are away in selecting homes to break into. A stuffed mailbox is an obvious clue to would-be thieves that no one is there. Also, if you subscribe to any newspapers, get delivery of those put on hold while you are away. … [Read more...]

Email and Text Alerts

Register for local public safety text message and email alerts powered by Nixle. Ways to sign up Visit Nixle’s online site and register. Text your zip code to:  888777 for SMS notifications only. (Find out how to text your zip code.) Cost Nixle does not charge citizens for this service but Message and Data rates may apply. Message frequency may be periodic and depends on account settings. AT&T, T-Mobile®, Sprint, Verizon Wireless and most other carriers are supported. How to … [Read more...]

Car Theft Arrest

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September 21st: Samantha Sadlowski (age 24 of Woodbury) was arrested and charged with Theft of Motor Vehicle and Hindering Apprehension by Officer O’Neill. … [Read more...]

Burglar Apprehended by Brigantine Officers

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September 17th, Thomas J. Gallagher, 34, of Brigantine, was charged with Burglary, Theft, Criminal Attempt (for several attempted burglaries in the area where he was apprehended), Criminal Trespass and Criminal Mischief. Officers observed him trying to gain entry into several unoccupied homes in the area. While conducting a search for Gallagher, he was observed inside one of the homes that he just entered unlawfully, attempting to steal items from the homeowner. A perimeter was setup of by … [Read more...]

Crime Prevention Tips Preventing Residential Burglaries

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Residential burglaries literally hit close to home. There is almost nothing more personal than having one’s home, and one’s privacy, invaded by an unwelcome outsider. Things a Burglar Looks For When “Shopping” for a Home: • A home that looks unoccupied. Are there newspapers piling up on the lawn? Is the mailbox overflowing? Are the lights always on or always off? Are vehicles that are usually in the driveway not there, or vehicles in the driveway not being used for days on end? • Can a … [Read more...]

EVACUATION INFORMATION BEFORE DISASTER STRIKES

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BRIGANTINE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR LIEUTENANT JAMES BENNETT EVACUATION INFORMATION BEFORE DISASTER STRIKES (BRIGANTINE EVACUATION ROUTE) (ATLANTIC COUNTY EVACUATION ROUTE) Help yourself and your family by being prepared before a disaster strikes. Here are a few simple guidelines to follow: * Arrange NOW with a relative or friend out of this area to take messages from you in an emergency; advise relative to call ONLY that telephone number to inquire about your safety. … [Read more...]

Letter of Thank You to Officer Powderly

I would like to applaud the Brigantine community policing efforts. My Wife's family owns a home on 38th street, and we spend quite a bit of time in Brigantine on a year-round basis. Earlier this month, I was at the Shark Park with my 3 young boys when Officer Powderly arrived in his police cruiser. The officer did a great job interacting with all of the children at the park, including my sons - and they got a real kick out of the lights, siren, equipment etc. that he showed them. This … [Read more...]

Brigantine Police News for September 24 2014

Submitted by Lt. James Bennett News Release No. 09242014 For Immediate Release: Check us out on the internet! Please the brigantinepolice.org website for latest information and news. We are also on Facebook “Brigantine Police” and Twitter. Sign up for Nixle to get the latest information: Please visit www.nixle.com and sign up for our alert and notification system to keep up to date! Front Beach Restrictions: As the result of an agreement the city entered into with the state and … [Read more...]

Brigantine Police Officers Participated in Wounded Warriors Softball Tournament

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Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)

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CERT The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately … [Read more...]

Police Blotter for September 16 2014

School opens Wednesday September 3rd Check us out on the internet! Please the brigantinepolice.org website for latest information and news. We are also on Facebook “Brigantine Police” and Twitter. Sign up for Nixle to get the latest information: Please visit www.nixle.com and sign up for our alert and notification system to keep up to date! Front Beach Restrictions: As the result of an agreement the city entered into with the state and federal government, there will be NO DOGS, … [Read more...]

