Snow Shoveling Tips

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Snow Removal Safety Keep yourself safe from injury by taking these precautions: Individuals over the age of 40, or those who are relatively inactive, should be especially careful. If you have heart trouble, do not shovel without a doctor’s permission. Do not shovel after eating or while smoking. Take it slow! Pace yourself. Be sure […]

Tips on how to prepare for the storm

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How to Prepare for a Winter Storm –Winterize your vehicle and keep the gas tank full. A full tank will keep the fuel line from freezing. –Insulate your home by installing storm windows or covering windows with plastic from the inside to keep cold air out. ==Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned […]

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 […]

Advisory: Marina/Huron Blvd to be closed THURSDAY 1/22 from 7am till 1pm

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Dear Nixle User, A section of Marina Blvd/Huron Ave is due to be closed tomorrow morning from approximately 7am till 1 PM. All traffic heading into Atlantic City, Route 30 or the Connector will be routed to the traffic light at Brigantine Blvd and Huron Ave. Please allow for extra time if you are leaving […]

The Brigantine Police Department is promoting designated driving in an effort to keep drunk drivers off the road.

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The Brigantine Police Department is promoting designated driving in an effort to keep drunk drivers off the road. Chief Reed has invited the community at large to support the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers aimed at encouraging safe and sober driving. “Every single injury and death caused by drunk driving is totally […]

Chief, Department, Saddened by Death of NYC officers

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Brigantine Police Chief Timothy Reed and the entire department said their “thoughts and prayers” go out to the slain NYC officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, and their families. Like this:Like Loading…

“Flood Depth Hazard Maps”

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Maps are broken down into 4 parts. (1) is “Action Level”, where we begin to see effects of flooding and prepare to take action (Ie: flood buster pumps, flood gates). (2) is “Minor Level”, where we see minor flooding in our low lying areas. (3) is “Moderate Level”, where more streets that aren’t typically covered […]

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 […]

Winter: Freezing Pipes & Plumbing

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Water freezing in your cold and hot water pipes can cause serious problems. While this freezing takes place, the pipe begins to swell and may burst. In most cases, the actual break doesn’t appear until the water begins to thaw. A little bit of planning can make for a dryer, happier winter. Brigantine Water Department […]

ATLANTIC COUNTY MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL NATURAL HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN

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In accordance with Part 201.6 of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000), Atlantic County, New Jersey, has developed this Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan to identify natural hazards that threaten the County and ways to reduce future damages associated with these hazards. Following this page are the signed adoption resolutions of the County and […]

CHIEF REED ADVISES ALL RESIDENTS TO SIGN UP FOR NIXLE TODAY !! ARE YOU READY ?? 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 […]

Driving in Fog – Safety Tips

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Fog is a thin layer of cloud resting on the ground. It can reduce visibility to 1/4 mile or less, creating hazardous driving conditions. The best advice for driving in the fog is DON’T. You should consider postponing your trip until the fog clears. However, if you must drive, be prepared to cope at a […]

Preventing Fraud and Identity Theft Wi-Fi Hacking and Hotspot Dangers

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Use of Wi-Fi in coffee shops, libraries, airports, hotels, universities, and other public places pose major security risks. While convenient, they’re often not secure. You’re sharing the network with strangers, and some of them may be interested in your personal information. If the hotspot doesn’t require a password, it’s not secure. If it asks for […]

What is Emergency Management?

