This is an assistance program for a senior citizen or handicapped person living alone to register this information with the police department. In addition, a house key can be kept at headquarters or with a neighbor so that access can be gained to the individual’s residence, if needed.
Click here for the two Blue Star forms that must be completed. The forms and a house key (if desired) can be dropped off at headquarters 24 hours a day.
Developmental Disability Registry
The Livingston Police Department has a registry for individuals with developmental disabilities who may have difficulty communicating with emergency personnel. Participation in the registry is voluntary and all information is strictly confidential, and will only be used to better serve our residents in emergency situations. If the individual is involved in a crisis situation, officers will have information about the individual’s needs. This registry may also be used if a registrant becomes lost in the community so that an officer will have the individual’s emergency contact information. Individuals may be registered if they reside in Livingston, attend school in town, work in town or receive services at a day program in town. An individual may withdraw from the program at any time.The registration form collects information of which a caregiver thinks the police department should be aware. This information will be entered into our dispatch system and allow us to provide better service. Registration may be completed by a disabled individual or a person with legal guardianship/power of attorney for an individual. After completing the required form, please contact the Community Policing Unit at (973) 992-3000 extension #3600 or e-mail email@example.com to make an appointment to review the form with an officer. You may also contact the Community Policing Unit with any questions regarding the program. We also request that a current photo of the individual be brought with the registration form or sent via e-mail. Once registered, please ensure that pertinent information is kept current by contacting the Community Policing Unit with any changes.
In order to obtain a firearm, you must meet eligibility requirements and comply with the statutes which govern firearms purchases in the State of New Jersey. All firearms applications for residents of Livingston are handled through the police department’s Records Bureau. Click here for Firearms Information.
Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program which enlists the active participation of residents in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime in the community. It involves neighbors getting to know each other and working together in a program of mutual assistance. Residents are trained to recognize and report suspicious activities in their neighborhoods and crime prevention techniques such as home security surveys are implemented. Neighborhood Watch succeeds because there can’t be a law enforcement officer on every corner so citizen involvement is essential to combat crime. By cooperating with each other and law enforcement, people can help fight crime in their community the most effective way—before it begins.If you are someone who cares about your neighborhood and wants to get involved with preventing crime, you can start a Neighborhood Watch! It’s a simple process that can make a big difference in your community. To get started, you need to form a small planning committee and decide on a date and place for an initial neighborhood meeting. Then, contact the Livingston Community Policing Unit at (973) 992-3000 extension #3600 and request that an officer come to your meeting to discuss your neighborhood’s problems and needs. After that, you open the lines of communication between you and your neighbors and keep the police informed of any illegal or suspicious activity in your neighborhood.
Alzheimer’s patients and autistic children, as well as many other individuals with similar disorders, all have a tendency to “wander,” and wandering poses a serious threat to the life of the lost individual. Research conducted by Robert J. Koester of the Virginia Department of Emergency Services found that 46% of wanderers not located within the first 24 hours are found deceased. Worse, wanderers themselves do not perceive the risks, and they often fail to cooperate with their rescuers because they frequently seclude themselves. This limits the usefulness of standard search methods (such as calling a person by name) and, in turn, complicates rescue and recovery efforts. Citizens enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a small LoJack® SafetyNet™ personal transmitter around the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized tracking signal. If an enrolled client goes missing, the caregiver notifies their local Project Lifesaver agency, and a trained emergency team responds to the wanderer’s area. Most who wander are found within a few miles from home, and search times have been reduced from hours and days to minutes. Recovery times for PLI clients average 30 minutes — 95% less time than standard operations.For further information, visit the Project Lifesaver website or contact the Community Policing Unit at (973) 992-3000 ext. #3600.
This program is a burglary prevention/property identification program for use in homes and businesses. It requires a small amount of time and effort and involves marking and then inventorying property. Marking denies the would-be thief a market for stolen items. Valuables marked conspicuously with an identifying number will not be readily resalable. This program works even when property is recovered as it lets it be identified by police and returned to the owner. All items that might be attractive to a thief, such as computers, gaming systems, televisions, camera equipment, stereos, small appliances, and tools, should be marked. Small or very valuable items such as jewelry or antiques can be either engraved by a jeweler or photographed for identification purposes. Residents may borrow an engraver from the police department so that they may mark their valuables. They will also receive window decals to place in their home which alerts possible thieves that valuable items have been marked for identification purposes.For more information or to request to borrow an engraver, please contact the Community Policing Unit at (973) 992-3000 extension #3600 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is for Livingston residences and businesses that do not utilize Verizon as their regular phone service provider. If you use any other phone company or Voice over IP (VOIP) phone company, please complete and submit a form to be part of the Reverse 911 Notification System.
This can be done 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Livingston Police Department wants residents to feel as secure as possible in their homes. As a service to the residents and businesses of Livingston, members of the Community Policing Unit will provide an on-site visit to your home or business and can conduct a crime prevention survey at your request. This service is provided at no charge as part of the ongoing crime prevention efforts in the township. The officers will discuss topics such as exterior doors, lighting, and landscaping and then will advise you of steps you can take to decrease the likelihood that your home or business is targeted.If you would like to set up an appointment for an officer to visit you at your home or business, please call the Community Policing Unit at (973) 992-3000 extension #3600.
Vacant House Information
Livingston residents may submit a “vacant house form” when their home will be vacant for an extended period of time, such as during vacations. The vacant house program enables a police officer, during his or her normal patrol and when time permits, to check vacant houses.
Residents need to complete a few simple steps to utilize this program:
* Complete the Vacant House Form and print it out
* Bring the form to Police Headquarters
* Sign a release form and attach a $1 processing fee
This can be done 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
As part of ongoing crime prevention efforts within the township, the Police Department would like to help residents protect their property. Therefore, the Police Department has begun a bicycle registration program. Any resident may register a bicycle with the department. A sticker will be placed on the bicycle with an identifying number. Therefore, the bicycle must be present at the registration. The registration form may be filled out and brought to the registration event. Please contact the Community Policing Unit at (973) 992-3000 extension #3600 or e-mail email@example.com to schedule an appointment to register your bicycle. Click here to print the bicycle registration form.
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