Police Blotter for August 23 2014

Press Release Submitted by Lt. Jim Bennett August 28, 2014 School opens Wednesday September 3rd Check us out on the internet! Please the brigantinepolice.org website for latest information and news. We are also on Facebook “Brigantine Police” and Twitter. Sign up for Nixle to get the latest information: Please visit www.nixle.com and sign up for our alert and notification system to keep up to date! Front Beach Restrictions: As the result of an agreement the city entered into … [Read more...]

School Traffic Pattern Changes

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August 25, 2014 Dear Parents, The Brigantine Police Department has encouraged the school to make some changes to the traffic patterns at the Brigantine Schools. This is an effort to promote safety for our children and alleviate some of the congestion during the beginning and end of the school days. Effective the start of the 2014-2015 school year the following changes will take place. The school buses will now drop off and pick up students on the Lafayette Place side of the school. There will … [Read more...]

Brigantine Police Saddened by the loss of Longport Police Sgt. Charles (Tom) Adams

We are deeply saddened by the loss of  Longport Sgt. Charles (Tom) Adams. Please keep Sergeant Adam's family and friends in your thoughts as well as our brothers and sisters of the Longport Police Department. " Chief Tim Reed" … [Read more...]

CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment

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SUBJECT: CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment Page To help grow your database with the most reliable information, we recommend posting the following link on your website. The secure, customized Community Notification Enrollment (CNE) page allows residents and businesses to add or update their contact information to ensure they will be included when a message is sent – unlisted numbers, mobile numbers, TDD/TTY requirements can all be entered.   or simply place the logo below … [Read more...]

Police Blotter for April 11 2014

TRAFFIC NOTICE Atlantic City Electric to Perform Brigantine Cable Replacement Project Right lane of the bridge will be closed during construction. Atlantic City Electric is starting construction on a cable replacement project in Brigantine, N.J. An existing 23 kV submarine power cable that provides power to Brigantine Island will be replaced with a new cable to improve customer reliability. Atlantic City Electric has worked with various agencies including the New Jersey Department of … [Read more...]

South Jersey Gas Conducts Natural Gas Regulator Maintenance Program along Barrier Islands

For Immediate Release Contact: Dan Lockwood 609-561-9000 x4108 April 7, 2014 Folsom, NJ – South Jersey Gas has initiated a program to inspect, raise and potentially replace natural gas regulators along the shore points affected by Superstorm Sandy. The company has contracted with Precision Pipeline Solutions, an authorized SJG partner, to perform this work. PPS will inspect natural gas regulators in areas that were flooded and, in most instances, raise the equipment to comply with … [Read more...]

Police Blotter for April 3 , 2014

TRAFFIC NOTICE Atlantic City Electric to Perform Brigantine Cable Replacement Project Right lane of the bridge will be closed during construction. Atlantic City Electric is starting construction on a cable replacement project in Brigantine, N.J. An existing 23 kV submarine power cable that provides power to Brigantine Island will be replaced with a new cable to improve customer reliability. Atlantic City Electric has worked with various agencies including the New Jersey Department of … [Read more...]

Brigantine Police Department will take part in a new program being initiated by the Division of Highway Traffic Safety.UDrive. UText. UPay.

BRIGANTINE, NJ - The City of Brigantine Police Department will take part in a new program being initiated by the Division of Highway Traffic Safety. From April 1 through April 21, the Brigantine Police Department, as well as police agencies throughout the state, will join with the Division of Highway Traffic Safety in the Distracted Driving 2014 Statewide Crackdown. This is part of a nationwide enforcement effort, with the slogan: UDrive.  UText.  UPay. The purpose of the campaign is to … [Read more...]

Police Blotter for March 20 2014

MARGARITA NIKOLAEVA

 Burglary Suspects Sought We are seeking the public’s help in locating the whereabouts of two individuals in connection with residential burglaries and motor vehicle theft. Margarita Nikolevia: white female aged 21, approximately 5’05”, 150 pounds with blue eyes and last known to have red hair. Francis Martin, Jr: white male aged 25, approximately 5’11”, 210 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. Nikolevia has been charged by this department with multiple counts of burglary, … [Read more...]