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Emergency management is a process that protects communities from hazards, or threats to life or property. This process involves four, often overlapping phases: Prevention/Mitigation is the process of preventing a disaster, or minimizing the negative effects of unavoidable disasters. (Enforcing building codes, building levees to protect potential flood zones, etc.)   Preparedness involves actions taken prior […]

Emergency Preparedness

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The Brigantine Police Department Office of  Emergency Management recommends all citizens to be prepared for all emergencies. Emergencies and disasters can strike quickly and without warning. You may be forced to evacuate your neighborhood or be confined to your home. Local first responders will be mobilized, but cannot reach everyone in our city right away. What would […]

Emergency Preparedness – Assemble Disaster Supply Kits

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Since you don’t know where you’ll be when an emergency occurs, it is important to prepare emergency supply kits for home, work, and for your vehicles. The following are some basic supplies your kits should include. These items will need to be customized to the ages of your children, your climate, and other variables. You […]

Emergency Preparedness – Get Informed

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The first step in emergency preparedness is to understand what types of disasters you may be facing. The HAZARDS section of our web site will introduce you to the threats in our community and some basic tips to protect your home and property. In addition to having information regarding potential disasters affecting your home in […]

Emergency Preparedness for Pets

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Emergency Preparedness for Pets To millions of Americans, pets are considered members of the family; however, unlike people, pets are sometimes completely dependent on their owners. During an emergency or disaster, frightened animals will either hide in their favorite hiding spot or run away. This leaves them to fend for themselves in the wake of an emergency […]

Emergency Preparedness – Make A Plan

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During your initial meeting you should have all of your family members present. Discuss the seriousness of disasters and emergencies with your family, and explain the necessity and importance of the Emergency Plan. Your plan should include, but not be limited to the suggestions below After developing your plan, print it Make sure all of […]

JOIN CERT TODAY !!

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Community Emergency Response Teams (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 […]

Emergency Preparedness Checklist

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Prepare now for a sudden emergency The next time disaster strikes, you may not have much time to act. Learn how to protect yourself and cope with disaster by planning ahead. This checklist will help you get started. Emergency Checklist Call Your Emergency Management Office or American Red Cross Chapter Find out which disasters could […]

Pedestrian Safety – “Be Safe, Be Seen”

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 Remember these common rules we often forget: Be ALERT- Look both ways. Be WISE- Cross at controlled intersections. Be PATIENT- Don’t rush out into the street. Be SAFE- Don’t start across until you’re sure the vehicle is stopping. Be SEEN- Make eye contact with the driver. Be BRIGHT- Wear bright clothing that makes you more […]

Personal Safety for Senior Citizens

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Why Should We Be Concerned? • As we age, we become less able to defend ourselves or project a confident image. • Because they can have significant financial resources, seniors are often the targets of theft, robbery, fraud, identity theft, etc. • You’ve got it, and they think they can take it In General • […]

New Jersey Traffic Law Title: 39:4-135/ Parking Wrong Direction

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New Jersey Traffic Law Title: 39:4-135 Please be advised that effective immediately, should your vehicle be parked in violation of New Jersey Traffic Law Title 39:4-135 ‘Parking; direction and side of street; angle parking; one way street’,  more specifically, parking your vehicle against the flow of traffic, documentation will be made of this violation with additional violations […]

Brigantine Police & Fire Departments Trunk & Treat was a spectacular event

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Brigantine Police Officers PBA Local #204 & Brigantine Professional Firefighters IAFF Local # 2657 PRESENTS TRUNK OR TREAT

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Brigantine Police Officers PBA Local #204 & Brigantine Professional Firefighters IAFF Local # 2657 PRESENTS TRUNK OR TREAT Bring your ghosts and goblins out for some Pre Halloween treats! Treats provided by the members of Brigantine Policemen’s Benevolent Association and Brigantine International Association of Firefighters THURSDAY OCTOBER 30 TIME 6 PM – 7 PM 15TH […]

Vacation Safety

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Vacations should be the time that families enjoy one another, get out and experience new things, leave their troubles behind, and make wonderful memories together. Unfortunately, vacations can often be filled with stress and worry, especially when families fall victim to criminals who like to prey on the unsuspecting vacationer. But do not despair; there […]