Police Blotter for February 26 2014

For the week ending February 26th 2014, the Brigantine Police Department responded to approximately 275 calls for service, including 60 motor vehicle stops and 5 domestic disputes. February 17th: Jeanine Kaplan (age 39 of Brigantine) was arrested and charged with DWI and Refusal by Officer DeLeon. We ask for your continued vigilance and remind our residents to keep your vehicles, bicycles, and homes locked! All persons listed are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of … [Read more...]

Police Blotter for February 12 2014

For the week ending February 12th 2014, the Brigantine Police Department responded to approximately 300 calls for service, including 40 motor vehicle stops and 5 domestic disputes. February 5th: Michael Przywara (age 26 of Brigantine) was arrested and charged with Possession of CDS and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia by Officer Finan. February 6th: A 21 year old Brigantine male was arrested on outstanding warrants by Officer Lyons. February 6th: Jan Garcia (age 43 of Brigantine) was … [Read more...]

CLASS I and CLASS II- SPECIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

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The Brigantine Police Department is seeking applicants for the part time position of Class I and Class II Police Officer with a starting pay of $10.00 an hour for Class I and $15.00 an hour for Class II SLEO positions. Applicants for Class II SLEO must be a U.S. citizen, be at least 18 years old, have a High School Diploma or state certified G.E.D., read and write the English language proficiently, have no criminal record, be of sound moral character and possess a PTC certification for a … [Read more...]

Police Blotter for February 5, 2014

The Brigantine P.B.A. 204 understands that you may receive many phone calls from outside organizations claiming to be affiliated with local law enforcement. These solicitors and telemarketers DO NOT represent us. To prevent fraud, the Brigantine P.B.A. will only correspond using the “mail in” system and will NEVER under any circumstances come to your residence to solicit or collect any contributions. We are accepting donations online through PayPal. Just visit the donations page, click on the … [Read more...]

Any Snow related questions to call 609-266-1111

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BRIGANTINE RESIDENTS PLEASE READ REGARDING PARKING DURING A SNOW STORM !!

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In the Event of SNOW in the near future the Brigantine Police and The Street Department  ask that you pay strict attention to where you park. Please park vehicles off the streets during a winter storm to allow for safe and efficient removal of snow from curb to curb. Also remove trash cans and sports equipment from the roadway. To avoid being plowed in, shovel snow to the right of your driveway (as you are facing the road). A. Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that is … [Read more...]

Alarm Registration and False Alarm Education/Reduction Program

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BRIGANTINE POLICE DEPARTMENT 1417 WEST BRIGANTINE AVE BRIGANTINE, NJ 08203        PHONE (609) 266-7414 / FAX (609) 266-1066 Email: alarmreg@brigantinebeachnj.com Registration:http://brigantinepolice.org/alarm-registration/ Brigantine Police Department Alarm Registration and False Alarm Education/Reduction Program The Brigantine Police Department recognizes the value and peace of mind that an alarm system can provide to a resident and business owner and assist them with safeguarding … [Read more...]

City seeks volunteers for emergency response team “CERT”

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    The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not … [Read more...]

Acting Chief Ray Cox

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Commendations and Awards: Exceptional Duty Gallantry Star Honorable Service (9) Lifesaving (2) times Unit Citation (SRT) Unit Citation (Platoon) Steven T. Stanly Award (2004) Experience: Captain of Police, Patrol & Investigations Divisions,Brigantine Police Department (4/2010 to Present) Captain of Detectives, Brigantine police Department (2/2009 to Present) Lieutenant Investigations Division (7/2008 to 1/2009) Appointed Internal Affairs … [Read more...]

The “New Jersey Stronger Than The Storm” campaign is attempting a world record attempt at the longest ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of the summer season.

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The “New Jersey Stronger Than The Storm” campaign is attempting a world record attempt at the longest ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of the summer season.  Gov. Christie will be co-hosting the Today Show and will be at Seaside Heights.  The committee has chosen several shore towns to participate and Brigantine is one of them.  We are asking that anyone who wants to participate be at the 16th Street parking lot between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM tomorrow, Friday, May 24.  They have … [Read more...]

Elder Abuse: Financial Scams Against Our Seniors

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Learn about the most common financial frauds and scams targeting seniors.  Financial fraud is the fastest growing form of elder abuse. Broadly defined, financial elder abuse is when someone illegally or improperly uses a vulnerable senior's money or other property. Most states now have laws that make elder financial abuse a crime and provide ways to help the senior and punish the scammer. Elder financial abuse is tough to combat, in part because it often goes unreported. Many elderly … [Read more...]

Brigantine Police will passing on information through the NIXLE System. Please pass this onto your family and friends to sign up. register www.nixle.com to Stay Informed

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What is Nixle? The new notification service, NIXLE, will alert residents to emergency weather events, road closings, public safety advisories, natural and manmade disasters, and general city information through email and text messaging. How Do I Sign Up? NIXLE is free and is easy to register  www.nixle.com . The button to sign up for the service is located on the right hand side of the City’s homepage. Those who wish to register  www.nixle.com will need to create an account with a user name … [Read more...]

Cold weather survival guide: What you need to know when temperatures plummet in Brigantine…

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HEALTH  Hypothermia When exposed to low temperatures, your body loses heat faster than it can produce it. Prolonged exposure expends stored energy. Abnormally low body temperature diminishes clarity of thought and motor skills. Victims are often unaware of their danger. WARNING SIGNS Adults: Shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, slurred speech, drowsiness. Infants: Bright red, cold skin, very low energy. WHAT TO DO Frostbite causes a loss of feeling and … [Read more...]

Are You Prepared ? SIGNUP FOR NIXLE TODAY !! WERE READY !!

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NOTE: The Brigantine Police does not advocate nor recommend reading text messages while driving and highly discourages this practice. If you choose to receive Nixle alerts via text message, please read only when safe to do so Nixle In order to better serve the community, the Brigantine Police Department is utilizing an electronic messaging system that allows direct communication with persons who sign up to receive messages via email, SMS, or text messaging to their mobile device.  The … [Read more...]

Make sure your car isn’t a target for thieves

Prevent your car from being broken into. Thefts from cars are most often crimes of opportunity in which a thief sees an easy target. Reduce the chances that a criminal will want to break into your vehicle by taking some common sense steps. - At home, park your car in a garage if you have one or in the driveway rather than on the street. - Use theft deterrent systems such as car alarms, wheel lock devices, kill switches, etc. - Always park in well lit areas. - In parking lots, park in … [Read more...]

Pedestrian rules for kids

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Parents, keep your children safe and prevent them from getting hit by a car by reinforcing the following pedestrian habits: - Cross streets, especially those with continual motor vehicle traffic, only at intersections and crosswalks where drivers expect to see pedestrians. - Never cross the street from in between parked cars. Pedestrians are often hurt or killed doing this. - Before crossing, look in both directions. - At night, make sure you can be seen by drivers when crossing or … [Read more...]

Gas leaks

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Natural gas is a colorless, odorless gas that is highly combustible. A smell akin to rotten eggs is added to natural gas so that it can be detected in the air. If you smell gas in your home: - Immediately put out any open flames and do not touch electric switches, breakers, etc. - Open windows and doors for ventilation. - If the odor is strong, don’t use your phone inside the house, go outside or to a neighbor’s house to immediately report the leak by calling 922 - If you smell … [Read more...]

Protect yourself from identity theft

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There are many ways for people to obtain information about you and attempt to steal your identity – allowing them to drain your bank accounts, run up your credit cards and even apply for and receive new credit cards and loans in your name. Some steps you can take to make it harder for identity thieves to turn you into a victim: - Do not carry your Social Security card or birth certificate with you. - Do not use your birth date as a password. - Do not write down important passwords and … [Read more...]

Telemarketing fraud – spotting scams

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How do you know when someone on the other end of the phone is potentially trying to scam you? A few common signals that the call is a scam designed to steal your money: - You’ve won a “free” gift or prize, but you have to pay a postage or handling fee. - If you don’t act right away the offer won’t be good. - You must send money, give your credit card number or a bank account number. - The caller says you don’t need to get more information on the company he or she represents. The … [Read more...]

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