Making Peace Tips on Conflict Management

Frustrated? Irritated? Angry? Ready to explode? You’re not alone. Whether it’s an argument with a friend, aggravation because a driver cut in front of you, or rage because your ex-girlfriend or ex-boyfriend is going out with your best friend, conflict is part of everyday life. Anger leads to conflict, produces stress, hurts friendships, and can […]

How to Help a Troubled Friend

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Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15- to 24-year-olds, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Only accidents and homicides take more lives in this age group. In the past, suicide was viewed as a sin or a crime. Today we understand that someone who thinks or talks about […]

Protecting Your Privacy Keeping an Eye on Your Private Information

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Email, the Internet, automated teller machines (ATMs), online banking, cell phones, long-distance carriers, and credit cards make our lives more efficient. However, as our lives become more integrated with technology, keeping our private information confidential becomes more difficult. Electronic transactions can leave you vulnerable to identity theft and other types of fraud. Following a few […]

Don’t Invite Theft! A Guide to Business Security

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If you own or manage a business, the fear of a burglary, a robbery or a major shoplifting loss is probably never far from your mind. Most often these are crimes of opportunity. They happen because the criminal spots an easy chance and takes it. So make it tough on him or her. Here’s how. […]

Auto Theft Prevention

There are no guaranteed theft prevention practices or devices. However, you can reduce your risk by making it as difficult as possible for a thief to steal your car. “Harden” the Target and eliminate the Opportunity Lock all doors and roll up the windows when leaving your car unattended Take your keys with you; don’t […]

Realtor Safety

Yes, it can happen to you. You can be robbed, raped or killed while trying to make a sale – and the less cautious you are, the more vulnerable you become. If you are in this business here are some safety tips to follow: Never meet a strange buyer alone at any property. It is […]

Why does someone Cyber Stalk? How can Cyber Stalking be Prevented?

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WHEN PEOPLE GO TO FAR !! Cyberstalking is the use of the Internet or other electronic means to stalk or harass an individual, a group, or an organization. It may include false accusations, defamation, slander and libel.   Cyber Stalkers come from all different types of backgrounds. A cyber stalker can be rich or poor […]

What Can You Do to Help Prevent Cyberbullying?

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Delete Cyberbullying Stop Online Harassment Project Taking some smart precautions can help you stop cyberbullying before it starts. How to protect yourself: • Make the most of privacy settings. Investigate what measures you can take to keep content private on the websites you use. On Facebook and other social networking sites, you can adjust your […]

Crime Prevention is

Crime Prevention is sharing the responsibility between law enforcement, citizens and businesses in helping to combat crime in our community. Crime Prevention emphasizes actions taken by people BEFORE a crime is committed. Help be part of the solution. Be a responsible citizen and report any crime you see or any suspicious activity. Remember if it […]

Don’t Be So Trusting On The Phone

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Just when you think there can’t be another scam, BOOM-another one pops up! Scams are never ending and victims whofall prey to these scam artists are left in the dark. One way scam artists continue on is the fact that they are very fast talkers and gain the trust of those unsuspecting citizens. They talk […]

Did You See That?

If you saw someone commit a crime, do you think you could accurately describe what they looked like or the vehicle they were driving? Crimes can happen almost in the blink of an eye and sometimes what a witness or victim sees and remembers can be crucial in helping law enforcement solve the crime. When […]

CRIME PREVENTION TIPS FOR THE WINTER MONTHS

Fall has arrived and with it daylight savings time has ended. Thus, darkness is falling earlier. All those activities previously done in daylight will now occur in darkness: Going to your vehicle after work, picking up your children from afterschool activities and sports. You may already be doing holiday shopping in the evening. Even though […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. Like this:Like Loading…

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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! […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Police Blotter for March 20 2014

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Happy New Year 2015 !

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The Brigantine Police Department wishes residents and visitors a Happy New Year! If you’re planning to have a party or a night on the town, you’re not alone. We will have officers out patrolling for any drivers who make the unfortunate choice to drink and drive. Officers will also be out on regular patrol. The […]

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